September 4, 2014

Cinemascope: Billy Elliot

Cinemascope is a regular blog post where I will share with you movies and TV shows I think are worth watching.

Released in 2000.

Plot line:  Billy Elliot is the heartwarming story of a young boy from a working-class family who discovers a passion that will change his life forever. Eleven-year-old miner's son Billy Elliot is on his way to boxing lessons when he stumbles upon a ballet class. Billy secretly joins the class, knowing that his blue-collar family would never understand. Under the guidance of his teacher Mrs. Wilkinson (Academy Award-nominee Julie Walters), Billy's raw talent takes flight. But when his father discovers his son's ambition, Billy must fight for his dreams and his destiny. 

I saw this at my local indie theater when it first came out and loved it. Watched it again recently and was pleasantly surprised to find that it held up over time. This is a story of a dreamer in a world without dreams.

You can see the trailer here. If you have yet to see it, this is a movie worth watching.

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