Kernel Rating (out of 5):
MPAA Rating: PG-13 Length: 110 minutes
Age Appropriate For: 13+. “Make Your Move” is a movie about two dancers from different worlds who fall in love while dancing, so there are some suggestive dance moves, a few kisses, and an implied sex scene (a shirtless man and a clothed woman fall into bed together). Also some cursing; some fistfights in nightclubs, including one drive-by shooting that doesn’t hurt anyone; discussion of a character’s felonious past; and a few racial slurs. Nevertheless, barely any of this stuff has any impact; this film is as vanilla as possible.
‘Make Your Move’ tries to adapt the Romeo-and-Juliet template to a relationship between rival dancers—and no, that’s never been done before! Except in practically every other teen-centered dance movie ever, and to far better results than this.
By Roxana Hadadi
“Make Your Move,” about an American white male dancer and a Korean-Japanese female dancer, wants to be “Romeo and Juliet” on the stage so badly, it hurts. As in, it hurts to watch this movie, because it is terrible.