What I liked about Billy Elliot is
its down-to-Earth feeling--the contrast and differences of the
family members ' ideas and opinions on what they like, not what's
good for each individual.
It's refreshing not knowing any of the
actors, just real people casting.
It's an eye-opening story about a father
who wants his son to be a boxer, and the boy sneaks on the side
to become a ballet dancer.
See the problem?
Try not to miss this scissors up movie!
With the rage of Footloose and the
wackiness of The Full Monty, Billy Elliot tells
the story of a boy who just wants to dance.
This well-directed tale juxtaposes images
of a coal miners' strike and the bleak living conditions of Durham,
helping us to understand the urgency of this seemingly bizarre
A well-acted comedy, well worth seeing.
is about a young boy who has a strange desire to express himself
on the ballet floor, thereby challenging everything that he has
been told to be.
He was called names like poof, ballerina-boy,
and tutu girl. These manes just gave him the determination to
dance and to prove that it just wasn't for girls.
The best thing about the film is 14-year-old
Jamie Bell's performance. He's been hoofing it since he was 6
years old. His dancing, which fuses classical ballet rigor with
a loose-jointed pop showmanship is well worth the price of admission
His ferocious gotta-dance-if-it-kills-me
dance scene is simply electric.