. . . That’s probably my favorite line that Patrick Swayze ever uttered in a movie. If you don’t know that movie quote, that’s from Dirty Dancing. This movie was made in 1987 and revolves around the story of a young woman named Frances “Baby” Houseman, who learns the reality of the world around her. She learns about who she really is, and what she wants from her life. She gets a glimpse into the world of Johnny Castle, a dance instructor, as he teaches her how to dance. She in turn, teaches him about how to stand up for himself and what he wants in life.
Dirty Dancing is directed by Emilie Ardolino, and the script is credited to Eleanor Bergstein. Together, the director and writer use dancing as a way to bring two different classes together to teach each a lesson. Within this lesson, we also see that the couple fall in love. This movie is chronological, and shows us the entirety of their relationship. This gives their audiences the opportunity to see how each grows over the course of one summer. I firmly believed that if the story had been told a different way or with a different style, we wouldn’t have the classic that this movie has become.
Here are the key actors in this film:
If you would like to see an example of how the characters describe their relationship (and personally, my favorite parts of this movie), make sure you skip to 1:46.11 in this clip and watch it all the way to the closing credits. Unless, you wish to see the whole movie to see what I see, for yourself. Which I won’t be mad at! Trust me. It’ll be worth your time! 😉
IMDB.com. “Dirty Dancing: Full Cast & Credits.” Retrieved From: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092890/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm
Full Movie, Dirty Dancing. Retrieved From: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIR1vZlvOKg