THE PLOT THUS FAR
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Five Dances” is a solid work about an artist’s devotion to the craft. So many other films want to hang subplots on a narrative like this. Sometimes, the struggle is just nailing your life’s work in a way that can make your struggle seem that important. Think about it this way, you watch martial arts movies and study people who dedicate themselves to one goal. How different is Chip from whatever character Gordon Liu was playing in the 1980s?
Films about dancing are as old as Hollywood itself. Practicality by way of extravagance by way of old fashioned athleticism allows for material that pops on the screen. While this isn’t going to win over everyone, there is potential for crossover. There are LGBT elements, but I hope everyone is mature and sensible enough to not let that stop them from seeking this movie out. I would like to think that the AV Nation has moved past trivialities like that. Enjoy this film for what it is. A young man finding himself within the love of art.
The DVD comes with a commentary, trailer and deleted scenes as the special features. The A/V Quality is pretty strong for an indie drama. The transfer is pretty solid for standard definition. The same can be said for the Dolby 5.1 Surround track. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase to the curious.
RELEASE DATE: 07/29/2014