Make It Happen (2008)

Make It Happen
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Infrequent mild coarse language

Director: Darren Grant
Actors: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Riley Smith, Tessa Thompson, Ashley Roberts

Lauryn (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) is a young woman from a small town in Indiana who moves to Chicago with dreams of entering the Chicago School of Music and Dance. But after rejection and a series of misfortunes she finds herself working in a burlesque club. The club proves to be a place of conflict and self-discovery, helping Lauryn to realize that even though plans may change, dreams never do.

Status: Normal
Run time: 90mins
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Audio Formats: English Dolby Digital 5.1

Member Reviews (12)

generic story line but good dancing, good cast and daring locale (the burlesque club) done tastefully.
Posted Wednesday, 19 March 2014 See my other reviews
a dancing coyotee ugly but without the script,movies and actors. not much happening really in the dancing scenes either.seemed like a movie thrown together quickly to cash in on the dance craze at the time such as step up.
Posted Saturday, 17 July 2010 See my other reviews
Elle O.
I found this movie to be incredibly predictable from beginning to end. It hasn't done anything original or new, my husband and I were predicting the plot as the movie went on and we were right every time. Boring. I would recommend this movie if you want some light entertainment that, but not if you're looking for something with substance.
Posted Tuesday, 27 October 2009 See my other reviews
Kerri C.
A blatant rip-off of 'Coyote Ugly', right down to the brother finding her dancing, which leads to an emotional confrontation. The 'nasty head dancer' replaces the nasty head bargirl in Rachel, so on and so forth. all in all, not as good as coyote ugly.
Posted Wednesday, 15 July 2009 See my other reviews
As far as dance movies go, this was a little too "strip club" for me. But, where there was dance - I loved it! Not everyones cup of tea, though!
Posted Monday, 8 June 2009 See my other reviews
Winstead is beautiful and have a great body as a dancer. She is tall for a dancer. But the casting for the boyfriend, Smith, is not so good, as he appears shorter than the lead actress.
Posted Friday, 8 May 2009 See my other reviews
John K.
Mehhh, She wasn't even a good dancer...
Posted Thursday, 2 April 2009 See my other reviews
Angelica T.
Typical dance movie with not-so-original story line anymore. A mix between 'Coyote Ugly' and 'Save the Last Dance', too many plothole and in the end did not explain anything. The dance moves is average, nothing to be brag off. 'Centre Stage is still much better movie than this !
Posted Friday, 20 March 2009 See my other reviews
Standard "small town girl goes to big city to pursue dreams" story...except in this one she ends up doing vaguely burlesque-ish type dancing.. Several good dance sequences, but it's a plot we've all seen before over and over and over... It's almost an exact copy of Coyote Ugly just without the comedy or thrills... The main character IS a fabulous dancer but with only 3 performances in the whole film, I never grew to care about her in the least--or any of the characters for that matter... Worth seeing just for the 4 dance sequences if you're a fan of neo-burlesque, but if you're not a dance freak like me, i wouldn't bother....
Posted Friday, 6 March 2009 See my other reviews
A blatant rip-off of 'Coyote Ugly' with a homeless man's Adam Garcia in Riley Smith. That said like Piper Perabo in Coyote Ugly, Mary Elizabeth Winstead nearly saves the day, it must be hard being the best actor in cast of people who are basically pantomime performers. Not good times. Two stars for Mary Elizabeth Winstead's performance.
Posted Tuesday, 24 February 2009 See my other reviews
Raymond M.
Great movie. One not to be missed if you are into heartfelt stories. Storyline is good, acting is good and overall it is worth the watch.
Posted Wednesday, 11 February 2009 See my other reviews
Krystie W.
Good flick, like alot of the other dance movies. We know the story, same old but is entertaining and yet we always watch! Happy ending with some good music.
Posted Tuesday, 3 February 2009 See my other reviews
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