Review: 'Work It' on Netflix

Review: 'Work It'
Posted on 10/06/2020
Work ItReview: Work It
Zahra Anjum
Staff Writer
24Zanjum@cvsdstudents.org

On August 7th the movie Work It was released on Netflix starring Sabrina Carpenter, Liza Koshy, and Jordan Fisher. Critics from IndieWire said how Netflix’s spin on the Step Up style dance movie is fun and unforgettable. I can agree with the critics on this because the movie was stunning.

During that time, the movie was in Netflix's top 10 ranking for movies and got a 6.1/10 rating on IMDb. The movie is about a teen named Quinn Ackerman who really wants to honor her late dad by going to his alma mater and college of her dreams, Duke University.

She learns that good grades aren’t everything and her admission to Duke University depends on her performance at a dance competition. So, she forms her own unique group of dancers to take on the elite rival team, The Thunderbirds. However, there is one problem. In order to do all this, she needs to learn how to dance.

The movie takes place at Quinn’s high school, and at the dance competitions. Jasmine Hale played by Koshy is shown as a character with incredible dance skills and aspirations to go to New York Dance Academy. Carpenter and Koshy’s friendship in the movie is incredible and it really helped make the movie better.

It also has actor Jordan Fisher who plays Jake Taylor, as a former dance prodigy who gets a major injury and gives up on being a dancer but instructs instead. Quinn’s mother, Maria Ackerman, played by Naomi Snieckus is shown as a mother who loves her daughter and cares about her education. The dance team changes all their lives.

The movie was very funny and interesting to watch. I loved how they incorporated different dance styles together. There were some parts that were a little confusing and hard to understand, but it was a great movie otherwise.

The humor in the movie was probably the best part, and it kept the movie spark going. The lesson in the movie is that grades aren’t everything to getting into a good college and how colleges want to see what is special about you and not just academics.

In Common Media, critics rate the movie as 3/5 and the audience rating summary is 4.6/5. I would rate the movie a 9.5/10 because it is very amazing and authentic and I would recommend it for older kids who like to see upbeat dance movies.
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