Dance Flick

Dance Flick

Theatrical poster
Directed by Damien Dante Wayans
Produced by Keenen Ivory Wayans
Shawn Wayans
Marlon Wayans
Rick Alvarez
Written by Keenen Ivory Wayans
Shawn Wayans
Marlon Wayans
Craig Wayans
Damien Dante Wayans
Starring Shoshana Bush
Damon Wayans, Jr.
Essence Atkins
Shawn Wayans
Marlon Wayans
Brennan Hillard
Music by Erik Willis
Dwayne Wayans
Cinematography Mark Irwin
Edited by Jeff Cummerhill
MTV Films
Wayans Brothers
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
  • May 22, 2009 (2009-05-22)
Running time
83 minutes
88 minutes (unrated DVD version)
Country United States
Language English
Budget $25 million[1]
Box office $31,439,140[1]

Dance Flick is a 2009 American parody comedy movie directed by Damien Dante Wayans, written by many of the Wayans family, and starring Shoshana Bush and Damon Wayans, Jr.. The film is a spoof of the popular dance film genre. It was set for release in North America on February 6, 2009. It was moved, however, to August 2009 and then to May 22, 2009.


Suburban girl Megan (Shoshana Bush) gets into a series of misadventures when she moves to the inner-city and pursues dance. A nerdy street boy named Thomas (Damon Wayans, Jr.) is passionate about street dancing, but he is stuck working for a hungry obese gang lord (David Alan Grier) who only loves food. Megan later befriends Thomas' ghetto sister Charity (Essence Atkins) who has a baby but also poor parenting skills. Charity has her own issues dealing with her dimwitted "baby daddy" (Shawn Wayans) who also is a bad parent. Once Megan and Thomas spend more time together, they become dance partners and begin to fall in love and start dating.


+ Jessie Graff Stunt Performer

Release and reception


The film's critical reception was mostly negative. It received an 18% on Rotten Tomatoes, giving it a "rotten" score. On Metacritic, it got a 40/100 "mixed or average" score, based on 17 critic reviews.[2]

Box office

On the opening weekend (May 22–24), the film ranked at No. 5 in the top 10 with $10,643,536 in 2,450 theaters.[3] The film covered its production budget, making it a moderate success.



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