Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004) - Drama, Music, Romance

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High school senior Katey moves to Havana in November 1958, when her dad gets a promotion at Ford. She meets a local waiter, who introduces her to sensual Cuban music/dance. They enter a big dance contest for the prize when he gets fired.

Director: Guy Ferland
Stars: Diego Luna, Romola Garai
Length: 86 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 20 out of 210 found boring (9.52%)

One-line Reviews (79)

He was bland...

new girl, new country and an unexpected romance and parents who don't approve of this different boy instead of a chosen lover.

To console myself(I needed it badly) I bought the original DD 1987 and there I found what's to be expected: convincing actors,sexy dancers, a masculine man bursting with testosterone (he left millions of women and girls flabbergasted back then), fantastic music, erotic and exciting dancing, which caused high time for many salsa- and mamba-teaching schools.

The main characters had enough chemistry to make the movie enjoyable and the plot was decent.

Just to indicate how contrived this is, can you guess when the "latin dance final" is held?

It is definitely worth watching!

The acting was cheesy, the plot was pointless, and the characters were all giant morons.

I got this film for my birthday,I watched it today and I really enjoyed it.

If you came looking for another heartwarming coming of age movie, forget that too.

Overall, however, the film is entertaining.

The story may seem predictable and a poor retelling, but I really enjoyed it.

huh what a boring name dirty dancing!!..........................................................

Life (especially nightlife) in pre- Castro Cuba is a colorful and exciting mélange of sensual dancing and energetic music.

Extremely thin plot and rushed paced with little character development but that would have probably gotten in the way and made the movie longer and more boring.

" If you have a desperate need to get rid of four dollars and be bored for 90 minutes, rent "Dirty Dancing Havana Nights.

enjoyable .

I enjoyed it .

The plot is totally predictable, and the acting is downright bad.

This sequel, which we just watched last night, is the worst movie I have ever seen.

mind blowing!

Her parents have fixed her up with another rich kid but Katey finds him to be a bore especially after meeting a young Cuban boy named Javier (Diego Luna).

While the plot is extremely predictable and some of the dialogue corny I overall found this film quite fun.

Don't get me wrong, this was an enjoyable movie.

I bought it really for myself but my 17 year old son enjoyed it too, so its not too much a girlie film.

I admired the creativity in not letting the movie end in a typical way, rather take the "unexpected" route, and have the movie end in a good way.

It is a terrific, intelligent and cinematic ally dynamic moment in an otherwise formulaic drudge of a project.

This movie is also highly entertaining; funny and romantic.

The major problem occurring when reviewing this installment of dancing dirty is that the first movie was such a huge, but very unexpected success, which has created obsessions around the world.

Still, the dancing was enjoyable and the music was a treat.

Despite this lack of humor, the scenery, costuming, and choreography were all beautiful and exciting.

I've seen DD Havana Nights and tears came to my eyes because of - a badly acting dumb blonde, a lipless hump-backed little boy who never stretched out once during the whole movie, unconvincing parents and no story at all.

The original was much better, of course, but this was still a highly enjoyable "reimagination" of the original movie.

OK lets start with the characters, flat, dull, tasteless, stereotypical, pathetic, and just plain bad.

Yawn .

For an entertaining, lighthearted night this is an ideal film.

I found the story behind the making of the film (on th DVD) at least as engaging as the film itself, because the real-life truth factor compensates for the fact that you know too much about the plot in advance for there to be much suspense.

Nice to look at, admittedly and the soundtrack's not bad, but other than that, pointless.

Maybe I'm just a die-hard Dirty Dancing fan, but to be honest Havana Nights was too politically correct and too dull for my liking.

This sublime combination of Latin music, dancing and superb character development in a fascinating historical framework is one of the very very few movies I can watch over and over again.

In general, there is no story at all, just some dancing lessons and some mellow love story who can only convince people that never loved...

With the exciting rhythms and the dizzy Havana Nights, I felt I was in there.

It's fun, sexy, and enormously entertaining as long as you try not to look at it as a sequel.

It's simply entertaining which many movies fail to do.

If you like movies that are fun, exciting and have a little romance, this is for you.

These seem her dreams, but lack of some passion and exciting.

It's an emotional tale that made me laugh, cry and even had me on the edge of my seat.

I knew that this movie would not compare to the first, but I had hopes that it would at least be entertaining.

Instead, I will say that John Slattery and Sela Ward tried their best with what they were given and the female costumes were stunning (although how she went from a prudish, sweater wearing introvert who had to borrow a "sexy" outfit from the maid to having a zillion low cut, less than demure dresses I'll never know!

I didn't find the movie particularly exciting, but enjoyable none the less.

Then, the magnificent chemistry showed between the adorable Romola Garai, who gives credibility to her beautiful character with a touching performance and a stunning dance, and the great Diego Luna, and the cameo appearance of Patrick Swayze.

I rated this movie 9/10 because I enjoyed it tremendously.

I might not know a whole lot because I'm only 14, but I do know a good movie when I see it and this movie passes with flying colors as a greatly entertaining, very romantic, and altogether cinematically amazing.

It is so cliché filled that even a baby could predict the plot.

) is stunning and heightens the class divide saw in the original movie.

The acting in this one was not bad, but lacked the passion and emotion of the first movie, i felt that the plot was flaky and too fast paced to appreciate the feelings that the two main characters had for one another, they had nothing on Baby and Johnny!

Even without the drama, the film is worth watching just for the music and dancing.

I watched this movie tonight and it is fairly entertaining.

I enjoyed Friday the 13th pt 5 more than this (and that has to be the worst movie ever made...

I really love the Mom and the Sister both ladies made the movie more enjoyable to watch in the end.

You are bored at home and have nothing else to do!


COMPLETE waste of time/money!!.

The film is just pure FUN & I enjoyed it.

Whilst the film can seem rushed at times and let down by its script towards the end,it is ultimately saved by the warmth and energy of it's young cast and is an overall entertaining mood raiser for cold,wintry days.

It has that cachet but there is a soupcon of further respectability to this flickDespite all these banal elements, there is one redeeming element.

Filmed in Puerto Rico, the film's depiction of Cuban life and culture is quite enjoyable and one of its highlights.

The music is exciting and the dancing is infectious - and there is even an underlying political theme as the Castro revolution reaches its success.

dancing is intriguing .

The cast were excellent a really entertaining film.

Yes, if you're talking about this pleasantly bland DIRTY DANCING sequel.

What a rip off and a waste of time!

Like I said, this movie is mildly entertaining and I was able to somewhat enjoy it for what it was - mindless entertainment.

Had I not had these expectations, I might have possibly found it as about as entertaining as any other cheesy love story, good one time around and that's it!

I left the theater dancing.

Engaging leads and a few dance numbers give this `reimagining' its only heat, otherwise it keeps its cookie-cutter form.

Perhaps not a wonderful film, but an engaging dance-drama with a interesting historical backdrop nonetheless.

Along with the bad history, the lack of character development was stunning as well - I wanted to hear more about the other snobby American expatriate kids (particularly Jonathan Jackson and January Jones' characters) and the parents.

It was thrilling, heartbreaking, poignant and funny to watch "Baby" discover her own sensuality and attractiveness, because you could see how shy and awkward she felt.

This was definitely a waste of time.