The Big Shot-Caller
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As a child, Jamie Lesser watched 'Strictly Ballroom' ninety-seven times and dreamed of being a salsa dancer. Living in New York City as an accountant, his life seems to make sense. He works all day and returns home without much human interaction. One night, feeling cocky after receiving a raise, he decides to watch salsa dancing at a nearby club where he bumps into Elissa, a gorgeous Dominican girl. Jaime quickly falls head-over-heels in love. Then Elissa stops calling him without explanation. Jamie returns to his former bleak and lonely life, which soon disintegrates into chaos as he loses his job, his apartment and his self-esteem. He moves in with his estranged sister who proclaims that the Big Shot-Caller upstairs is calling on him to follow his childhood dreams. With nothing left to lose, Jamie enters classes and competitions. He soon finds joy and triumph in this inspiring New York City story about love, loneliness and following your dreams.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 12
- Fresh: 2
- Rotten: 10
- Average Rating: 4.6/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: This minuscule indie variation of Saturday Night Fever moves only in fits and starts.
Rotten: It is hard to see how "The Big Shot-Caller" will catch fire with audiences. From its awkward, ambiguous title to its lack of charismatic performers, this minor drama doesn't have many commercial prospects.
Rotten: You have to wonder about a debut this self-involved: What's left for the second film?
Rotten: Too many threads are woven together here, but occasionally, it just connects.