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Academy Award® Winner
Its the summer of 1963 and Baby is stuck at the Catskills with her parents. Attempting to make the best of the situation, Baby attends the organized classes on merengue dancing and wig... View more >
Starring Jennifer Grey, Patrick Swayze
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"Nobody is putting baby in the corner." One of the best lines in the movie. I saw the 1987 movie and I saw it again on the big screen in 1997. It's not much of a movie. It the story of a girl who went on vacation in the Catskill mountains. Then Patrick Swayze came into the picture and change her life though the art of dance. Jennifer Grey is my favorite character and because of her presnce, she helped this movie. I can recall the song that came from the movie, "I've Had the Time of My Life," that was blasting over the top 40 redio station. Thank god I've listern to NPR and all the classical music and Jazz or else I will be driven mad by that song.But aside from that, "Dirty Dancing is a fun movie. Nothing more.
Dirty Dancing is one of those movies that you can't really appreciate as much if you weren't there to experience it in the theaters when it was released. Some of the magic that it created is lost with time, but for those of us who were there, it will always hold a special place in our memories.
This simple movie from 1987 became a pop culture phenomena that made the soundtrack a big hit, spawned a performance dance tour, and made Patrick Swayze a desirable man in the minds of many. I think the mix of nostalgia, infectious music, romance, and great dance routines struck a chord with audiences, and it hasn't been matched since (and may not ever in my lifetime).
It's a fun diversion that can survive repeated viewings, and for those of us who were "there" it's something that you'll watch every once in a while for sentimental reasons, if for no other reason.