Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing

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1987's Dirty Dancing sees headstrong 17-year-old Baby Houseman (Jennifer Grey) on her family's usual summer vacation in the Catskills, New York, hardly expecting it to be momentous. But then she spies Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze), the resort's dance instructor from the wrong side of the tracks.

Johnny's facing a crisis: his dance partner and friend, Penny, is pregnant and has reluctantly decided to get an abortion. This leaves Johnny a solo act - until Baby agrees to take Penny's place. She has to learn how to dance first, however, and as Johnny teaches her the choreography's sexy, seductive moves, the two fall in l-o-v-e.

Awards

Winner of the 1988 Golden Globe and Oscar for Best Original Song - '(I've Had) The Time of My Life'.

Directed by

Drama, Romance

100mins

Rating: M

USA

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New Yorker (Pauline Kael)

press

The dancing here brings out the sensual dreaminess of the songs... such a bubbleheaded, retro vision of growing up in the sixties (or any other time) that you go out of the theatre giggling happily.

Los Angeles Times

press

Smart and funny, touching and unabashedly sensual.

Total Film (UK)

press

This '80s classic transcends cynicism to give warm-fuzzies the world over.

Time (USA)

press

If the ending of Eleanor Bergstein's script is too neat and inspirational, the rough energy of the film's song and dance does carry one along, past the whispered doubts of better judgment.

No body puts baby in the corner

This is my all time favourite film Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey have a beautiful chemistry the dance moves the music the love story if you havent seen it I strongly reccomend you do Beacause I know I had the Time of My life and I owe it all to Dirty Dancing.