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  • Bile Fascination: Given the clichéd and contrived plot and the wooden acting, the reason most people watch this movie is likely this.
  • Designated Hero: The fact Ken is outraged at Jen rather than her father for her being set up with Danny cements him as a Fetishized Abuser for many, yet the film still paints him as an emotionally troubled hero and he still gets her back in the end.
  • Designated Villain: Shotsy; unlike Danny, she doesn't really do anything villainous, encourages Ken to get back with Jen despite liking him, and even deems them deserving to win the competition despite being their competitor. Her only real crime is wanting to win the competition really bad.
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  • Fanon: A lot of viewers came to the conclusion that Shotsy is German or of German descent, as it would explain her name as a corruption of schatzi meaning "beloved".
  • Memetic Mutation: "… but you can't play dance!"
    • Courtesy of Good Bad or Bad Bad: the mishearing of the second line of (this movie's version of) the song Prove I Love Ya, played during Ken's rush to reach Jen to make up with her.
      "I would even try being a lesbian"
  • Narm:
    • Ken's infamous rage dance sequence is hilarious as is, but it's when it apparently causes Hal to have a nightmare of his son's death that takes the cake.
    • Danny's bullying Ken comes off as overblown and being mean for the sake of being mean, considering he's just a bellboy.
    • The fact that every single line in the movie is ADR'd. Poorly. Sometimes the lip movements of the actors aren't even close to what we're hearing.
    • Jenny and Ken's winning the competition somehow makes the former's parents get back together. It's as cheesy an ending as it gets.
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  • Retroactive Recognition: Viewers may recognize David Winters as the director of another movie that ascended to memetic status following a negative review.
  • The Scrappy: Most of the cast isn't very likable, but the Captain stands out for his overly vague identity, general pointlessness and irritating behavior. There's a reason The Cinema Snob calls him Jar Jar Binks.
  • So Bad, It's Good: It's considered by many to be The Room of dance movies. It could also be seen as this generation's From Justin to Kelly. It even receives the "Good Bad" verdict from Good Bad or Bad Bad reviewers.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: While wanting to win the dance competition isn't as wrong as the movie would have us believe, the story would benefit a lot more from explaining exactly why it's so important that Danny and Shotsy deem it "everything" to them.
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  • Unintentionally Sympathetic: Shotsy; her having a stupid name aside, she easily comes off as the nicest person in the main cast who's only painted as the adversary for having the gall to have a crush on Ken and want to win the competition.
  • Unintentionally Unsympathetic: Ken blames Jen for being set up with Danny, breaks up with her and throws hissy fits over it, yet the audience is expected to side with him.
  • Why Would Anyone Take Him Back?:
    • Ken throws a tantrum at Jenny and acts as if it's her fault that she's forced into dating Danny, leading to a rather nasty breakup. Why does she get back with him afterwards given this fact?
    • Jenny doesn't like her father and he also proves to be a bad parent by being a clichéd work-prioritizing dad and controlling his daughter's love life. Why is he so Easily Forgiven and welcomed so readily back to his wife and family?

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