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Rebellious street dancer Tyler Gage (Channing Tatum) gets an unexpected chance to Step Up to a new life when his community service sentence for vandalism lands him in a school for fine arts, under the tutelage of an aspiring dancing student named Nora (Jenna Dewan).
Why Is Step Up Rated PG-13?
Step Up is rated PG-13 for thematic elements, brief violence and innuendo.
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The harsh realities of inner city life are portrayed, with teens engaging in fistfights and crime (like car theft and acts of vandalism), as well as gang violence that leads to a drive by shooting (some blood is shown). Characters wearing low-cut and/or tight costumes perform some sensual dance moves, humor is derived from some sexual innuendo, and passionate kisses are shown. Mild and moderate profanities are used throughout the script. Alcohol is served at parties and clubs, and a foster parent is depicted as an alcoholic.
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Using dance to straighten out youth problems is the central theme in the documentary Mad Hot Ballroom, as well as in the feature film Take the Lead. (Note: Jenna Dewan also had a role in the latter movie.) Relative newcomer Channing Tatum played a part in Coach Carter, a based-on-a-true-story adaptation about some troubled teens that find the path to a brighter future through the game of basketball.
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Blu-ray Notes:Step UP
Release Date:3 July 2012
Step Up dances it’s way onto blu-ray, just before the franchise launches
DVD Notes:Step UP
Release Date:18 December 2006
Step Up toe-taps its way onto DVD accompanied by deleted scenes, bloopers and a commentary with director/choreographer Anne Fletcher and stars Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan. Music and dance fans can also check out the featurette MySpace.com Dance Contest Videos and the music videos Get Up 2 (Ciara Featuring Chamillionaire), Give it Up to Me (Sean Paul Featuring Keyshia Cole) and Step Up (Samantha Jade). Audio tracks are available in English and French (both Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound), with subtitles in English, French and Spanish.