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Still shot from the movie: Step Up Revolution.

Step Up Revolution

In this latest installment of the Step Up franchise, an aspiring dancer named Emily (Kathryn McCormick) moves to Miami where she runs into Sean (Ryan Guzman), the leader of a dance crew who is fighting to save his neighborhood dance scene. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B-
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: B-
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: B+
Run Time: 99
Theater Release: 27 Jul 2012
Video Release: 26 Nov 2012
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.

The street dancers in this movie flash mob many public places. Do you consider their actions a public disturbance or art? Why do those involved feel breaking the law needs to be part of their freedom of expression?

The characters portrayed as part of The Mob crew are supposed to be from a poor neighborhood. How likely is it that they could afford to do some of the stunts pulled off in this movie? Why have none of them ever tried to use their talent to earn money?

Sean explains his reason for dancing is to give faceless people a voice. Does his dancing really do that? If you weren’t privy to the script, how would you interrupt their street performances?  Even when they decide to protest, is their message clearly communicated?

How is education and employment depicted in this movie? Is it possible to have a paying career in the arts? Can passions and responsibilities be balanced? What things should young people consider when planning their futures?

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