In November 1958, the American teenager Katey Miller moves with her parents and her younger sister to Havana...
Release Year: 2004
Rating: 5.6/10 (11,397 voted)
Critic's Score: 39/100
Stars: Diego Luna, Romola Garai, Sela Ward
Storyline In November 1958, the American teenager Katey Miller moves with her parents and her younger sister to Havana. Her father is an executive of Ford expatriated to Cuba, and Katey is an excellent high school senior student that misses her friends. The family is lodged in a fancy hotel, where Katey accidentally meets the local teenage waiter Javier Suarez. Later she sees Javier dancing in a public square and they become friends, but he is fired from the hotel because her acquaintances have seen them together. Katey invites Javier to participate of a Latin Ballroom Contest in the local Palace club to help him to raise some money, and she secretly meets him in the La Rosa Negra nightclub for rehearsals. Later they fall in love for each other in times of revolution.
Writers: Kate Gunzinger, Peter Sagal
Cast: Diego Luna
(as Mya Harrison)
(as Polly Cusumano)
Opening Weekend: $5,811,325
(29 February 2004)
(18 April 2004)
Did You Know?
Trivia: Diego Luna (Javier) is not a trained dancer, but learned the dances he needed for the movie in about six weeks. He has said that normally, he best dancing is done with a few beers in him.
When Katey is in the club for the first time the same guy in a blue button up shirt dances by at least twice, in different directions each time.
Quotes: Javier Suarez:
Ok, I'll be the girl!
I wasn't sure what to expect when I watched this movie. I was sure
quite how it would fit with the Dirty Dancing title, but once I turned
it on I was enraptured. I couldn't turn away and when it was over and
watched it a second time.
I was uncertain at first what I would think because I'd heard it was a
Sequel, I'd heard it was a Prequel and I'd heard it was a remake. But
when I came out of watching it, I felt it was a movie in it's own
right. If anything it was a Parallel. It present the same kind of
feelings and emotions as the original Dirty Dancing. Other than that it
was it's own movie.
Romola was fabulous and Diego was just so easy to watch. They had great
chemistry that made the whole thing believable and realistic. I could
watch them dance all day. And the music made me want to dance myself if
I knew how.