High Strung

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"See the music. Hear the dance."
  • PG
  • 2016
  • 6.3  (10,233)
  • 48

High Strung is a 2016 musical-drama film that follows the story of Ruby Adams, played by Keenan Kampa, a classical ballet dancer who moves from the Midwest to New York City, to fulfill her dreams of becoming a professional dancer. After arriving in New York City, Ruby witnesses a street violinist, Johnnie Blackwell, played by Nicholas Galitzine, play his violin and is mesmerized by his music. Johnnie, who is also a British musician, is struggling to make ends meet in New York City, and his visa is about to expire, forcing him to return to his homeland. Ruby and Johnnie's paths cross when Ruby accidentally breaks Johnnie's violin, and he demands that she pay for it. However, Ruby has no money, and as a result, she agrees to practice with him in a studio he has rented out. Despite their differences, Ruby and Johnnie find common ground in their love for dance and music and decide to collaborate on a musical performance, impressing everyone who comes to watch them perform.

The film has a secondary plotline that follows the story of Julliard School pianist, Oksana, played by Sonoya Mizuno, who is struggling with finding her true musical voice. Oksana's story takes an unexpected twist when she finds herself falling in love with Marcus, played by Richard Southgate, a college student, and dancer.

High Strung is a visually stunning movie that is captivating and inspiring. The film features a unique blend of classical ballet, hip-hop, and contemporary dance, accompanied by an electrifying soundtrack that is sure to leave audiences enthralled. The film showcases the talented actors and their performances, encapsulating the essence of music and dance in a heartwarming story.

Kampa's portrayal of Ruby is strikingly impressive, capturing the challenges of pursuing her dreams while juggling everyday life. Her dedication and passion for dance are palpable and her chemistry with Galitzine is undeniably perfect. Galitzine's performance as the street musician turned collaborator is also outstanding. His character's struggle to follow his heart and pursue his passion despite his visa status pulls at the audience’s emotions.

Mizuno's portrayal of the Julliard student, Oksana, is equally impressive. Her performance shows the struggle of finding one's true identity, both musically and personally. The chemistry between Mizuno and Southgate is undeniable, and their storyline adds a perfect touch of romance to the film.

The film's cinematography is worth mentioning, as it captures the electrifying performances and New York City's beauty, providing some breathtaking frames. The music and dance sequences are choreographed with precision, leaving audiences spellbound. The dance sequences are a feast for the eyes and the ear, perfectly synchronizing music and dance choreography.

High Strung is a story of perseverance, courage, and the power of music and dance as a medium for self-expression. The film aims to inspire and motivate audiences to follow their dreams, no matter the obstacles they may face. It is a heartwarming story that will be enjoyed by both musical and dance enthusiasts and those who appreciate a good storyline.

In conclusion, High Strung is a must-watch for anyone who loves music, dance, and heartwarming stories that capture the essence of human determination. The film's moving performances and stunning choreography make it stand out from the rest, and it leaves a lasting impression on those who watch it. High Strung is a breath of fresh air that inspires, motivates, and uplifts, making it a perfect movie to watch with family and friends.

High Strung is a 2016 music movie. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3 and a MetaScore of 48.

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