There are certain movies that will never go out of style. That includes coming-of-age yarns, love stories, and classic underdog tales. Audiences will always eat those up. Especially when they’re also about a character trying to break through in a new and exciting world. There’s one type of film always guaranteed to get people moving to their screens though. And we mean that both literally and figuratively. Viewers are always up for a good dance movie. But they won’t have to settle for just one of those popular genres with Netflix’s upcoming film Work It. The movie’s first trailer combines all those tried-and-true formats into one action-packed feel-good story of an unlikely troupe taking the stage.
“When Quinn Ackerman’s admission to the college of her dreams depends on her performance at a dance competition, she forms a ragtag group of dancers to take on the best squad in school…now she just needs to learn how to dance.”
Work It stars Sabrina Carpenter (The Hate U Give, Short History Of The Long Road) as a young woman whose college hopes rest on an unlikely dream. She must learn to be a great dancer while also forming her own troupe of castoffs and overlooked performers.
Based on this trailer that will require a whole lot of dancing. And romance. And sneering. We really like sneering.
Laura Terruso (Good Girls Get High) directs with a script from writer Alison Peck (Ugly Dolls). The movie also stars Liza Koshy (Liza on Demand), Keiynan Lonsdale (The Flash, Love Simon), Drew Ray Tanner (Riverdale), Michelle Buteau (Always Be My Maybe, First Wives Club), and Jordan Fisher (To All The Boys 2, RENT Live!). Aakomon Jones (Black Panther, Pitch Perfect) serves as choreographer.
Ultimately Work It looks like You Got Served meets Dirty Dancing meets Rudy. All with some Bring It On style and attitude. And yeah, YEAH, okay let’s do this. That sounds right up our alley. And with the film pulling from so many beloved genres, it will likely be right up a lot of peoples’ alleys too.
Work It debuts on Netflix on August 7.
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