Dirty Dancing (1987)

DailyView: Day 115, Movie 188

“Nobody puts Baby in a corner.”

One of the most iconic quotes from any movie, it is from the classic dance movie of the 1980s, Dirty Dancing.

In the Catskills, “Baby” Houseman (Jennifer Grey) spends the summer at a resort with her family. This year, she winds up taking the place of one of the dancers in a performance with dance instructor Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze). Through their dancing, Baby and Johnny fall in love.

Another film that I never was interested in seeing. The rom com type dance flick never appealed to me. Yet, after watching it today for the first time, it was a decent watch. I liked the simplistic story, the development of the relationship between Johnny and Baby.

Both Swayze and Grey do a great job with the dance routines and the practice sessions, which is as fun as the finished product. The practice scenes with them in the outdoors were so much fun. The dancing on the fallen tree was impressive.

There are some excellent actors in supporting roles too, led by the late Jerry Orbach. The film also includes Cynthia Rhodes, Jack Weston, Jane Brucker, Wayne Knight, and Kelly Bishop.

Dirty Dancing is a fun movie with some great music and dance routines.

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