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

Let's go, let's go.

I got some real hoes waiting.

Oh, my God! If I didn't want

to lick your brother's face,

I'd kick his ass right now.

I'm so gonna kick the sh*t out of him.

Come on, Gina. Come on, flaca.

What is wrong

with this chicken-poop piece of sh*t?

Gina, less talking, more pushing.

You could be dancing with

papito chulito, lady. Yo, come on!

- Shut up!

- Hey, what's up, girl,

- we gonna be dancing later?

- We're gonna be late.

Don't act like you didn't come here

on the bus.

I saw your ass coming on the bus, sh*t.

I'm so done with you, Pablo. It's over.

I just wanna remind you,

there's a two-drink minimum tonight.

And for those of you that are underage,

it's illegal,

so please do Cuko a favor

and don't get caught!

And remember to visit the showroom

in front of the club.

We've got products for everybody!

Acne Cure eliminates pimples in hours

instead of days.

Thank you!

These ladies, they are the hottest thing

to hit Chi-Town since the Chicago fire.

The All-Stars ain't got nothing

on these mami chulas.

And if I were them,

I'd be shaking in my panties

for the upcoming battle's grand prize!

So let's give it up

for the bootylicious Imported Delight!

Come on, let's go, step!

Girl, they ain't got nothing on you.

Gina, you always say that.

You see? They ain't even that good.

I kind of like that.

- I don't even need...

- What? What, girl? I will cut your face.

Gina, Gina, just...

Oh, man! Look at their footwork.

I'm on MySpace, girl.

I want everybody at practice tomorrow.

Okay, I'll be there, Loli. I'll be there.

Carmen, I thought we were

kicking it tomorrow.

Nobody's gonna beat my crew.

- So good.

- Get over it. They're nothing.

Ladies, where are you guys going?

- With you.

- Not sticking around?

I don't like this, come on.

- Girl...

- Gee, this is real cute.

I would hate to see you

with blood on your face,

- so keep it moving, real quick.

- I gotta go.

- I got a razor in my tongue and in my hair.

- I'll call you.

No, you won't. No, you won't.

The b*tch doesn't talk, so, impossible.

- What are you doing here?

- I was looking for you, baby.

Gina, why don't we just

chill for a little bit?

- We can go get some donuts later.

- We're going home, Carmen.

- My treat.

- I'm gonna call you later. I'll call you later.

- We're going home, come on.

- I know.

Hey, you wanna sleep over?

- I'll even let you take me shopping?

- Carmen, why don't you sleep over?

I'll call you tomorrow.

All right, close your books.

It's time for a pop quiz.

What kind of a pop quiz?

A what-the-hell pop quiz.

The psychology profile is something

for you to think about

as you begin to plan your future.

It's designed to help you pick a career

that, maybe later on in your life,

you might not regret.


Would you like to share your aspirations

with the class?

Not really.

Any interests? Any hobbies?

Does slumming count?

- Well, you're the pro.

- Enough.

Miss Salgado.


- Hip-hop?

- Forget it.

You wouldn't understand

unless you could dance.


But right now,

I'm the one asking the questions.

And you're avoiding mine,

which was, "What are your aspirations?"

Hey, you dropped this.

That's not mine.

I know. It's mine.

- Why doesn't this...

- I wish he'd stop torturing us.

Forget about it, girl. Just be happy

that they don't have a live band in there

like Chucho's crazy-ass folks,

busting out sombreros and accordions.

They have accordions?

Yeah, dude, like, real-life accordions.

Like, the little one,

the three-year-old, will be rocking it.

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