Today we’re talking about the 2020 film Work It.
Someone found an old 90’s sports movie script and decided to gender-swap the cast and make it about dancing. You’ve got all the usual stereotypes, the slightly goofy sex-obsessed best friend, the nerdy driven main character, the beautiful love interest, the parent who pushes too hard, and the forgettable background characters.
Despite being predictable, it still pulled it off pretty well, no huge loose ends or glaring issues.
The characters were a little stereotypical, but they still felt unique for the most part.
I don’t like that the diva villain is queer-coded. The only remotely queer character being the villain is pretty crappy.
For a sports movie selling itself as a romance, this had a lot of very clever humour. I doubt it’ll make it’s way into my daily quoting, but it was believable and funny.
Visuals and Music
Visually the movie was very well shot. The dancing wasn’t always the best, but cinematography was good. Several scenes I could have told you were from a dance movie without having seen the movie.
The music was good. I enjoyed the pop heavy soundtrack and my youngest felt compelled to get up and dance more than once.
The angsty bits weren’t too long and other than the terrible relationship between the mom and daughter, I enjoyed this movie. It’s one of the few I’ve reviewed that had the entire family laughing.
This is a typical sports movie with a romance. The dancing isn’t exceptional, but the story is a lot a fun and quite funny.
Final Score: 3 Stars out of 5