Mad About Mambo

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Mad About Mambo ★★½ 2000 (PG-13)

Lucy McLoughlin (Russell) is an upper-class student in Belfast who's determined to prove herself as a Latin dancer. So she teams up with a workingclass athlete, Danny Mitchell (Ash), who wants to play pro soccer and who needs to improve his timing, and the duo polish their moves on the dance floor. Appealing wrong-side-of-the-tracks dance/romance that doesn't ignore its setting but doesn't dwell on religious differences and soldiers either. 92m/C VHS . Keri Russell, William Ash, Brian Cox, Rosaleen Linehan, Theo Fraser Steele; D: John Forte; W: John Forte; C: Ashley Rowe; M: Richard Hartley.