Picture from Shall We Dance
Overall B+

For John Clark (Richard Gere), life is a predictable, mundane routine. Then one evening, while riding home on the commuter traIn he notices a forlorn face (Jennifer Lopez) staring out of the window of a dance studio. Curious, John signs up for lessons, but soon begins to discover many other reasons why dancing is good for the what ails you.

Violence B+
Sexual Content C+
Profanity D+
Substance Use C+

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for for some sexual references and brief language.

Talk to your kids about…

Shall We Dance

What was John’s initial reason for signing up for lessons and how did that change as he became involved in the classes? How did Paulina’s accusations help him realize his real passion? Is it okay for spouses to have individual interests? Are some interests better pursued together?

Beverly believes that marriage is a commitment to “stand as a witness for another person’s life,” ensuring their existence does not go unnoticed among the millions of people on earth. Do you agree with her analysis? If married, how do you fulfill that role in your spouse’s life?