Make It Happen

August 8th, 2008







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Plot
Embarking on a journey to fulfill her dreams as a dancer, a young girl discovers a new style of dance that will prove to be the source of both conflict and self-discovery.

Release Year: 2008

Rating: 5.1/10 (2,541 voted)

Director: Darren Grant

Stars: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Tessa Thompson, Riley Smith

Storyline
Embarking on a journey to fulfill her dreams as a dancer, a young girl discovers a new style of dance that will prove to be the source of both conflict and self-discovery.

Writers: Duane Adler, Nicole Avril

Cast:
Mary Elizabeth Winstead - Lauryn
Tessa Thompson - Dana
Riley Smith - Russ
John Reardon - Joel
Julissa Bermudez - Carmen
Ashley Roberts - Brooke
Karen LeBlanc - Brenda
Matt Kippen - Wayne
Erik Fjeldsted - Marty - Mechanic
Aaron Merke - Clay - Mechanic
Leigh Enns - Flirtatious Customer
Christina Grace - Female Dancer - Auditions (as Christina Grace SY)
Debbie Patterson - Audition Receptionist
Sofia Costantini - Choreographer's Assistant
Jeremy Koz - Cool Looking Guy

Taglines: Hear The Music. Feel The Beat.



Details

Official Website: Official site [Australia] | Official site [Belgium] |

Release Date: 8 August 2008

Filming Locations: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Opening Weekend: £505,820 (UK) (10 August 2008) (259 Screens)

Gross: £1,147,470 (UK) (17 August 2008)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:
The umbrella dance was originally planned with water dropping down like rain, with the girls dancing in water, splashing it around with their dance moves. However, the idea was scraped due to the fact that it would be too easy for the girls to fall while shooting the scene.

Goofs:
Continuity: In the scene were Lauren dances onstage at Ruby's for the first time, as she goes into her starting pose, she realizes that she is too fair to the left (viewer's left, her right) of the stage and adjusts herself so her silhouette (outline) is right in the middle of the sliding stage door (at the line where the doors meet). However, in the very next shot her silhouette is now to the right (viewer's right) of the middle/door split.

Quotes:
Carmen: Maybe he was upset cos you were so bad.
Brooke: Ease off Carmen, she was killing it.



User Review

Youthful, uplifting and vibrant popcorn flick

Rating: 6/10

This film is about a young woman who works against all odds towards achieving her dream as a dancer.

"Make It Happen" is a predictable feel good movie. It has got all the ingredients to be a cheesy film. It has trendy danceable music, cool dance moves, great looking people, the jealous enemy; even the obligatory shopping scenes! As for the plot, there is no beating around the bush. Just six minutes into the film, there is already a dance audition. The pacing is fast, but it does not feel rushed. The dance moves are energetic and vibrant, which makes it a joy to watch.

"Make It Happen" gives the right youthful energy which makes viewers feel good. It is a great popcorn flick to turn your brain off. Just forget all the clichés, sit back and enjoy it.









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