New York Times - 10/15/2004
"SHALL WE DANCE' remains blissfully untethered to reality....[A] gaudy, sequined invitation to freedom."
Los Angeles Times - 10/15/2004
"Gere and Sarandon make middle-age seem enviably alluring, and Lopez is as disciplined as Paulina in one of her best performances yet."
John Clark (Richard Gere) has everything going for him: a solid career, a beautiful wife (Susan Sarandon) who is both a career woman and Supermom, two great kids, and a gorgeous house in the suburbs. Still, although he hates to admit it, John wants to be happier. Each night during his commute home on the train, he sees the same woman staring forlornly out the window of a dance school. At last, his curiosity gets the better of him, and John finds himself signing up for ballroom dance lessons. Keeping his new secret life from his wife and family, John joyfully discovers his inner Fred Astaire as he and his new friends prepare for an amateur dance competition. At the same time, dance instructor Paulina (Jennifer Lopez), the woman in the window, finds her own passion for dance again, while John's wife becomes convinced that he is having an affair. Stanley Tucci costars in an hilarious turn as John's coworker who is a closet ballroom dancer--sequins and all. Inspired by a Japanese film, SHALL WE DANCE' is directed by Peter Chelsom (INDIAN SUMMER) and also stars Lisa Ann Walter, Anita Gillette, Bobby Cannavale, and Omar Miller.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:
Shall We Dance' (2004)
Golden Globe winner Richard Gere (Best Actor In A Musical Or Comedy, CHICAGO, 2002; UNFAITHFUL) and Jennifer Lopez (JERSEY GIRL, MAID IN MANHATTAN) step out in a delightfully sexy comedy with a sizzling all-star cast! John Clark (Gere) is a meek workaholic who feels trapped in a dull, mind-numbing existence. But one night, his whole life changes when the sight of a beautiful dance instructor (Lopez) inspires him to break out of his mold and sign up for ballroom dancing lessons! Now, he'll have to step lightly -- and do some fancy footwork -- if he expects to keep his exciting new passion a secret from his family and friends. Also starring Academy Award(R) winner Susan Sarandon (Best Actress, DEAD MAN WALKING, 1995) and Stanley Tucci (THE TERMINAL), SHALL WE DANCE' is another acclaimed crowd-pleaser from the studio that brought you CHICAGO!