Save the Last Dance (2001)
Front Cover Actor
Vince Green Snookie
Terry Kinney Roy
Bianca Lawson Nikki
Sean Patrick Thomas Derek
Fredro Starr Malakai
Julia Stiles Sara Johnson
Kerry Washington Chenille
Garland Whitt Kenny
Movie Details
Genre Chick Flix; Drama
Director Thomas Carter; Thomas Carter (II)
Studio Paramount
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 112 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
In this romantic drama, two teenagers in love struggle to look past their differences. After the unexpected death of her mother, Sarah Johnson (Julia Stiles) moves to Chicago to live with her father. Knowing no one at her new school and not at home in a gritty, inner-city high school, Sarah has trouble adjusting, but she soon becomes friends with Derek (Sean Patrick Thomas), who has talent and street smarts but a checkered past. Sarah was an avid student of ballet before her mother's death sidelined her studies, while Derek has some serious hip-hop moves, and their mutual love of dance leads their friendship into something deeper. However, since Sarah is white and Derek is black, they have more to contend with than the average high school couple; Sarah gets static from Nikki (Bianca Lawson), Derek's former girlfriend, while Derek has to deal with his friend Malakai (Fredro Starr), who is still deep in the thug life Derek is trying to avoid. Save the Last Dance was directed by Thomas Carter, who previously examined the sociopolitical side of dancing in Swing Kids. — Mark Deming
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 86
Collection Status In Collection
Links All Movie Guide
Amazon US
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
UPC 097363345541
Release Date 6/19/2001
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned