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Still shot from the movie: Shall We Dance.

Shall We Dance

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. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B+
Violence: B+
Sexual Content: C+
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Theater Release: 14 Oct 2004
Video Release: 31 Jan 2005
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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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 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?

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