When you think of New York City, you think of the bright lights and big dreams that every artist has of making it BIG one day. This goes for both characters in the new movie High Strung which arrives in theaters on Friday April 8th. As for anyone pursuing their dream it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to make it. There can come a time when obstacles come in the way which will either make them falter or push them even more to get the end result.
In a city where only the best succeed, two radically talented people from opposite sides of the tracks need to find harmony to achieve their dreams.
RUBY ADAMS (Keenan Kampa) is a dancer from the Midwest on scholarship, living her first day in New York City. JOHNNIE BLACKWELL (Nicholas Galitzine) is a British musician, playing for money in the subway tunnels. Ruby’s world is classical and disciplined; Johnnie’s is improvisational and street smart. When a hip-hop battle gone wrong throws these two artists together, they immediately clash but can’t deny it when sparks begin to fly. Their lives quickly get entangled in the pitfalls that come with competing in New York City. With the help of a dynamic dance crew called The SwitchSteps, Ruby and Johnnie must find a way to save Ruby’s scholarship and keep Johnnie from being deported.
In an action-packed extravaganza combining cutting edge hip-hop with contemporary and classical dance, the two must navigate their opposing worlds and prepare for a competition where winning or losing will change their lives forever.
Both characters have such a passion for their art but what is even more beautiful in the movie is when it comes together for the String and Dance Competition. As the characters evolve they combine their love of music which is something that Johnnie finally understands “where music comes from” and Ruby’s love of dance and believing in herself to leave the audience breathless. I don’t want to give to much of the movie away, however I will say it was great to watch this with my niece who is 12 and taking ballroom dance lessons. She was impressed with how much more work it takes to pursue you passion of dance and how persistent instructors can be at the college level. If you thought your dance teacher was tough now just wait.
If you have a love of dance and get inspiration from others achieving their dreams then this movie is a must see for you. Get your tickets now and I hope you enjoy the movie just as much as I have.
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High Strung opens in theaters on April 8th. You can find a list of theaters on http://www.highstrungthemovie.com.
Lauren was provided the movie to review for the sponsored post however all opinions are her own.