I had the pleasure of seeing a screening of this film last night in New York. This is a heartwarming and inspirational movie that celebrates tenacity and indomitable spirit. It is impossible not to root for Betty/Betsy, Joe B., Audrey, Fanny, and the lot of the Net Seniors crew; often my girlfriend and I found ourselves dancing along and cheering, and the entire audience burst into applause at least four or five times over the course of the film. The film reminded me a lot of last year's Young At Heart, and fans of that documentary will find a wonderful companion piece with Gotta Dance.
Go see this movie!
Reviewed by cgaines1110 / 10
Gotta Dance is the story of the NETSational Seniors, a hip hop team comprised of older adults who refuse to be written off because of age.
Put this inspiring film at the top of your list of fun things to do this summer! Gotta Dance is a must-see movie that appeals to people of all ages and backgrounds! So bring the entire family, then sit back and enjoy! I loved this film because it is about real people pursuing their dreams! It is sure to put a smile on your face and make you want to dance in the aisles! And it will change the way you think about "old" people forever! It may just be the catalyst we need to start a national dialog on aging in America! Forget about aging out--that's so 20th century--these folks are aging-in! Watch this team of older adults and get ready to cheer!
Reviewed by sue-778 / 10
Great Feel Good Film
Loved this documentary about older folks dancing hip hop for the New Jersey Nets basketball team. Very inspiring. The wonderful personalities of these dancers contrasted against the shallow, self-absorbed young cheerleaders was almost laughable. (How many times did their main coach say "I" in the film? Soooo many) I can only hope I will be half as much a go-getter as these ladies (and one gentleman) when i reach the 60 year mark. Teacher Betty/Betsy really stood out. She was such an interesting lady. Hearing their backstories was also a highlight. Anyone who thinks senior citizens don't have anything to offer the public should see this film!