Sentenced to a stretch of community service at a prestigious school for the arts, streetwise troublemaker Tyler Gage unexpectedly discovers his natural talent for dance when he pairs with one of the academy's ballerinas.
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- Anne Fletcher
- This movie is
- DVD and streaming
French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer; director's commentary; deleted scenes.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Step Up contains references to gang violence, racial unrest, and tragedies resulting from a life of poverty. Social classes are prevalent (the "privileged" and the "poor"), and lies and betrayal are part of the storyline. Tyler comes from a low-income foster home, and his life is all about parties, thugs, and criminal behavior, including a run-in with a chop-shop owner. There's some profanity and sexual innuendo.
- Sexual Content
- Innuendoes throughout; budding romances between Tyler/Jenna and others; one student's use of synthesizers is likened to masturbation.
- Gang violence, street thugs, Tyler and his buddies trash the school.
- A few uses of "s--t," plus "damn," "hell," and the like.
- Social Behavior
- Lying, betrayal, partying, criminal and rebellious activities; messages about teenage self-improvement.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- References to drugs/alcohol throughout.
- 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