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Dirty Dancing Remake

Lionsgate have announced that they are remaking the classic film Dirty Dancing.  This revelation proves that it is in fact impossible to put Baby in a corner and make her stay there.

The original film came out in 1987 and follows a young girl, Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman, who, while away with her family, falls in love with a dance instructor.  The film covers controversial issues, some that are still controversial today, like abortion.  Despite abortion still being a grey area in film, the rest of the plot is pretty tame by today’s standards and most young people have done much dirtier dancing in nightclubs.

However, the remake will not be set in modern times.  This means that it will be able to stay as tame as its predecessor and have an identical setting and list of characters.  So what’s the point of making the same film twice?  For that answer you’d have to ask the creators of Final Destination.  However, this is not the first time Dirty Dancing has been remade.  In 1988 a TV series of Dirty Dancing, which featured none of the original cast, was made.  The show basically retold the events of the movie, with some alterations, but it only lasted eleven episodes.  Then in 2004 a remake called Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights came out.  The film was negatively received and criticised heavily for copying the original.

Many of the people who worked, behind the scenes, of the original film will be returning for this remake.  Does this mean it has a chance of living up to the original?  Or will it be too tame to leave an impact on today’s viewer?  Let me know by voting and leaving a comment below, also don’t forget to subscribe and click the like button.

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One response

  1. Amy

    I’m not so sure if this remake is such a good idea they should probably leave it alone and let it rest in peace. If it is the same as the original then it might not satisfy today’s harsher audience

    August 12, 2011 at 12:17 am

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