- Awesome Music/Song Association:
- Critical Dissonance: Critics, for the most part, didn't care for the movie when it came out (Roger Ebert especially ripped it a new one). However, it was a box-office success and is fondly remembered by many people today as an 80s classic.
- Esoteric Happy Ending: Averted. It's actually left ambiguous as to whether or not Alex gets in, although anyone who's worked in ballet can tell you she most likely didn't - at least if she was trying out for the ballet program (as catchy as Alex's audition was, she didn't show any knowledge of actual ballet techniques). However, the emphasis is actually placed on Alex finally gathering her courage and doing the audition, rather than the results, which are not explicitly shown.
- Watch It for the Meme: Can you name the main character? The plot? The actress who played the main character? Probably not. Have you seen the water bucket scene referenced more times than you can count? Yes.
YMMV / Flashdance