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They’re remaking Dirty Dancing … Noooooooooooooooooooooo

No need to tell how I feel about this.

There are just some things you shouldn’t mess with.

Dirty Dancing is one of them.

Lionsgate’s press release said this about their upcoming remake: “Paying tribute to the emotional excitement of first love, the thrills and complexity of sexual awakening, the soul stirring power of dance, and the classic tale of teenage Baby’s forbidden romance with Johnny Castle, the remake will incorporate classic songs from the 1960s, hits from the original film and brand new compositions.”

Are they on LSD?

Johnny Castle is Patrick Swayze.

Patrick Swayze as Johnny Castle

MTV is naming Justin Timberlake as the forerunner to take over Patrick Swayze’s role.

The new Johnny ? Really?


Baby is Jennifer Grey.

Maybe…and this is a big maybe, I could have endured it had they modernised it, and made a new movie.

No…not even then.

Baby: We're supposed to do the show in two days, you won't show me the lifts, I'm not sure of the turns, I'm doing all this to save your ass, what I really want to do is drop you on it!

In a way they are right.

Dirty Dancing is about that time period.

Johnny: You know, the best place to practice lifts is in the water.

But you don’t fix what ain’t broke !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Some movies are not meant to be remade too soon.

Patrick really got annoyed during this scene because Jennifer kept laughing, and they kept it in the movie.

This is too soon.

My daughter’s friends have watched it. They all felt it’s charm. It was is still relevant.

Dirty Dancing is my favourite movie. I won’t lend the DVD to anyone – not even the daughter.

Baby: I don't think they saw us.

There are so many special moments in this film.

Made special by Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey.

It’s a movie about falling in love, and discovering sex.

Jennifer Grey brought the right mix – Baby was  smart,  but still savouring her place as Daddy’s little girl. Letting go of that when she chooses to be with Johnny, growing up, is what this movie is about.

Johnny Castle – the slick, street smart dancer with a soft creative streak. Patrick Swayze delicately balanced these pieces of the character so that it wasn’t just Baby who fell for Johnny. Millions of woman world wide wanted to make his world an easier place to be.

I feel sick when I think of someone else in these roles.

Can anyone imagine someone else with the ‘Mickey and Sylvia’ scene.


Johnny: Sylvia?
Baby: Yes Mickey
Johnny: How do you call your loverboy?
Baby: Come here loverboy
Johnny: And if he doesn’t answer?
Baby: Oh loverboy
Johnny: And if he still doesn’t answer?
Baby: I simply say
Baby: Baby, oh baby, my sweet baby, you’re the one
Johnny & Baby: Baby, oh baby, my sweet baby, you’re the one

Can you imaging the movie without this scene?

Uh…uh !!!!!!!

Cry to Me is a sweet tender romantic moment. It is innocent. It is sensual. It is the way a love scene should be made.

It is probably already screaming at the injustice of someone trying to redo it.

Baby: Me? I'm scared of everything. I'm scared of what I saw, I'm scared of what I did, of who I am, and most of all I'm scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I'm with you.

It is my favourite scene.

When he flicks her top away – so much restrained power and emotion in that gesture.

I’m wobbly just thinking of it.

“Saying yes to this project was a really tough decision for me, and one that I wrestled with for a long time,” said Kenny Ortega who was also the choreographer on Dirty Dancing. He should have wrestled some more.

Leave it alone people !!!!

Johnny: Now, the most important thing to remember in lifts is balance.

This little movie that became a cult hit and a classic deserves to stand alone – at least until I am dead.

Hell, I think I’d turn in my grave even then.

Now I've had the time of my life No I never felt like this before Yes I swear it's the truth and I owe it all to you



From a masculine POV.

“Dirty Dancing” Remake: Can We Please Just Write An Original Movie Now?”

Worth a read

and a hearty belly laugh.


They have now set the release date for this abomination at July 26, 2013.