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I just saw Mao's Last Dancer. It's a true story about the defection of a dancer who grew up in communist China. Awesome views of the Chinese countryside and an eye opening look at the education system under Mao. If you enjoy ballet, you'll love this movie!
If you love ballet or modern dance, see this movie. The dance sequences are five stars ... many, and beautiful! The treatment of the book has drama and humor, and a kleenex moment. It is a little overacted, a little operatic, but I assume the primaries were chosen for their dance ability, and that is wonderful. I do want to read the autobiography after seeing the film. For those too young to remember when star musicians, dancers and athletes used to defect to the US from communist countries, there's a bit of a history lesson here. If you've ever wondered whether you'd enjoy a live dance performance, but been put off by the ticket price, try this movie!
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