1 hour, 37 minutes
PG-13 Parents Strongly Cautioned.
for brief strong language.
DVD Features: Extra Moves; Making The Music Videos; 8 Music Videos Including Flo Rida Feat. David Guetta "Club Can't Handle Me"
Rick Malambri ... Luke
Sharni Vinson ... Natalie
Adam G. Sevani ... Moose
Alyson Stoner ... Camille
Keith Stallworth ... Jacob
Kendra Andrews ... Anala
Stephen Boss ... Jason
Joe Slaughter) ... Julien
| In this third hip-hop dance contest film in the series, Luke (Rick Malambri) runs a nightclub and
dance studio out of a Brooklyn warehouse that he inherited from his
parents. Despite the fact that the club is packed every
night, he's behind on his mortgage payments and really needs to win the upcoming
World Jam to save his crew's home. So he challenges his dance team, the
Pirates, to go for it against their arch-rival competitors. New members
of his team include Natalie (Sharni Vinson), who gets involved in a romance with Luke, and Moose
(Adam Sevani), who neglects his college studies and his best gal
Camille (Alyson Stoner) to dance in secret.
The only hold-over from the first film Step Up is Alyson Stoner, and from the second film Step Up 2 the Streets is Adam Sevani. But there are also a
couple of surprise cameos as well. Otherwise, director Jon Chu ("Step Up 2: The Streets") has made a straightforward
sports-type movie with a win-or-die competition, plus a couple of formulaic
romantic comedy subplots and a rather pointlessly evil villain (Joe Slaughter), who has a nefarious connection to one of
But happily in Step Up 3 the outrageously
elaborate dance-offs and montage sequences have been choreographed for
maximum 3-D effectiveness using water, lights and any other gimmicks they could come up with, but it is all done with such a hectic energy that the dance
sequences are truly exhilarating. They're so good, in fact, that you'll probably be able to
overlook some of the clunky dialog, which the actors struggle to deliver. But if their performances are often almost comically
stiff, their dance moves are totally awe inspiring.