Go for It!

Synopsis: Carmen is a good student with a bad attitude who lives for dancing in the underground clubs of Chicago. She yearns to be 'somebody' but is afraid to believe in herself. Her immigrant Mexican, working-class parents want her to stay in school and get an education, so she attends junior college while working at a grocery store. Carmen's professor catches her performing one day in the neighborhood and challenges her to audition to a formal dance school in California. She gets into a fight with her chaotic family and runs away to her best friend Gina's place only to find out Gina's been getting beat up by her boyfriend. Meanwhile, Carmen's boyfriend, Jared wants her to commit and move in with him. Pulled apart in every direction, her dream of dancing fades. Can Carmen overcome her fears and take the biggest chance of her life, or will she succumb to her self-doubt?
Genre: Drama, Musical
Director(s): Carmen Marron
Production: Lionsgate Films
  2 nominations.
105 min

I used to like your dad, now I don't.

Please, can you turn it down? It is so loud.

I disagree. Hey, drunk men.

Who smells like it? You.

- You like it?

- Yeah. I love the look in the cat's eyes.

Go and put it in the room, okay?

Hey, look, look, look. Watch.

- One, two, three. One, two, three.

- How are you doing?

No, don't talk to him.

He's upset his girlfriend broke up with him.

I broke up with her.

I love you so much.

I'm allergic to tomatoes.

Where are you going now?

I gotta go do homework.

And then I got practice. Gina!

- Gina.

- Coming.

Looks like you cleaned up for me,

how sweet.

You are such a good friend.

La Virgen, please

forgive me for my sins,

'cause I am going to commit a hell

of a lot of them tonight.

- Hallelujah.

- Okay.

Yo, hurry up, dude.

Hold up, I gotta do this

stupid profile test for school

to figure out what I wanna be.

Shit, I already know what I wanna be.

- What are you gonna be?

- A Casa Del Pueblo employee.

Until they fire me.

And then what are you gonna do?

Probably end up at Elsa's Funeral Home.

What, until she fires you?

That was really hurtful.

I know what we can be.

We can be... Not strip dancers...

Private dancers!

Come into my world, baby boy.

I need a pole. Where's a pole?

Give me a pole. I need a pole.

Irene, do you have a broom?

She's on her ass right now.

Here you go.

- Will this work for you?

- You gotta hold it for me, okay?

'Cause you so lucky.

They'll love your ass. Sing with me.

And then we come, and we go

And we come and go, we do

Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah

Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah

What's up? What's up?

What's up? What's up?

Girl, I have to finish this!

You're distracting.

You're lame.


Dude, are you gonna finish that taco?

- Do you want it?

- Hell, yeah.

- Okay, you got it. One more time.

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