Dirty Dancing

Have the time of your life…
Have the time of your life…
D: Emile Ardolino
Vestron (Linda Gottlieb & Eleanor Bernstein)
USA 🇺🇸 1987
97 mins


W: Eleanor Bergstein
DP: Jeff Jur
Ed: Peter C. Frank
Mus: John Morris
PD: David Chapman
Cos: Hilary Rosenfeld

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 and perhaps most iconic film of 1987. It really 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 Jewish 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 likely to be a film that guys     are unlikely to appreciate as much, which is a shame as it's far more than bubblegum entertainment. Although I’m surely not the only person questioning why a Summer Camp representative 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, but it could be forgiven as being a sign of the times)
Taking the movie as a metaphor for a teenage girl's step into adulthood and repressed expressionism of an artist, it can be appreciated a lot more than the face value plot.
Perhaps it’s grossly overrated by women and completely underrated by men, my opinion sees it fall halfway between an MTV-inspired popcorn romance and genuine cinematic art, although I certainly would consider it a classic of 1980’s pop culture with a memorable soundtrack of great, albeit anachronistic, songs (including the Oscar-winning “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life”), and the iconic final scene really is cinema magic at its finest.
Patrick Swayze & Jennifer Grey in Dirty Dancing
Patrick Swayze & Jennifer Grey in Dirty Dancing