Make it Happen (2008)
My Rating : ***.5
If Make It Happen had a voiceover it would feature lots of gushing references to following your dreams, believing in yourself and every other rags-to-riches Hollywood cliché.
The film, from the makers of Save the Last Dance and Step Up, is about a young country girl called Lauryn (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) who moves to Chicago, fails to get into a prestigious dance school, but finds her own moves and her “inner sexy” (this is a quote, I kid you not) on the floor of a burlesque bar that’s been desleazed for the flick’s PG audience. It could be a contemporary take on classic backstage musicals such as Easter Parade or Kiss Me Kate. Or it could be the end of the cinematic arts as we know them.