The most famous shot in this film

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.



Top Ten Songs Snapshot from 1983


10.  “I’ll Tumble 4 Ya”  by Culture Club

9.  “Human Nature” by Michael Jackson

8.  “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler


7.  “She Works Hard for the Money” by Donna Summer



6. “Every Breath You Take” by The Police


5.  “Tell Her About It” by Billy Joel


4.  “Puttin’ on the Ritz” by Taco


3.  “The Safety Dance” by Men Without Hats


2.  “Sweet Dreams” by Eurythmics


1.  “Maniac” by Michael Sembello


source Entertainment Weekly #1224/1225