I’m not a huge fan of Antonio Banderas, and as I sit here trying to think of the last movie I saw him in, I’m coming up blank. But no matter. He’s good in this one. I vaguely recall the cry of collective surprise during the media blitz for Evita that he actually had a singing voice. Well, guess what? He can dance too.
He’s no Patrick Swayze (Dirty Dancing, One Last Dance), but he’s not as stiff as Richard Gere either (Chicago, Shall We Dance). (Damn I see a lot of dancing movies!) He’s good in his role, and while it is based on a real-life person, the story is a bit formulaic, although still entertaining.
If you are a fan of dancing movies, this one won’t disappoint.