Sunday, January 16, 2011

Stomp the Yard: Homecoming (2010) PG13 - 2½ Stars

I rented the movie because I have great respect for anyone who can move their feet like some of these actors can. My biggest complaint about this movie is the editing or so called direction. You never get to see the dancers completely perform. I'd like to think it's not because they can't stomp without mistakes OR the director thought it would be clever to jump around instead of staying with the characters. It would have been nice to see one or all performers do a routine all the way through from one angle. I recognized "Nikki" right away from daytime soap opera and I have to say the acting for the most part wasn't too bad.

Truth University has many sorority clubs. The Theta Nus sorority has been working all year on perfecting their techniques for this years Homecoming annual Step Competition. They seem to be a "shoe-in" if they can just get their star performer Chance Harris, (Collins Pennie), aka "Rock Star", to stay focused. But things are falling apart for Chance. Since Chance's mother just died, he's been finding it harder to stay focused on anything but his dancing. He gets himself involved into a rigged dance competition that has a gang of thugs tracking him down for money. He's torn between his current girlfriend Nikki, (Tika Sumpter), and his ex Brenda, (Kiely Williams), and his family restaurant needs his attention. Can Chance bring it together in time to win the competition and becoming the man on campus.

Gotta Step 2 Productions, Rainforest Films
Director: Rob Hardy
Writers: Meena Payne, Albert Leon
Producer: William Packer
I viewed 12/10

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