You're Such A critic

You're Such a Critic

The QUESTION

May 04, 2007

Dirty Dancing opened in select movie theaters to mark the 20th anniversary of the film starring Patrick Swayze. In your opinion, what made Dirty Dancing a film worth seeing again?

WHAT YOU SAY

I thought Dirty Dancing was one of the most delightful movies I have ever seen. In fact, I have been able to view many reruns throughout the years. The story line was pure and simple; the cast of dancers was superb, exhibiting the various Latin dances. The late Jerry Orbach was excellent as the ever-doting but overwatchful parent of teenage daughters, and Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey outdid themselves in displaying their talents. In retrospect, it was certainly a most delightful form of entertainment.

Freda Garelick, Baltimore

Dirty Dancing remains a timeless story of the coming of age of the character Frances Houseman, a 17-year-old from a wealthy family vacationing in the Catskills. The film provides a fun look at those '50s and '60s Sullivan County, N.Y., resorts as well as some spectacular dancing by Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. Although it takes place in 1963, the message it has to offer still holds true.

Richard Crystal, Baltimore

THE NEXT QUESTION

The summer movie season is expected to be chock full of sequels. What movie is on your "must see" list and why?

Please send your thoughts in a brief note with your name, city and daytime phone number (and Such a Critic in the memo field) to arts@baltsun.com. We will publish the best answers we receive.

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