“Leap!” follows a French orphan who knows that she’ll become a ballerina. Everyone else doesn’t really do much to stop her, so she becomes a ballerina. There’s a point where sharing tales of empowerment kinda undermines the narrative strength of a tale. As I watch this movie with several little kids, I paid attention to how long they stayed in the film. No kid hung with it past the first hour. Given the film’s quick disappearing act at American theaters, this shouldn’t be a surprise. But, they gave Mel Brooks a rather quality voice role. So, there’s that.
- Video Gallery
- 2.39:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track
RELEASE DATE: 11/21/17
The Plot Thus Far
Eleven-year-old orphan Félicie (Elle Fanning) has one dream to go to Paris and become a dancer. Her best friend, Victor (Nat Wolff), an imaginative, exuberant boy with a passion for creating, has a dream of his own to become a famous inventor. In a leap of faith, Victor and Félicie leave their orphanage in pursuit of their passions. But there’s a catch: Félicie must pretend to be the child of a wealthy family in order to gain admittance to the prestigious and competitive Opera Ballet School in Paris. And with no professional dance training, she quickly learns that talent alone is not enough to overcome the ruthless, conniving attitudes of her fellow classmates, led by the devious Camille Le Haut (Maddie Ziegler) and her wicked mother, Régine (Kate McKinnon). Determined to succeed, Félicie finds her mentor in the tough and mysterious school custodian, Odette (Carly Rae Jepsen), who, along with Victor’s encouraging friendship, helps her reach for the stars.