Make It Happen
Make It Happen (2008)

Grindhouse star Mary Elizabeth Winstead headlines the dance-themed picture Make It Happen -- a bleak drama about a small-town girl who migrates to the Windy City, where she hopes to build a career as a respected dancer. Instead, her life… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 8, 2008
DVD Release Date: December 9, 2008
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Critic Score: 22% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Cheap, predictable, formulaic and unimaginative generic dance film. Comes across as Showgirls for simpleton teens, but with much less flesh on show.

Tom Huddlestone
Time Out

Despite boundless energy and some surprisingly artful photography, 'Make it Happen' is never more than product. Cheap, abysmally scripted and utterly soulless.

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

We know the trajectory, it's a question of how brightly the rocket burns and how interested we are in the astronauts aboard this dance missile from small town Indiana to Chicago Big Time Dance School

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Jake Wilson
The Age (Australia)

It's hard to dislike all these urban musicals aimed at teenage girls, and even harder to tell them apart.

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Mike Edwards
What Culture

Another dance movie this year? Seriously, where the heck do they keep coming from?

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Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

This film's limp retelling of the against-all-odds cliche just doesn't bump, grind or sweat enough to make it happen.

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Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard

So predictable that you know exactly what's going to happen at any given minute.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...yet another tedious inspirational tale revolving around a would-be dancer's efforts at transcending her wrong-side-of-the-tracks upbringing to become a professional hoofer.

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Des Partridge
Courier Mail (Australia)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead [has] star quality.

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Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)

Then you wait for the moment one of the regular girls gets injured, the hostess has to find a replacement and... the rest you know.

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Dean McKenna
Awesome and spectable dance sequences I ever saw. This dance perform movie is familiar as <i>Flashdance</i> meets <i>Save the Last… More
Marcus Woolcott
I know I swore off these dance movies, but I like MEW, she's a good actress and I thought she might bring something more to the role. Nope. She fails to… More
Steven Vincent Gee
It was no surprise that, throughout <b>Make It Happen</b>'s 80-minutes duration, one would find this latest dance flick (helmed by occasional… More
monty hawes
Mary Elizabeth Winstead gives a strong performance as a small town girl trying to make it at the top dance school in Chicago. When she doesn't get… More
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Deb Jarnagin
This movie is across between, Step Up, Center Stage, and Coyote Ugly. It has like parts of each of those movies that I have already seen in this movie. The girl… More