Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School (DVD)
An all-star cast features in this big-hearted story about one man's dream becoming another man's destiny.
Starring Robert Carlyle, Mary Steenburgen, Marisa Tomei, Sean Astin, Octavia Spencer, Danny Devito and John Goodman.
Frank Keane (Robert Carlyle) is a baker by trade, but now a grieving widower struggling to find a purpose in his life.
One day when driving his delivery van he stumbles across a devastating car accident and finds a dying man trapped at the wheel (John Goodman).
The man reveals he was on his way to visit a long-lost sweetheart from 40 years ago. As he lays dying, Frank makes him a promise to attend the reunion in his place, at a school for ballroom dancing.
Initially reluctant to join in the class, Frank finds himself drawn in by the eccentric characters at Marilyn Hotchkiss's Ballroom Dancing and Charm School, from needy instructor Marienne (Mary Steenburgen), to painfully shy Meredith (Marisa Tomei) and her jealously possessive half-brother Randall (Donnie Wahlberg).
Frank soon finds himself swept away by the emotional and exhilarating power of dance.
Run Time: 103 mins
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