Save the Last Dance
After her mother dies, aspiring ballerina Sara Johnson moves in with her estranged father, who lives in a largely black neighborhood. When Sara is befriended by a classmate's brother who shares her love of dance, an interracial romance develops.
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- Thomas Carter
PG-13Violence, sexual content, language and brief drug references
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
Color; region 1 encoding; interactive menus; scene access; audio commentary by director Thomas Carter; making of; deleted scenes; K-Ci & Jo Jo "Crazy" music video; trailer; MTV spots; cast & crew Interviews.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this movie has strong language, and the soundtrack lyrics have even stronger language, including the "N" word. Chenille has an out of wedlock child (and a difficult relationship with the child's father). Derek has to decide whether his loyalty to an old friend (and his sense of guilt at the friend's having taken the rap for them both) means that he must go along with him when he plans to shoot someone. Characters object to the interracial romance, mostly because they are jealous. The characters buy fake IDs so they can go to a club that serves liquor, and they drink and smoke.
- Sexual Content
- Teen character has out of wedlock child, some sexual references.
- Characters involved in violence, car crash, parental death.
- Typical high school-style strong language, very strong language in soundtrack rap songs.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Teen characters drink and smoke, fake ID.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it