• Shall We Dance? (2004)

Shall We Dance?

Release Date: October 15th, 2004

DVD Release Date: February 1st, 2005

PG-13 |1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary

Despite having a great career and a loving family, lawyer John Clark (Richard Gere) is missing something in his life as he meanders listlessly from day to day. On his commute back home one night, Clark notices a stunning woman (Jennifer Lopez) in a dance studio and decides on a whim to join a class for ballroom dancing. While Clark finds a new spark in his life, his wife, Beverly (Susan Sarandon), grows suspicious of his frequent absences, since he decides to keep his dancing a secret.

Cast: Richard Gere, Jennifer Lopez, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Lisa Ann Walter, Richard Jenkins, Bobby Cannavale, Anita Gillette

Director: Peter Chelsom

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Miramax Films

Distributors: Miramax Films

Keywords: Daughter, Heartwarming, Quest, 2000s, Family, Wife, Office, Competition, Amusing, Rivalry, Friendship, Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    The new film compensates with Gere's wry performance as a man who lacks for nothing material but hungers for something spiritual. Even better is Stanley Tucci's delirious turn as Gere's balding, button-down colleague. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Conventional as it may be, Shall We Dance? offers genuine delights. The fact that Paulina is uninterested in romance with John comes as sort of a relief, freeing the story to be about something other than the inexorable collision of their genitals. show more

  • 40
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Even those who have never been exposed to the considerable charms of the Masayuki Suo original will likely find Peter Chelsom's all-American version of Shall We Dance? to be a dishearteningly sullen, lead-footed misstep. show more

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