Jennifer Grey (Frances 'Baby' Houseman), Patrick Swayze
(Johnny Castle), Jerry Orbach (Dr. Jake Houseman), Cynthia Rhodes (Penny Johnson), Jack Weston (Max Kellerman), Jane Brucker (Lisa Houseman), Kelly Bishop (Marjorie Houseman)
The most critic proof film of 1987. It doesn't matter what I
say about this film, you'll either love it or hate it.
During a summer camp vacation in the mid-1960's, a teenager
from a strict, conservative family becomes attracted to an older, rebellious dance instructor.
Without doubt, Dirty Dancing will leave all the ladies
swooning over Patrick Swayze's rippling chest and abs (and maybe slightly jealous, wishing it was them dancing with Johnny at the end instead of Baby Houseman), this is just a film that guys
won't appreciate as much. It's good bubblegum entertainment which has aspirations to be wholesome, but am I the only person questioning why a Summer Camp Rep in his thirties is romantically
cavorting with a teenager? People get locked up for this sort of thing in real life! (Apologies if I've ruined the magic, but it's kinda true.)
Taking the movie as a metaphor for a teenage girl's step into
adulthood it can be appreciated a lot more than the face value story of a girl defying her parents to practice dancing with her rebellious instructor while on holiday at a summer camp in the
Grossly overrated by women and completely underrated by men,
my opinion sees it fall somewhere in the middle. A semi-classic of pop culture with a memorable soundtrack of iconic songs.