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Dirty Dancing

  PG-13 HD Closed Captioning

Emile Ardolino

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Plot Summary

The summer of 1963 innocent 17-year-old Baby (Jennifer Grey) vacations with her parents at a Catskill's resort. One evening she is drawn to the staff quarters by stirring music. There she meets Johnny (Patrick Swayze), the hotel dance instructor, who is as experienced as Baby is naive. Baby soon becomes Johnny's pupil in dance and love.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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72%
  • Reviews Counted: 57
  • Fresh: 41
  • Rotten: 16
  • Average Rating: 6.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Dirty Dancing works best when it's most direct and unpretentious. – Vincent Canby, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Fresh: If the ending of Eleanor Bergstein's script is too neat and inspirational, the rough energy of the film's song and dance does carry one along, past the whispered doubts of better judgment. – Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine, Mar 25, 2013

Fresh: Good production values, some nice dance sequences and a likable performance by Grey make the film more than watchable. – Variety Staff, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Rotten: The dance finale between Gray and Swayze, although an obvious crowd-pleaser, is performed to a contemporary song clearly intended for the charts, which blows the period feel right off the dance floor. – Desson Thomson, Washington Post, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Nobody puts Baby in a corner!

As many times as I have seen this movie I never get tired of it and that says a lot since I have been watching it for as long as I can remember. BUY IT, doesn't matter if it is on iTunes or in a store, your life needs this movie. Lol, I'm going to be 19 in July and I've watched it since I was 2! For what are you waiting? Click the buy button.

One of my Personal favorites

Like many born in the 1980's I grew up watching this movie. What I like about it the most, is the music. The music is just so catchy and memorable and the dances are rather...kinky. But this movie is a must have if you love music, romance, and a good comic relief.

Nobody puts Baby in the corner

My favorite movie moment of all time: "I carried a watermelon." -Baby

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