I was really excited to see this movie, because I really liked the music and I always heard about how popular it was in the 80’s; however, I really wish I didn’t. I did not enjoy this movie at all! I felt like there was really no plot. I mean, I know that it’s all about her trying to get into this prestigious dance school, but it just seemed very disorganized and just all over the place. Also, I just really didn’t like the main character. The movie seemed like it wanted to be a Cinderella movie, but with sex, strippers, dance and good music. The only good part about this film is the dancing. Other than that, it’s socially awkward and just a badly made film. The only thing it encouraged me to do was work out…
I recently heard that this film will also be brought to Broadway in August 2013. I do not know if I’ll go watch it; I just cannot help but think that if the film is as awful as it was, I do not see the Broadway show being any better. The show was originally supposed to be out in the fall of this year; however, due to the lack of Broadway shows available and the unfinished project, they decided to push it another year (http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/04/flashdance-musical-set-for-broadway-in-august-2013/). They believe that because the movie was so popular that people will want to see the show and it will attract audiences. On the other hand, I really don’t understand anyone that would want to watch this film.
Lastly, Jennifer Bealss’ dancing is great, but I really didn’t like her character in this film. She just seems so ungrateful and overly sexual. I feel like she didn’t have any respect for herself; she portrayed a good role model in the sense that you should chase your dreams, regardless of the obstacles presented; but that ended there. She’s just someone I would not want to be. This character didn’t really offer Beals a chance to better her career either. She’s just kind of forgotten ( in my opinion).
Also, in a lot of scenes, she just made me uncomfortable. Don’t know how people found her to be sexy when eating that lobster. I just thought it was embarrassing (scene can be seen here: http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2011/09/the-10-sexiest-food-scenes-in-movies/flashdance) Doesn’t she just make you want to eat some lobster? No, thank you. She should just stick to dancing.