Dirty Dancing

Drama, Music, Romance Rated: PG-13 100 min


Nobody puts Baby in a corner. She belongs up on the big screen, flying through the air in Johnny Castle’s hands. This summertime classic, starring Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze, pulsates with the energy of the multiple dance styles, from salsa to ballet, that Johnny teaches Baby in the wild (that lake scene!) and in the studio. The film’s underlying morality tale makes it more than just a simple summer romance. The Oscar-winning title song “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life,”  will have you sashaying down the aisles on the way out of the theatre.


“The dancing here brings out the sensual dreaminess of the songs. Dirty Dancing — what a great title! — is such a bubbleheaded, retro vision of growing up in the sixties (or any other time) that you go out of the theatre giggling happily.” — Pauline Kael, The New Yorker
“The film’s easy charm, infectious soundtrack and tidy choreography should still win over new fans as well as old.” — Anna Smith, Time Out
directed by
Emile Ardolino
written by
Eleanor Bergstein
Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach
United States