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Classic transformation movie with laughs,
This review is from: Strictly Ballroom [Collector's Edition] [DVD]  (DVD)
Strictly Ballroom is brilliant feel-good film with loads of laughs. It's a story of a gauche Spanish girl living in Australia, who during the course of the film transforms into a babe and a brilliant dancer after accosting the gorgeous local king of dance one night after he loses his partner, and by spouting a load of Spanish at him in a frustrated moment secures him for secret personal development sessions at the dance school.
It's high on quote potential, from "Barry Fife"!", "Tina Spaarkl'!", "Bogo Pogo", "Scott Hastings 'nd paaatner" in broad Aussie, to "Paso Doble?" in thick Spanish. It is very moving, satisfying and suitably triumphant at the end.