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One Last Dance [DVD]
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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
on 3 March 2009
The European 'Dutch' Region 2 DVD does not have the extras of the American release which apparently explain the background to the story, nevertheless this film is a joy to own and view at last. I own quite a few Patrick Swayze films and his dancing ability has always fascinated me as I love traditional and modern ballet. The plot of "One Last Dance" is based on "Without a Word," a play Patrick Swayze and his wife Lisa Neimi created many years ago. It is mostly about the emotions and conflicts of 3 dancers who are past their performance peak, returning to the stage for a benefit gala, to face their fears and the relationships they left behind. Lisa is touching as a gifted dancer who suffered a burnout and although still mentally fragile is bravely returning to the dance world she loves.

The company dancers are superb, with a technical virtuosity in many styles, from traditional to the most contemporary. George de la Pena plays Max Delano, one of the 3 leads, he performed with the American Ballet Theatre and on Broadway, and is dynamic both as a dancer and an actor. Other standouts include Matthew Walker as Alex McGrath, a sadistic choreographer, and Stefan Wenta as Orest, a poetic teacher who is an inspiration to all. Patrick Swayze as Travis is a marvel, with the athleticism and energy of someone half his age. The final dance sequence with the three leads is thrilling to watch and very moving.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on 17 February 2010
Great movie already have it from an imported source which plays well but when it was coming out in England just had to buy it again hoping for more extras, which there are none, shame. The film is just fantastic, love to watch Patrick and Lisa dancing together, beautiful, talented people. Just wish there was little bit more than just the movie, superb value though so no complaints. Just love it.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 11 March 2009
Superb film, fantastic to see Patrick and his wife Lisa dancing together. As a Patrick Swayze fan I love all his films, but this is one of the best, so moving, brought me to tears. Brilliant.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 5 November 2009
What a brilliant film as a tribute to the superb dancer that Patrick is (and of course, Lisa).
They complement each other beautifully and I certainly wouldn't be without this film in my collection. A definite must see for all his fans.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 25 April 2010
Patrick Swayze is delightful in this story about the dance world. The dancing is excellent and there are some nice moments in it. There are times where the script is a little contrived and I wasn't entirely sure about Lisa Niemi's character, but her dancing is sublime . Worth a watch though especially if you want to see Patrick Swayze dancing for real. Three stars
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on 10 October 2009
GREAT FILM ABOUT THREE DANCERS WHOSE LIVES ARE ALL INTERWINED, THE DANCERS ARE REUNITED TO HELP SAVE A RENOWNED DANCE COMPANY, BUT AS THEY BEGIN TO REHERSE FOR THE BIG OPENNING NIGHT FLOODS OF MEMORIES START COMMING BACK TO THEM. TRAVIS PLAYED BY PATRICK SWAYZE HAS A BAD KNEE WHICH HAUNTS HIM PLUS HIS LOVE FOR CHRISSA WHICH NEVER LEFT HIM AS HE REALISES AS THEY DANCE TOGETHER, PLUS CHRISSA PLAYED BY LISA NIEMI WITH GHOSTS OF HER PAST HER BREAK DOWN THROUGH THE PRESSURE OF DANCING AND HER YOUNG DAUGHTER WHO IS TRAVIS'S CHILD WHICH SHE DID NOT TELL HIM ABOUT. THEN THERE'S MAX THE LONG TIME FRIEND OF TRAVIS AND CHRISSA HE'S PLAYED BY GEORGE DE LA PENA ANOTHER WONDERFUL DANCER. THE STORY BRINGS THEM ALL TOGETHER AND THEY'RE LOVE OF DANCE GRADUALLY MAKES THEM EACH FACE UP TO EACH OTHER AND THEY EACH FIND OUT THEY ARE STILL ALL TRUE FRIENDS AND CHRISSA AND TRAVIS START TO BUILD ON THEIR LOVE FOR EACH OTHER THAT STILL IS THERE WITH THEY'E BEAUTIFUL YOUNG DAUGHTER. THIS IS TRUELY A FANTASTIC FILM PATRICK AND LISA AT THEY'RE BEST, I EVEN FOUND THIS TO ME TO BE BETTER THAN DIRTY DANCING AS THIS WAS A FILM FROM THE HEART AND IT CAPTURED ME WELL AND TRUELY BRILLIANT!!!!.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 30 August 2010
As a massive fan of Patrick I found this film a little dissapointing in the story line but the dancing was amazing just what you would expect from Lisa and Patrick
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 17 July 2012
I bought this for my mom as she loves Patrick. We sat done 1 evening to watch it, my goodness what an awful awful film. I am sorry to say, the story line wasn't great, acting wasn't brilliant. I was so disappointed, needless to say, so was my mom. We gave it away. Not worth the space on her DVD shelf.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 23 October 2014
A tad amateurish but worth watching for Patrick who is always well worth viewing. The storyline is very basic and obviously this was just a vehicle for the talents of the Swayzes. The dancing is, as ever, beautiful and the DVD brings it to life very well. How much we lost by this guy's sad demise we shall never know.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 19 November 2009
DVD arrived in good condition and within the allotted time.

when watching it i was immediately reminded of exactly how good a dancer Patrick swayze was. The plot was well instigated and acted and i couldn't help but watch it all the way through twice in ons sitting
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