Save the Last Dance 2

Synopsis: Sara joins Julliard in New York to fulfill her and her mother's dream of becoming the Prima ballerina of the school. She befriends her roommates, Zoe and Miles, who teach hip-hop classes. She has ballet classes with the rigid and famous Monique Delacroix that she idolizes - Monique requires full commitment, discipline and hard work from her students. When Miles, who is a composer, invites Sara to help him compose the music for the dance choreography Sara's passion for hip-hop is sparked and she also falls in love with Miles. When she is assigned to perform Giselle in an important event, she feels divided between the technique of the ballet and the creative work offered by Miles.
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Director(s): David Petrarca
Production: Paramount Home Entertainment
90 min

I wanna be a ballerina.

That's always been my dream.

My mom always said that I did

pirouettes before I even started walking.

And I did them and I fell on my butt.

I had a little ballerina on my nightstand,

and I think this was my first idea

why I wanted to become a ballerina,

'cause I never knew that ballet existed.

I love hip-hop.

Missy, Jay-Z, Common,

N.W.A., Kanye West.

Hip-hop allows you to let go

and follow the beat.

I think the biggest difference between

ballet and hip-hop is the posture.

That settling into your body in hip-hop,

whereas ballet,

it's just about flying and flowing.

I love kissing.

Stuffed pizza, are you kidding?

Wrigley Field.

Maybe dancing and kissing,

the same time.

The lake, my friends and my dad.

Oh, my God, my dad, Roy...

Trumpet. He's a trumpet player.


And this necklace. It's from my mom.

She gave it to me for luck.

It's not too much leaving home,

'cause I'm really excited

to go to New York,

but it's the not knowing.

Not knowing what's gonna happen,

not knowing the people

who are gonna be in my life.

My boyfriend and I decided

to see other people,

because he's studying somewhere

and I'm here in New York,

and it's probably better this way.

My ankles are a little weak,

and my turnout could be

probably a little better.

Oh, it hurts so much.

Don't you want me to do, like,

a pirouette or something?

This is what I've been doing

my whole life,

and honestly I don't think

I had time to do anything else,

besides kissing.

I'm gonna be working really,

really hard to be the best.

And you won't be disappointed in me.

There are not gonna be

better dancers than me there.

I'm going to be the best.

And if there are,

they should just wait and see.

That's right.

That's right.

Hey, that was awesome.

- What do you call that?

- An attitude.

Oh, neat.

- Are you Zoe?

- Uh-huh.

I'm Sara.

Yes, you'll do.


You brought this

all the way from Texas?


In Texas,

we have something called "gentlemen."

I think I got something called a "hernia."

How did you get it here

in the first place?

Some horny cellist.

Why don't we take some stuff out?

It will be easier to carry.

Yes, that is an excellent idea.

Why didn't I think of that?

Okay, that's my jewelry,

that's my top hat.

That's Hamlet.

I've always suspected

Ken was a serial killer.

Each of you has been blessed

with a unique gift.

- Trombone.

- What?

I got this thing where I can look at

somebody, I can tell what they do.

And you are a trombonista.

Well, maybe your thing is broken,

'cause I'm here for ballet.

What? You trying to be a ballerina?

I am a ballerina.

I'm trying to become a prima ballerina.

Well, you are kind of prima,

but you don't look like a ballerina.

You've got the soul

of a trombone player.

It's in the eyes.


I'm Miles and you are...

From our ballet department,

Miss Monique Delacroix.

- You mind?

- I mind what?

Turning that down.

I'm trying to hear Miss Delacroix.

And by the way, the remix is way better.

Although I'm sure it's true

you're the best and brightest

that your former schools

and teachers had to offer,

I regret having to dash

your dreams of a meteoric rise

to the pinnacle of artistic success

and world renown.

By Juilliard choosing you,

the bar's been raised.

the bar's been raised.

For the next four years,

you must strive for perfection.

Please look to your left

and your right.

Only one in three of you

will go on to a life of fulfillment

in the mastery of your art.

The other two will probably end up

stocking books at Barnes & Noble

or working behind a cosmetic counter

in Buffalo.

Welcome to Juilliard.


Oh, my God!

How pretentious can you get?

I mean, I know she's your idol, you have

the poster over the bed and all but...

Monique Delacroix has danced the lead

with every major ballet company

in the world.

She was a principal

at the American Ballet Theatre

for 15 years.

- Whatever.

- What?

You wanna wind up working

in a cosmetics counter in Buffalo?

The women in my family don't work.

They drink martinis,

and they get face-lifts.

Me, I just wanna act

and leave the world domination

to you and Mistress Delacroix.

Oh, my God. There's my mentor.

He's beautiful. I hate him.

I better go and pay my respects.

See you.

- Hi.

- Hello.

Hi. I'm Sara, your mentee.

Well, sit down

before that tray tips you over.

- So, Sara, you any good?

- Yes. But isn't everybody?

We wouldn't be here if we weren't.

See you.

- Bye.

- Okay.

I'll watch out for you as best I can.

But for the most part,

you're on your own.

So we're all

totally freaking wasted, right?

And guess

who gets on the freaking elevator?

- Do you pluck your eyebrows?

- What?

Your eyebrows,

where do you get them done?

Round the corner on 9th,

at the Chinese place.


Never ever date an actor.

All they wanna do is screw ballerinas.

It's like a fetish.

Besides, when you dump them,

they're such drama queens.

So do you have a boyfriend?

Yes. Well, no.

He's in premed at Georgetown,

and I'm here.

We decided we could date

other people...

Forget about him. It's for the best.

Honestly, there's

maybe seven ballet companies

worth dancing for in the world.

That means you have to stay focused.

Boyfriends, they just get in the way.

My God, this summer in Paris,

I was like the ugly American

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Duane Adler

Duane Adler is an American screenwriter, director, and producer. He is best known for his work on romantic dance films Save the Last Dance (2001), Step Up (2006), and Make Your Move (2013). His other screenwriting credits include VH1's telefilm The Way She Moves (2001), Weinstein Co's Make It Happen (2008), Skydance's "Northern Lights," and Fox Atomic's Venice Beach.Duane Adler is president of Hungry Yak Productions and partner in Connect Entertainment. more…

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