Make It Happen

August 8, 2008 0 By Fans
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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.