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Dein Perry, the dancer and choreographer who scored an international hit with the stage show Tap Dogs, made his debut as a film director with this drama inspired by his early days as an Australian laborer. Sean (Adam Garcia) and Mitchell (Sam Worthington) are two brothers who work at a steel mill in a rough-and-tumble area of New South Wales, Australia. Sean is a talented dancer and thinks this could be his ticket to a better life; Mitchell, however, is more practical, and tries to talk his brother into joining him as he opens a new business, leaving dancing as a hobby. Tensions grow between… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 35%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"All shiny surfaces with nothing underneath."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"If you want to see straight Australians dance, rent Strictly Ballroom."
‑ Don Willmott,
"Exorbitantly MTV-ish with its slick pacing, utter lack of depth and frequent, mindless outbursts of euphoria for mere euphoria's sake."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"A raucous and rowdy Australian film that will send you from the theatre deliciously happy with a genuine smile on your face."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Think Billy Elliot, Flashdance and The Full Monty, and then say ugh!"
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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