Need an excuse to drink lots of rum cocktails? How about picking Dirty Dancing Havana Nights for your next movie night then? The prequel/sequel to the iconic dance flick features Rogue One rebel Diego Luna as a salsa dancer. Need I say more?
What’s it about? Katey (Romola Garai) moves to Havana with her parents in the late Fifties. Her world turns upside down when she discovers her passion for salsa dancing and her cuban dance instructor Javier (Diego Luna).
What’s it really about? Finding yourself.
- You’re looking for an easy viewing for your next girls’ night: the sequel to Dirty Dancing is cute, fun and predictable – and it’s the perfect excuse to drink lots of rum cocktails
- You like dance flicks: of course they could never compare to the original, but the dance scenes in this film are pretty great. Salsa dancing is really hot, you know…
- You’re ready to tap your toes: the soundtrack boasts amazing tunes by Wyclef Jean, Mya and Orishas
Most memorable dance scene:
Katey and Javier rehearse for the competition to Wyclef Jean’s “Dance like this” (which was later sampled for Shakira’s “Hips don’t lie”)
Most memorable quote:
Javier: Move your hips. Come one, do a circle. A circle. That’s a box…
Where can I watch? Amazon, maxdome, iTunes.
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004): running-time 1h 26mins; starring Romola Garai (One Day), Diego Luna (Rogue One), Jonathan Jackson (Nashville), January Jones (Mad Men), Sela Ward, John Slattery, Mika Boorem, Patrick Swayze.