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Shall We Dance [DVD] [2005] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Richard Gere , Jennifer Lopez , Peter Chelsom    DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Richard Gere, Jennifer Lopez, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Lisa Ann Walter
  • Directors: Peter Chelsom
  • Writers: Audrey Wells, Masayuki Suo
  • Producers: Amy Israel, Bob Osher, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Jennifer Berman
  • Format: AC-3, Closed-captioned, Colour, Dolby, Dubbed, DVD-Video, Full Screen, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Spanish, French
  • Dubbed: French
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Miramax
  • DVD Release Date: 1 Feb 2005
  • Run Time: 106 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0006GAI6O
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 197,631 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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From Amazon.co.uk

Something got lost in translation from 1996's critically acclaimed Japanese comedy, but the American remake of Shall We Dance? is not without charms of its own. In being transplanted from Tokyo to Chicago, the original version's subtle humor is shaken out of its cultural context, but this is an otherwise faithful adaptation in which a weary lawyer (Richard Gere) battles his mid-life crisis with ballroom dancing lessons, while his wife (Susan Sarandon) hires a private detective to see if he's cheating. Those expecting a Jennifer Lopez showcase will be disappointed; her role as the melancholy dance instructor keeps the beautifully lovelorn J-Lo on the sidelines, while a cast of standard-issue supporting characters (especially Stanley Tucci's clandestine faux-Latin dance lover) provide a generous dose of Hollywood-ized comic relief. All of this gives Shall We Dance? a polished sheen of mainstream entertainment that many viewers---and especially ballroom dancers--will find delightfully irresistible. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A humorous,romantic,lively and colourful film 11 July 2006
Format:DVD
If someone told you that Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez were going to dance together on film you'd expect it to be one of the sexiest dances you could hope to see.They did dance together on Shall We Dance and it was one of the sexiest dances you could hope to see.All the characters in the movie are engaging and the whole cast does a great job.You experience something very romantic and uplifting.Peter Chelsom,who directed Serendipity,directed this film and skilfully draws the viewer into a magical realm that keeps in touch with the real world we all live in.The bonus material on the dvd really is a bonus and I watched it several times.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heart warming and sweet! 30 Jun 2006
By NG
Format:DVD
I have to say that this film had me in tears at one point. It is so sweet and fun-loving. It is the kind of film you do not need to concentrate on and has some excellent dance scenes in it...J-Lo can certainly dance well.

If you prefer deep stuff, avoid it but if you are open minded and just want a movie you can enjoy easily...this is the one!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MAY I HAVE THE PLEASURE 29 July 2007
Format:DVD
A lovely film that enthralled me from start to finish. It makes me laugh and cry all at the same time so whatever you do don`t miss this one.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "It's not true that I don't want anything" 21 July 2005
Format:DVD
But before John Clark (Richard Gere) discovers his love for dancing, the statement above is pretty accurate. He is a lawyer that goes through the same routine each day, and is almost in a state of stupor, until one day, riding the train home, he sees a woman at a window looking out with a forlorn expression. After that, he is hooked, and has to go there and start attending dancing lessons to find more about this mysterious femme. Paulina (Jennifer Lopez) is an instructor at the dancing studio, and lives a frustrated life ever since she was dumped by her dancing partner / lover at the summit of her career, when she was about to compete in Blackwood, the most prestigious dancing competition in the world.
John is married, and even though the relationship with Paulina starts out as a professional one, there is a sense that he is cheating on Beverly (Susan Sarandon). Therefore, he starts hiding his new activity from his family and only gets to share his secret with Link (Stanley Tucci), a co-worker who leads a double life as serious lawyer during the day and a dance machine at night. With this basic set up, the movie succeeds in entertaining through a combination of elements. First, we have the unanswered question of what is going to happen between John and Paulina. Second, the variety of personalities depicted through the different characters allow for a myriad of interesting and funny dialogues. Third, the well choreographed dances allow us to enjoy the music and the artistry of several of the scenes. Finally, even though I found that Gere, Lopez and Sarandon were proficient in their roles, I have to mention Tucci as the actor that should take most of the credit for my enjoyment of this movie.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By Mark Barry HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Blu-ray
*** THIS REVIEW IS FOR THE BLU RAY VERSION ***

Whenever I'm asked by friends for a movie to lift up a dreary Monday evening after a hard day at work, I reach for "Shall We Dance".
They then look at the cover with sneering suspicion, shake their heads and check my pulse.
Richard Gere and J-Lo! Ballroom Dancing!! You Wot!!!
But they always come back a few days later saying how much they genuinely loved it...

Susan Sarandon and Richard Gere play Beverly and John Clark who are happily married and living in their affluent suburban mansion. They've a well-balanced life with an equally well-balanced daughter and all seems to be in order. But his job as a Chicago Estate Lawyer dealing with other people's last will and testament has become tedious and their same-old existence at home quietly stagnant. One evening heading home after work on the overhead 'L' train, John looks up into "Miss Mitzi's Dancing School" and sees a beautiful woman standing at the window (Jennifer Lopez). Several evenings and sightings later, he finally gets off the train, goes in and unwittingly enrols in Ballroom Dancing classes - and of course everything changes...

Peter Chelsom's 2004 remake of the 1996 Japanese film "Shall We Dansu?" is as lovely as film gets - and its transition to BLU RAY is a real triumph.

The picture is GLORIOUS throughout - far better than the DVD - beautifully framed by cinematographer John De Borman.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A nice film 28 Mar 2006
By A Customer
Format:DVD
This film is just a really nice girly film. It's a little unbelievable at times, and you're often not sure if it's meant to be a romance or not...but it put a smile on my face, and afterwards I was dancing all round the kitchen. The main character's work mate's false teeth for dance competitions are priceless!
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jeff from Woking 11 Feb 2006
Format:DVD
This is a fantastic film, dont take any notice of the citics, you will enjoy a funny heart warming story of a middle age man, namly Richard Gere who thinks he has everything. He discovers dance lessons through Jennifer Lopez. This brings to him a new lease of life. The best part of the film which is towards the end, is where Richard and Jennifer dance with each other, this will have you hairs dancing all over you body, just great filming. Its a lovley movie and well worth every penny.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Shall we dance
I loved this film, very relaxing to watch loved it even children could watch this, with parents and grandparents, no bad swear words
Published 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars fabulous
I had never heard of this film but I buy movies to watch whilst exercising on my treadmill (to take my mind off it) and this is one of the very best feel good films I have watched
Published 12 days ago by eileen of sheffield
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
All 3 main actors in this film are very good. It is amusing and really funny in places. The dancing is excellent and the dance before the competition involving Richard Gere and... Read more
Published 18 days ago by Maddy
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic
Excellent film to give as a present to girlfriends who love dancing and Richard and may be in need of a night in.
Published 3 months ago by Gill
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
Enjoyable and different from his normal type of film but well worth watching I do on several occasions. Recommend it
Published 3 months ago by SKenna
4.0 out of 5 stars Yes, I liked it
Nice feel-good film for family viewing and had a good ending.Would recommend it to others for sure for a good watch.
Published 3 months ago by Mrs Rosemary Moon
5.0 out of 5 stars Pressi for me!!
I love this film and my copy came back damaged after lending it out, this ones going no where!!! So pleased to have been able to replace it!
Published 4 months ago by Margaret Ball
5.0 out of 5 stars Strictly come dancing with a difference
If you are a follower of either the English or American version of 'Strictly come dancing',you will really enjoy this film, in fact, i found it so much better as the well scripted... Read more
Published 4 months ago by B. D. Compton
5.0 out of 5 stars worth a viewing
Great film makes you feel like giving dancing a go and good to watch Richard Gere again he's fun to watch.
Published 5 months ago by Mrs. Jane Johnson
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Interesting
This DVD has wonderful actors in it, yet it leaves much to be desired. It's slow moving and the plot is dull. It needed more romance, perhaps an affair would have helped it. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Rosemary Barnes
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