Step Up

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Step Up ★★ ½ 2006 (PG-13)

Tyler Gage (Tatum) is from the wrong side of the Baltimore line. He's assigned to do community service at the elite Maryland School of the Arts after he helps trash their auditorium. Beautiful ballet dancer Nora (Dewan) needs a partner for an important recital and, with her encouragement, Ty discovers his inner Fred Astaire. Dance sequences are excellent, and the cast is appopriately beautiful, but you've seen the rest of the plot before, especially if you've seen writer Adler's “Save the Last Dance.” 98m/C DVD . US Channing Tatum, Rachel Griffiths, Damaine Radcliff, Jenna Dewan, Dwight “Heavy D” Myers, De'Shawn Washington, Josh Henderson, Deirdre Lovejoy; D: Anne Fletcher; W: Duane Adler, Melissa Rosenberg; C: Michael Seresin; M: Aaron Zigman.