Monday, December 28, 2009

The Turning Point

Rented The Turning Point from Netflix this week and loved it! The dancing is absolutely beautiful and Shirley MacLaine and Anne Bancroft are terrific in this film. If you are a fan of ballet it's a movie you must see! Leslie Browne and Mikhail Baryshnikov are amazing to watch. The film tells the story of two women who were childhood friends and former competitors in the world of ballet. Shirley Maclaine's character, DeeDee, left ballet after becoming pregnant. Ann Bancroft's character, Emma stays with the company and ballet. This daughter grown up is Leslie Browne, also a dancer, who is invited to join the ballet company by Emma. The reunion of DeeDee and Emma stirs up old memories and conflict. Weaved in the film are many ballet performances by the company. :-) I hope I can eventually find this movie somewhere to purchase!

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