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How She Move | 2008 | PG-13 | - 3.3.5

A young woman's (Rutina Wesley) dreams are dashed when her sister dies from a drug overdose and the funds to pay for her prestigious private school education dry up. She must now return home where she has trouble fitting in, but she's determined to find a way out by winning a step dancing competition. Also with Dwayne Murphy, Cle Bennett, Ardon Bess, Conrad Coates, DeRay Davis, Shawn Fernandez, Kevin Duhaney, Brennan Gademans, Tre Armstrong and Ingrid Gaynor. Directed by Ian Rashid. [1:38]

SEX/NUDITY 3 - A man lies in bed bare-chested and a young woman in a slinky dress sits straddling him (another young woman walks into the room and interrupts them).
 A young woman dances, with her hips thrusting, while one young man dances behind her and another in front of her. Several young women wear short tops that reveal bare abdomens and dance with hip thrusting gestures. Several young men dance and one move shows them face down on the floor and thrusting their hips in a sexual gesture.
 Several young women wear low-cut tops that reveal cleavage in several scenes. A young woman wears a tight fitting low cut tank top that reveals cleavage. A woman wears short-shorts that reveal bare thighs. A young woman wears a top that falls off her shoulder revealing a tank top strap and her shoulder.
 A young man and a young woman kiss. A young man and a young woman flirt in a few scenes.
 A husband and wife dance. A husband and wife hug.
 There are song lyrics in several scenes that include sexual references.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - Two young women argue and push each other (others pull them apart). Two young women compete with step moves; they have angry facial expressions and aggressive gestures, and they end up shoving each other and one is punched in the face.
 A young man and a young woman compete with step moves on the hood and roof of a car and one hard stomp breaks the windshield (no one is injured).
 A young man pushes another young man into a garbage pile. A young man jumps on the back of another young man, they argue and one leaves angrily.
 A young woman stumbles and falls on stage (she hurts her leg and limps off stage).
 We see people gathered and grieving at a funeral for a young woman.
 People talk aggressively to each other. A husband and wife argue and one seems to be blaming the other for the death of their daughter.
 We hear that a young woman died from a drug overdose. A woman talks about her daughter being beautiful but "living dirt."
 Young people eat very hot peppers, they cough and sputter and one vomits (we hear gagging and splattering). A young woman vomits (we see her hugging a garbage can).


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LANGUAGE 5 - 1 F-word, 3 obscene hand gestures, 12 sexual references, 17 scatological terms, 6 anatomical terms, 9 mild obscenities, name-calling (junkie, hoochie, stupid, Jafakin'), 2 religious exclamations.


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SUBSTANCE USE - People are shown in a room where it appears they are doing drugs, but it is not clear what type (there is smoke in the room). People are shown smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol at a party and a young woman smokes a cigarette. A young woman talks about her sister "fighting her addiction" to drugs, which eventually killed her.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Dreams, ambition, drug use and abuse, death of a child, death of a sibling, taking chances, step dancing, friendship, family, wanting to win vs. needing to win, regret, priorities.

MESSAGE - One moment can change the rest of your life. Forcing yourself to be something you are not only leads to unhappiness.

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