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Razzle Dazzle: A Journey Into Dance (2007)

A hilarious mockumentary about kids' competitive dance, complete with overbearing parents, precocious kids, eccentric instructors, and a host of other quirky characters.

Director:

Darren Ashton

Writers:

Darren Ashton (screenplay), Robin Ince | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Miller ... Mr. Jonathon
Kerry Armstrong ... Justine Morgan
Shayni Notelovitz Shayni Notelovitz ... Tenille Morgan
Denise Roberts ... Barbara
Sheridan Rynne Sheridan Rynne ... Vanessa Deruvo
Kerry-Ann Thoo Kerry-Ann Thoo ... Millie Simpson
Anastasia Bertinshaw ... Katie Jasper (as Anastasia Dolan)
Lauren Elton ... Leanne Finlay
Taylor Anthony Taylor Anthony ... Madison Thompson
Veronica Koprivnjak Veronica Koprivnjak ... Lorraine Horn
Becky Mamo Becky Mamo ... Emma Irwin
Samantha Hagen ... Courtney Matterson
Shayarne Matheson Shayarne Matheson ... Olivia Ashton
Ivy Negre Ivy Negre ... Danielle Clark
Caitlin Rawnsley Caitlin Rawnsley ... Jenny
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A hilarious mockumentary about kids' competitive dance, complete with overbearing parents, precocious kids, eccentric instructors, and a host of other quirky characters.

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Plot Keywords:

dance | sexy suit | sexy dance | razzle | See All (4) »

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Who said saving the world can't be entertaining?

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Musical

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some thematic material and brief mild language | See all certifications »
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Did You Know?

Connections

References Singin' in the Rain (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

Footloose
Written by Kenny Loggins and Dean Pitchford
Produced by Nick Hartley and Steve Balbi for Green Dragon Productions
Performed by Michael Mooney
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Sweet and thought provoking
26 March 2007 | by stitch_grooverSee all my reviews

I watched Razzle Dazzle today not knowing much about it before hand, and therefore not having any great expectations. I love a good mockumentary, and if I had to compare it to any other, I would say it was in the same vein as "Drop Dead Gorgeous". But of course it had that Australian flavour to it which therefore meant the characters were a bit more relatable for me. Kerry Armstrong was wonderful as a pushy stage mother. This role could easily have gone into cliché but Kerry is such a good actress that she manages to get you to almost (only almost) fully understand her motives. Of course her daughter Tenille doesn't need to be pushed too hard, she wants it just as much. In contrast to Justine and Tenille, Nadine Garner's character of young Grace's mother is more of an interested outsider. She encourages her daughter, but it is Grace who is much more motivated and has the desire. The characters of Mr Jonothan and Miss Elizabeth are also complete contrasts - one is nurturing, the other a harsh task master. Miss Elizabeth also has the best cat's bum face I've ever seen. Denise Richards as Barbara the serial foster mother is a riot, while I didn't even recognise Tara Morice until the credits... but I did enjoy her rendition of "Gold".

Overall, the film was gently over the top, which I feel is the point of mockumentaries, while simultaneously making us feel for the characters. Razzle Dazzle is well written and very well acted. Good job.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 2007 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,466,077
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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