• Save the Last Dance (2001)

Save the Last Dance

Release Date: January 12th, 2001

DVD Release Date: June 19th, 2001

PG-13 |1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary

Sara (Julia Stiles) is moved from a small Midwestern town to the south side of Chicago when her mother dies in a car accident, and must live with her father. She soon falls for an African American teenager (Sean Patrick Thomas) at her new high school and he has less than an idyllic past. They share a love for dance (ballet and hip hop respectively) and together they tackle the problems that go with an interracial relationship.

Cast: Julia Stiles, Sean Patrick Thomas, Kerry Washington, Fredro Starr, Terry Kinney, Bianca Lawson, Vince Green, Garland Whitt

Director: Thomas Carter

Genres: Drama , Romance , Comedy drama

Production Co: MTV Films, Paramount Pictures International, Cort/Madden Productions

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Gritty, Father, Forbidden love, Sister, Emotional, Inspiring, 2000s, Death

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Above all, this is a movie where the characters ask the same questions we do: They're as smart about themselves as we are. show more

  • 63
    Sara WildbergerMiami Herald

    All in all it's a decent, well-put-together romantic drama to hold hands to on the weekend. show more

  • 75
    Mark CaroChicago Tribune

    Sure, you've seen some of these moves before, but Save the Last Dance triumphantly passes the audition. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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