Ballerina

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Ballerina
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Genre: Animation
Musical
Adventure
Comedy
Starring: Elle Fanning
Dane DeHaan/Nat Wolff
Maddie Ziegler
Carly Rae Jepsen
Release Date: December 14, 2016 (France)
February 24, 2017 (Canada)
Country: Canada
France
Sequel: N/A


Ballerina (titled Leap! in the United States) is a 2016 3D computer-animated musical adventure comedy film co-directed by Éric Summer and Éric Warin and written by Summer, Carol Noble and Laurent Zeitoun. A co-production between Canadian and French companies, the film follows a poor orphan girl who dreams of becoming a ballerina and gets a chance to audition for the celebrated school of the Paris Opera Ballet.

Plot

Best friends Félicie and Victor hatch a plan to escape from their rural orphanage in 19th-century France. Félicie dreams of becoming a ballerina, while Victor wants to use his brainpower to invent things. After busting out, Félicie makes her way to the Paris Opera where she joins a class of highly trained dancers who are auditioning for the lead in the production of "The Nutcracker."

Why It Rocks

  1. It's an inspirational story with positive messages about never giving up and chasing your dreams.
  2. Beautiful animation, with every little detail being flawless.
  3. Elle Fanning does a really great performance as Félicie. Even Dane DeHaan and Nat Wolff do a great performance as Victor in the French and English version respectively.
  4. It truly captures the magic of Paris at the turn of the century.
  5. The battle between Félicie and Camille is adorable and hilarious to watch.
  6. The lack of romance in the movie makes it more realistic and puts it in contrast to Disney's usual offering.
  7. Although it's mainly made for kids, adults can still enjoy it too.
  8. Odette, Félicie's mentor, is very encouraging and is able to train Félicie and have her overcome her lack of formal training and become really talented.
  9. The music is really great and well-composed, especially Carly Rae Jepsen's song "Cut To The Feeling" and Sia's song "Suitcase".

Bad Qualities

  1. Although it's inspiring, the plot is really familiar and predictable.
  2. The subplot for Victor could've been used more, giving him some more character development.
  3. Camille is a really unlikeable character, as she bullies Félicie and even breaks her music box. Though to be fair, she's like that because of her mother.

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ItMeansNothing

18 months ago
Score 1
I heard really bad things about this movie. But I might give it a try.
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Emoboy69

11 months ago
Score 0
its ok
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Crowbar

27 days ago
Score 0
The last of Sia's good works.

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