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"Never Follow"

Take The Lead is a dramatic musical movie, directed by Liz Friedlander and produced by Christopher Godsick, Michelle Grace and Diane Nabatoff. This vibrant New Line Cinema Production is another addition of brilliant performances from the attractive Antonio Banderas (Pierre Dulaine), the charisma of Jenna Dewan (Sasha), the beautiful Yaya DaCosta (LaRhette), Rob Brown (Rock), the talented Alfre Woodard (Augustine James), and Dante Basco (Ramos).

In this story, Pierre Dulaine is a ballroom dancing teacher at an academy. He witnesses how a problematic teenager (Rock) damages a car that was parked in the street. Pierre tries to confront the teenager so they can talk, but in that attempt, the adolescent escapes. However, when the teenager abandons the scene, he leaves behind a card that identifies who is the owner of the vehicle. Pierre discovers that the car belongs to the principal of a public high school (Augustine), and he decides to talk to her about the incident. During the middle of the discussion, Pierre discovers that there is a group of the students labeled as, problematic (Sasha, LaRhette, Rock, Ramos, and etc.). Pierre decides that he wants know more about the lives of the troubled students and feels that he should help them help them. Peter has the idea that he should introduce to them to ballroom dancing in order to reach the teens.

Everyday, the troubled students have to attend detention after school. This actually turns out to be the best opportunity for Pierre to teach his dancing abilities. He has the theory that, if he gets involved with these teens and give them a spare time activity, they will stop getting into trouble. He also hopes that they might find dancing, the perfect getaway to the personal problems that afflict them.

Pierre will try to prove to the school personnel and their parents that the teenagers are not bad individuals. Pierre feels that they are a product of how society has marginalized them, and society has failed to even notice that they are taking away all their opportunities by not giving these kids a true chance to succeed.

| 2006 | 1 hr 48 min | 6.6/10 | 55/100
Antonio Banderas, Rob Brown, Yaya DaCosta, Alfre Woodard

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Antonio Banderas - Tango scene|2:24

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