History YMMV / DirtyDancing

2nd Apr '18 5:04:35 PM DrOO7
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* {{Narm}}: A huge chunk of the remake. In particular, Baby's parents gasping in astonishment, "Did you know she could do that?" at Baby's rather unremarkable dance moves.
14th Feb '18 8:18:57 PM DrOO7
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** Played completely straight with the remake, with numerous critics and viewers blasting it.
9th Feb '18 10:53:22 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* SignatureSong: You can pretty much copy-paste what we wrote for EarWorm here.
28th Jan '18 10:25:57 AM Evighet
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** During the ending Neil can be seen cheerfully dancing with Mrs. Houseman. He may be stuck up and a bit of a jerk, but he doesn't seem to harbor any hard feelings over Baby being with Johnny.
28th Nov '17 3:28:18 PM ClintEastwood
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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: When the film was screened for Aaron Russo, a producer at Vestron Pictures, his reaction to the film was "Burn the negative and collect the insurance." ''Dirty Dancing'' became one of the highest-grossing films of 1987.

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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: When the film was screened for Aaron Russo, a producer at Vestron Pictures, his reaction to the film was "Burn the negative and collect the insurance." ''Dirty Dancing'' It became one of the highest-grossing films of 1987.



* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: She's ''seventeen years old''. Technically of age, as the age of consent in New York is 17, but only barely. Admittedly, Johnny is supposed to be younger than Swayze (35) was at the time, but it's still a bit creepy.

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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: She's ''seventeen years old''. Technically of age, as the age of consent in New York is 17, but only barely. Admittedly, Johnny is supposed to be younger than Swayze Creator/PatrickSwayze (35) was at the time, but it's still a bit creepy.
5th Nov '17 4:31:33 AM twilicorn
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* TearJerker: The scene where Johnny and Baby said their goodbyes as Johnny leaves in his motorcycle, accompanied by the song "She's Like the Wind". It becomes much more of a tearjerker with Swayze's recent death.

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* TearJerker: The scene where Johnny and Baby said their goodbyes as Johnny leaves in his motorcycle, accompanied by the song "She's Like the Wind". It becomes much more of a tearjerker with Swayze's recent death.
9th Jul '17 9:10:10 PM shamblingdead2
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** Colt Pratt's abs in the 2017 remake are almost a character on their own.
6th Jul '17 12:24:06 PM creader
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* FridgeBrilliance: The janky, awkwardly compressed timing of the story. The anachronistic mix of contemporary and modern music. The curious backseating of Penny, who seems like she should have been a much more major character. It all seems like bad writing... until you realize the voiceover from the beginning is a grown-up Frances Houseman recounting her memories, and that the story is how she remembers it, not quite how it actually happened.
* MemeticMutation: "Nobody puts Baby in a corner!"

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* FridgeBrilliance: The janky, awkwardly compressed timing of the story. The anachronistic mix of contemporary and modern music. The curious backseating of Penny, who seems like she should have been a much more major character. It all seems like bad writing... until you realize the voiceover from the beginning is a grown-up Frances Houseman recounting her memories, and that the story is how she remembers it, not quite how it actually happened.
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"Nobody puts Baby in a corner!"



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot : One of the more interesting elements of the remake is Lisa's budding romance with Marco, son of Tito the bandleader, in a time when interracial relationships were forbidden (and marriage illegal). Likewise, the examinations of class and race from the original film are missing from the remake, despite giving Penny a RaceLift.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: From the second time Baby visits the staff quarters, her clothes become more revealing as the film progresses, coinciding with her developing sexuality. Then they revert to plain and frumpy when she tries to talk to her father after he learns of her and Johnny's relationship.
** Her very name (or nickname rather), representing her naivete and innocence.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot : TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: One of the more interesting elements of the remake is Lisa's budding romance with Marco, son of Tito the bandleader, in a time when interracial relationships were forbidden (and marriage illegal). Likewise, the examinations of class and race from the original film are missing from the remake, despite giving Penny a RaceLift.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: From the second time Baby visits the staff quarters, her clothes become more revealing as the film progresses, coinciding with her developing sexuality. Then they revert to plain and frumpy when she tries to talk to her father after he learns of her and Johnny's relationship.
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relationship; Her very name (or nickname rather), representing her naivete and innocence.
28th May '17 10:44:03 AM dsneybuf
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot : One of the more interesting elements of the remake is Lisa's budding romance with Marco, son of Tito the bandleader, in a time when interracial relationships were forbidden (and marriage illegal). Likewise, the examinations of class and race from the original film are missing from the remake, despite giving Penny a RaceLift.
26th May '17 9:46:53 AM dsneybuf
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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Simply put, the ABC remake made a lot of changes that didn't sit well with the original's fans, but the FramingDevice makes an especially questionable addition. [[spoiler:The ending dashes viewers' hopes of Baby and Johnny staying together forever, by revealing that by 1975, Baby married another man, had a child, and wrote an autobiographical romance novel, which Johnny helped turn into a Broadway musical.]] For disappointed viewers who also notice similarities to ''Film/LaLaLand'', this might also fall under TheyCopiedItSoItSucks.
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