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

- Okay.

- Isn't this the best?

- Yeah.

The sky is your spotlight

and Chicago is your audience.



Turn that up.

Get it, girl.

Get it.


I hope you're ready for a test.



You're paying.

You're picking me up.

Nice pen.

Where you been, fool?

You're messing with my rhythm.

I need my change.

You see these crazy-ass folks acting

like I need to do something here.

- Can I get some help over here?

- What?

- Hi, Mrs. Lopez.

- This is bad.

- I almost cracked one of my teeth with this.

- I'm really sorry about that.

We have the unfrozen kind on sale.

And it's a bigger bag. Aisle seven.

What you gotta say?

I would love to hear what you...

I'm not gonna sell you nothing,

you gonna starve.

- What's wrong with you?

- I said, "Shut up."

Give me that. What you doing to me?

What the... Who buys this?

This is nasty.

I need you to work an extra shift.

Alberto called in sick.

But I got homework.

Where is my change, fool?

'Cause I just can't be eating

all this man's food.

- I got it.

- Okay.

Oh, my God. Hi, store manager.

One more time. One more time.

Hey, you're not focusing, okay?

Chest out.

Look out. There you go.

Out, chest out. There you go.

One more time.

Three and four.


Two, three and four.

Good girl.

Open the book to page 367.

Can we keep it down in the peanut gallery?

There's a class going on.

Okay, gramps.

We're gonna talk about Skinner today.

Skinner believed

that positive behavior should be rewarded

and negative behavior

should always be ignored.

But I say

negative behavior should never be ignored.

For example...

- Hand it over.

- I ain't giving you jack.

- Then you're out of here.

- See, you can't throw me out.

- Really?

- I paid for this class.

And my money pays your salary.

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