Although there's been
quite a few dance movies of late, B-Girl is actually a different kettle
of fish or dance style and from the very first moments, you immediately
know that you'll be in for an impressive dance treat.
The story revolves
around a powerful young woman called Angel (Jules, 'Lady Jules' Urich)
who is quite passionate about music and more specifically dance. If she
sounds familiar, that's because she also starred in STEP UP 2 and
GOT SERVED but best of all, she really knows how to move her body.
Unlike the aforementioned movies,
B-Girl is a slightly darker dance film that contains heavy elements of drama and
even a touch of social commentary. Although Angel doesn't have the
perfect life, it almost comes to end when her boyfriend Hector leaves
her fighting for her life and her best friend dead.
After this brutal and
shocking attack, Angel has become disempowered and seeks shelter and
comfort back in Los Angeles with her mother. Estranged from her
community, her family suggests she makes an attempt to go out and try to
rebuild her life which leads her to a Church group.
Obviously this is
not the crew for Angel, however at this church, there is a dance group
practicing for an upcoming event. Hearing the call of dance again, she
meets Carlos (Wesley Jonathan), a former dancer and together they strike
up a relationship and the empowerment that Angel needs again to rebuild
Although the story is your traditional underdog tale
and redemption, seeing these wonderful dances move with such an engaging
story is actually quite a blissful experience and with a touch more
adult content, B-Girl is definitely not your average dance film.
Definitely something to
watch on a Saturday with some great special features from amusing
bloopers to behind the scenes. Add in almost perfect video and audio
quality on DVD and B-Girl is a quite a professional feat.
Lady Jules - Behind the B-Girl
Wesley Jonathon - Carlos
B-Boy profiles - Flipz, Steelo, Remedy