• Strictly Ballroom (1994)

Strictly Ballroom

Release Date: March 15th, 1994

DVD Release Date: March 19th, 2002

PG |1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary

A top ballroom dancer pairs with a plain, left-footed local girl when his maverick style earns him the disdain of his more conventionally-minded colleagues. Together, the team gives it their all and makes dreams of the National Championship title come true.

Cast: Paul Mercurio, Tara Morice, Bill Hunter, Barry Otto, Pat Thompson, Gia Carides, Peter Whitford, John Hannan

Director: Baz Luhrmann

Genres: Musical comedy

Production Co: AFFC, Beyond Films, M & A Film

Distributors: Miramax Films

Keywords: Offbeat , Cheeky , Amusing , Forbidden love , Growing up , 1990s , Underdog , Mother , Rivalry , Father , Transformation ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Rick GroenThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    It's silly, it's serious, it's outrageous, it's mundane, it's blowsy, it's lovely. Yet this fickle film has a constant heart - warm and very likeable. show more

  • 75
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    Luhrmann is a director with the style and snap to have these tired routines on their feet and kicking like a line of Rockettes. show more

  • 88
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    The movie is funny, energetic, and enjoyable -- the perfect film for a night or an afternoon out, regardless of what mood you're in. While the plot and characters don't boast any special depth, there's enough freshness to hold just about anyone's interest. show more

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Awards

Winner Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1993)
Winner Original Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1993)
Winner Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1993)
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1993)
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1993)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1993)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1993)
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1993)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical