FEEL THE BEAT

"Humility Brings Blessings"

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FEEL THE BEAT: Humility and Selflessness Win Out!

Laughs, fun and dance dominate every frame of FEEL THE BEAT!

Posted by Movieguide on Friday, July 10, 2020

What You Need To Know:

FEEL THE BEAT is a new comedy on Netflix. April is a Broadway chorus girl, but she gets fired from a job and loses her apartment and must move back home. Lovingly, her father tells her he will help her get on her feet. When she returns home, April decides to train the middle school dance class in order to get in front of some lead choreographers. April believes that if she’s able to perform once more time in the student teacher dance, she’ll get another Broadway job.

FEEL THE BEAT is a fun, enjoyable movie. The movie is geared toward the middle school and teenage audiences. Though this is the case, it has some nice moments, and the dancing is entertaining to watch. Even better, FEEL THE BEAT has a strong moral worldview stressing humility, commitment and supporting one’s family. April learns that, if she humbles herself and stops being selfish, she will be blessed by others. She also learns that commitment is important. There is, however, one homosexual character but one portrayal is very mild, who helps the dance studio make new costumes. MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for children.

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Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Strong moral worldview with light redemptive elements promotes humility, giving up on being selfish, the value of commitment, loving others above oneself, caring for others, and supporting one’s family, plus there’s a minor homosexual character

Foul Language:
One light obscenity, four light profanities, one crude joke

Violence:
An elderly woman is accidently pushed off a stage, and there’s an implied fist fight

Sex:
A minor homosexual characters wears makeup and a kilt and young girls do some lightly suggestive dances

Nudity:
No nudity Alcohol: No alcohol use

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drug use; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
A character lies.

More Detail:

FEEL THE BEAT is a comedy about a chorus girl on Broadway who gets fired from her job and returns home to teach a middle school dance team. FEEL THE BEAT is a fun, enjoyable movie aimed at tweens and teenagers, with a solid moral worldview that stresses humility, commitment and supporting one’s family.

April has always wanted to dance on Broadway and has been able to dance as a chorus girl. Her dream is to be center stage, so she goes to every audition available. When she receives an eviction notice on her door, the pressure increases on April. She races to an audition and takes a taxi from an older lady.

When April arrives at the audition and starts dancing, the same woman she took the taxi ride from turns out to be at the audition. This woman is one of the most well-known dancers and immediately tells April she won’t be dancing again. Accidently, April pushes the woman off the stage and everything’s captured by someone’s smartphone. Not only does she lose that job, now the footage is on social media, and she can’t get into her apartment since she hasn’t the rent. April feels down in the dumps, but her father calls her and tells her to come home.

Arriving back at her small town, April is embarrassed and saddened by what’s happened to her. Her father is always encouraging her and tells her she just needs some cheese. When they go to the supermarket, they see her old dance couch, Miss Barb. Miss Barb has a big heart and still loves teaching dance. She tells April to come to the studio and inspire the young girls who are dancing. Miss Barb also entices April with a competition that will get her in front of some leading chorographers. So, April must train the middle school dance class in order to win the competition and be seen.

Of course, thinking of herself, April takes on the task of teaching the middle school dance class and training them for the big competition. If they make it to third place, April will be able to do a student teacher dance, and the leading chorographers will see her perform. Believing this is the only way she can get back into professional dancing, April leads the students, but they are really a ragtag group of misfits.

FEEL THE BEAT is a fun, enjoyable movie. The movie is geared toward the middle school and teenage audience. Though this is the case, it has some nice moments, and the dancing is entertaining to watch.

Even better, FEEL THE BEAT has a moral worldview about putting others above yourself. April learns that if she humbles herself and stops being so selfish, she will be blessed by others. She also learns that commitment is important. Another nice message the movie has is that small towns can be a loving place, where people help those in need, and families come together. There is, however, some slightly suggestive dancing and a minor homosexual character who helps the dance studio make new costumes. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for children.

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