Step Up 2: The StreetsFebruary 14, 2008
Romantic sparks occur between two dance students from different backgrounds at the Maryland School of the Arts.
Release Year: 2008
Rating: 5.7/10 (29,817 voted)
Critic's Score: 50/100
Jon M. Chu
Stars: Robert Hoffman, Briana Evigan, Cassie Ventura
Following the death of her parents, teen-aged Andie West is living with her mother's best friend, Sarah. Andie, who doesn't care about school, is trying to figure out where she fits in in life. The only thing she loves is dancing with her street crew, the 410, led by Tuck. The 410 are the most notorious of the street crews in Baltimore and are wanted by the police for their acts of vandalism and public mischief. Sarah threatens to send Andie to live with relatives in Texas unless she cleans up her act, which includes ending her association with the 410 and trying harder at school. Andie's neighborhood friend, Tyler Gage, convinces Andie to audition for entry into the Maryland School of the Arts (MSA), an institution which ended up turning his life around for the better. Andie passes the audition but isn't sure she fits in there. The school's director, Blake Collins…
Writers: Toni Ann Johnson, Karen Barna
Adam G. Sevani
Harry Shum Jr.
(as Kejamel 'K-Mel' Howell)
Jeff 'Rapid' Ogle
It's not where you're from. It's where you're at.
Release Date: 14 February 2008
Filming Locations: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $22,125,429
(17 February 2008)
Did You Know?
[Jon M. Chu]
The director in the scene with the stunt double rehearsing, during the crew-recruiting montage.
During the final dance scene in the rain, every guy has his sweatshirt disappear except for Chase and Moose.
Well, there's a reason they're there and not here.
You should take a look for yourself. I think you'd be surprised.
And you are?
I'm Robert Alexander the third, but you can call me Moose. I dance with their crew.
Damn right, I dance!
I can take you to where they are.
Okay, Goose, let's go.
Heh, heh. No, no – it's Moose.
Dialogue laughable…Dancing beyond incredible
As with the last user who commented, the reason for this score was
purely the dancing. Now, to be fair, the acting abilities of the two
main characters was average…even above average at times…though not
stellar. However, their dancing was freaking SICK. I've seen a lot, and
some of this freestyle was off the charts incredible. The only reason
that I went to see this movie, in fact.
Briana Evigan (Andie) is an amazingly talented dancer. Her acting was
actually not that bad, I was pleased. Robert Hoffman (Chase) was the
typical charming, blond-haired and privileged pretty-boy…with an
edge. His dancing was phenomenal, they were both exciting to watch.
Their chemistry together was enough to make it hard to tear my eyes
from the screen. If the trailers entertain you, and you're a fan of
dance see this movie. Though the plot is weak, and the dialogue
laughable, the dancing is enough to make spending your $8 on the ticket
more than worth it.