One Last Dance [DVD] 
- SKU: 7266415
- Release Date: 08/23/2005
Ratings & Reviews
- Director and cast commentary
- Photo gallery
- Closed Captioned
A retired dancer (Patrick Swayze) and his two former partners must put aside their differences and resurrect the performance that previously ended their careers in this cinematic labor of love from dancer-turned-director Lisa Neimi and husband Swayze. Following the death of its longtime owner, the renowned New York dance studio of Alex McGrath is about to close its doors for good. Though it's been years since embittered dancer Travis has performed professionally, the prospect of his old haunt falling prey to the wrecking ball is simply too much to take. Reaching out to old dance partners Chrissa (Neimi) and Max (George de la Pena) in a last-ditch effort to save their mentor's studio, the trio decide to stage a performance of the very show that drove them apart nearly a decade ago. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Cast & Crew
- Patrick Swayze - Travis
- Lisa Niemi - Chrissa
- George de la Pena - Max
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One Last DanceFebruary 3, 2010
I love to watch movies. What grabs me most is the overall entertainment value, as well as the quarlity, of the movie. When something touches the heart and shows goodness and moves me, I feel that I have been rewarded by viewing it and that it was worth my time spent. My interests are quite varied and I watch many genres. This movie was one of those that speaks to every emotion and fulfills the need to sit back and be taken out the world and placed in a world that entertains. I have always been a fan of Patrick Swazye and his performance is great in this one. The dancing in this one is superb, right up there with Dirty Dancing, which I also enjoy. This is one that can be watched with the whole family.
I would recommend this to a friend
Great MovieSeptember 13, 2014
The movie started with flashbacks, and until you figured it out, it was a little difficult to follow. However, it soon became clear that due to outstanding issues at the time, one particularly difficult dance routine and difficult producer/director broke the team apart. They manage to get back together and work as a team, and they actually perform the dance at the very end - beautiful job!
I would recommend this to a friend
I give it 2 stars for it's unintended comedyAugust 15, 2014
Thank goodness my wife and I rented this movie because it is a one-viewing-only experience. We are introduced to Patrick Swayze's character and he seems the country hayseed who just got off the train from Booniesville. Later, we learn he's been "all over the world". Then we have to endure watching Lisa Neimi having, or reliving, her repeated emotional breakdowns. Boo hoo. Oh, don't forget George De La Pena. One minute he's prodding the two former lovers, (Swayze and Neimi), into dancing the production they've all reunited to do. The next he's crying at his makeup table because he never believed he, himself, could complete the darn task. Oh please!!! The story is so full of drama queens it's beyond belief!!! I have to admit that my wife and I spent most of the movie chuckling at the acting, the story and finally the lover's dance sequences. My major complaint was we hardly got to see these "great dancers" dance. There were plenty of waist up shots of the pair emoting their polarizing love/hate feelings. Demonstrations of their dance skill? It seemed to be a case of hiding their weaknesses. And, then there's Neimi's fatherless daughter. It wasn't too hard to figure out who's daddy. This plotline is so tired and comes at you thousands of miles before it's revealed. No surprise here. Now let's be real. The threesome, who are supposed to be saving this dance company with their performance, were all pushing their mid 40's when we see the flashbacks of seven years prior!!! Now the movie is trying to convince us that not one, but three people are going to beat the odds, and are expected to perform like the kiddies?!?!? As I said, we had to hold back the giggles. Three things of note should be added here: 1. Watch the extra feature on this DVD. Neimi and Swayze, (real life husband and wife), show SO MUCH more of an emotional connection there than they ever could muster for the movie's performance. When not of the wooden variety, their emotional range swung to a stupefying over acting. Again, boo-hoo. 2. The movie's lighting director and photographer should have been fired on the spot. Miss Neimi looks quite ancient and Swayze looks like his face is plastic. During one scene Patrick wants to practice a jump-catch!!! We cringed because it was like telling us our grandma was going to make the same attempt. We were convinced if Lisa fell it would be the preverbal "old woman" breaking her hip. Again, refer to the extra features. They look quite pleasant and Neimi looks like she may even be able to pull this wishing well story off. 3. Lastly, I would say the sequences with the other dancers gathered for this movie were very good. They were quite entertaining to watch and were performed with inventive choreography. Three cheers for the understudies!!! Hurrah, Hurrah, Hurrah!!! I have mixed emotions about this film. On one hand I like to root for the "old-timer" who makes good. On the other, it is tremendously embarrassing watching "old people" look foolish. Unfortunately my rooting turned to laughing in disbelief. Rent, don't buy, this movie as ironic camp and for the intermittent supporting dancers' sequences.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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