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Still shot from the movie: Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights.

Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights

Dancing and politics mix like oil and water in this latest rendition of the dance classic from the late-eighties. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C-
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: C
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 86
Theater Release: 27 Feb 2004
Video Release:
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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How We Determine Our Grades

After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

What does Katey do in this movie that could put her in danger? What could she have done to avoid these risks?

Sometimes movie characters do things that are not consistent with who we are told they are. What are we lead to believe about Katey’s personality at the start of the film? Considering the story covers less than two months, do you think the changes she underwent happened too quickly to be believable?

While trying to accept the physical interaction of Javier’s dancing, a character in the movie tells Katey, 0x201CIt’s as scary as **** to let another person touch that part of you. But if you do it, it’s worth it.0x201D Do you think he’s talking about physical or emotional touch? Or both? Do you agree or disagree about it being 0x201Cworth it?0x201D

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