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(2012) (Ryan Guzman, Kathryn McCormick) (PG-13)

Alcohol/Drugs Heavy
Blood/Gross Stuff None
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Heavy
Frightening/Tense Scenes Mild
Gun/Weapons Minor
Imitative Behavior Extreme
Jump Scenes Moderate
Music (Scary/Tense) Moderate
Music (Inappropriate) Moderate
Profanity Moderate
Sex/Nudity Heavy
Smoking Mild
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Moderate

Drama/Musical: Dancers who perform together as a "flash mob" oppose a developer who wants to demolish their Miami neighborhood and build a massive, mixed-use development in its place.
In Miami, a mysterious group of flash mob dancers who call themselves "The Mob" have been disrupting public gatherings with their elaborate, staged routines. Their leader is Sean (RYAN GUZMAN), a waiter at one of the city's posh resorts who dreams of the group winning a $100,000 Internet video prize and avoiding humdrum, dead-end jobs. The Mob includes his best friend, Eddy (MISHA GABRIEL), who is a whiz at computers; special-effects guru Jason (STEPHEN "TWITCH" BOSS), who is also an insanely good choreographer; street artist Mercury (MICHAEL "XENO" LANGEBECK), who never speaks; and Penelope (CLEOPATRA COLEMAN), one of the best DJs on Miami Beach.

The Mob regularly hangs out at the salsa bar and nightclub in their neighborhood owned by Sean's uncle, Ricky (MARIO ERNESTO SANCHEZ). But a powerful real estate mogul named Anderson (PETER GALLAGHER) threatens that neighborhood with plans to bulldoze the district and erect a massive, mixed-use development that will include hotels, condos, and retail.

Anderson's daughter, Emily (KATHRYN McCORMICK), meanwhile, has come to Miami and dreams of being a professional dancer even though her father wants her to work for him. She meets Sean and is immediately taken with The Mob. The two fall in love and opt not to tell the rest of the group who she really is. But their secret eventually comes out, threatening not only their love affair, but the future of the Mob and their dream of saving their homes and businesses.

Yes, especially teenagers. There is a youthful vibe running throughout the film. Teens who enjoy "So You Think You Can Dance" and "Dancing With the Stars" will have much interest, as will those who are fans of the earlier "Step Up" movies.
For some suggestive dancing and language.

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