Catrin Lowe and Rich Nelson from Don‘t You Want Me? podcast join Flixwatcher remotely to review Catrin’s choice Dirty Dancing.
Dirty Dancing is a 1987 romantic drama written by Eleanor Bergstein and directed by Emile Ardolino and stars Patrick Swayze as dance instructor Johnny Castle and Jennifer Grey as Baby. Set in the summer of 1963, Baby and her family are on vacation at Kellerman’s – an American version of Butlins – in the Catskills. After Baby intervenes to help Johnny’s dance partner Penny with an abortion she steps in to dance with Johnny and goes on a journey of self-discovery.
Marketed as a ‘chick flick’ – dancing, pink font, the mega-hit ‘(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life’ by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, peak Patrick Swayze – Dirty Dancing has much more depth and nuances than a lot of people give it credit for. For a mainstream film to include botched abortions as a major plot point in the 1980s was a brave move.
Scores for recommendability for 14 Peaks were high from guests and Flixwatcher. As with documentaries the repeat viewing score was much slower giving a very respectable overall score of 4.10. 14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible premieres on Netflix UK on Monday 29 November.
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