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Raya (Rutina Wesley) is forced to do some fancying footwork when her life at an exclusive private school comes to an end due to financial restraints back home. But things in the inner-city prove better than she feared when she applies her moves to the world of step dancing.
Why Is How She Move Rated PG-13?
How She Move is rated PG-13 for some drug content, suggestive material and language.
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This story of a girl’s resolve to leave her troubled Toronto neighborhood and secure a good education offers lessons on determination and pride. It also shows teens involved in destructive activities, such as the use of illegal drugs. However the focus of the movie is to show the negative consequences of these actions, and the protagonist wrestles with avoiding these behaviors while still needing to connect with and spend time with her peers. Sexual content includes some low cut shirts, suggestive dancing and mild innuendo. One sexual expletive, another mouthed expletive, and moderate and mild profanities are used. Violence is limited to a brawl between two girls while at high school.
Home Video Viewing Alternatives
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Characters try to dance their way out of desperate situations in other films like Step Up, Stomp the Yard and Honey. A young man, who wants a brighter future than his community can offer, tries to escape by entering a science fair in the movie October Sky. A tutoring opportunity also spawns a friendship between two very different teens in The Mighty.
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Details on home video releases of How She Move...
How She Move dances onto DVD with theatrical trailers and three featurettes (The Characters of How She Move, From Rehearsal to Film and Telling Her Story). Audio tracks are available in Dolby Digital Surround 5.1 (English and Spanish), with subtitles in English and Spanish.