Dirty Dancing (1987)


dd“You know I finally met a girl exactly like my mother dress like her, acts like her so I brought her home my Father doesn’t like her!” – Stan

Number of Times Seen – Probably about 10 times (Theater in 1987, cable, video, DVD, 16 Oct 2004 and 20 Nov 2013)

Brief Synopsis – A teenager vacationing in the Catskill’s with her family in the summer of 1963 get’s involved with the head dance instructor.

My Take on it – As a teenager, I saw this movie so many times, not because I thought it was such a great movie, but rather because I have 4 older sisters who loved it and would constantly want to watch it and quote it whenever they could.  So if I wanted to watch TV, that’s what I would have to watch. 🙂

The storyline in the movie never really appealed to me so much, but as a music lover, I extremely enjoyed the soundtrack.  When re-watching it, the lyrics of many of those songs came flooding back to me and I found myself singing along with the movie.  This is quite amazing to me since I haven’t seen the movie in over 9 years.

As a guy, I will never fully understand the sex appeal of someone like Patrick Swayze (or Johnny if you must), but there is no doubt that many women believe that he was full of that appeal.

The time frame of this movie really sets the tone for it’s supposed innocence since it all happens the summer before Kennedy was shot when the US was perceived as a more innocent place, or so it seemed.

Nice to see Jerry Orbach here in a non police thriller even though his part is somewhat small.

Look for a slimmer Wayne Knight here as a comedian who is part of the hotel entertainment staff.

This movie features the Oscar winning song “Time of My Life” which is truly amazing.  Hear it here.

Bottom Line – Not as good as I remember, but the music is amazing. Recommended

Rating – Globe Worthy

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