This sequel to Dirty Dancing stars a hot young cast and has a sizzling style and rhythm all of its own. In pre-revolution Cuba, Katey Miller (Romola Garai, Vanity Fair) is about to defy everyone’s expectations. Instead of a parent-approved suitor (Jonathan Jackson, Tuck Everlasting), Katey is drawn to the sexy Javier, a waiter who spends his nights dancing in Havana’s nightclubs. And as Katey secretly learns to dance with Javier, she learns the meanings of love,sensuality and independence. Also starring January Jones (Mad Men), Mika Boorem (Sleepover) and Grammy Award-winning singer Mya.
The sinuous world of 1950s Cuban dance halls provides the setting for Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights
, a "re-imagining" that shares with the original movie a deep love of sexy young people pressed tightly together on the dance floor. Fresh from New England, bookish and lovely Katey (Romola Garai, adorable in the charming but little-seen I Capture the Castle
) meets a fiery young busboy named Javier (Diego Luna, Y Tu Mama Tambien
) at a snooty hotel. Before you can say Tito Puente, the two have found a common language in the sensual swaying of their limbs, despite the resistance of Katey's mother (Sela Ward). It's all ridiculous, of course--the dialogue is atrocious, the characters tortilla-thin, and the politics embarrassing--but that's hardly the point. Luna is dreamy, there's lots of sweaty dancing, and Patrick Swayze makes an appearance--what more can you ask from a movie called Dirty Dancing
? --Bret Fetzer
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