Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Craig Anderson, Richard Carter, Justine Clarke, Andrew Doyle, Adam Garcia
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Educational
Sean (Adam Garcia), a small-town steelworker realizes a lifelong dream when he's invited to audition for a big city, dance show. hired, then fired for out-dancing and out-punching the show's star, he returns home only to ... more »
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Bootmen..Andy Hardy meets The Full Monty meets STOMP!!
(4 out of 5 stars)
"BOOTMEN with all its predictablity, is still an entertaining film mainly because of the engaging characters and the fact that it has something that is missing in film for so many years..tap dancing! Set in a small town near Sydney, Australia, a steel worker (Adam Garcia as Sean)yearns to be a professional tap dancer. Along the way, he is discouraged by his father(also a steel worker), has a falling out with his brother (Sam Worthington as Mitchell) over a girl, and fails at his chance to be on a tap chorus line in a major stage production in Sydney. He decides, againts all odds, to create his own tap dancing show and recruits friends to be in his production. Then he is given permission at the steel mill to use an empty warehouse to rehearse and renovate to put on his show. At first, the show is to showcase his talent, but when the steelmill announces a layoff and shutdown, he uses the show as a benefit to raise money for awareness and re-training for the soon to be unemployed steel workers. The sublot is Sean's brother's illegal automobile chop shop business and his affair with Sean's girlfriend which seems a little heavyhanded compared to the upbeat foreground of the main plot. Otherwise, BOOTMEN delivers on inventive tap dancing to a Rock 'n' Roll beat, a decent plot, and characters to care about."
Good thing I didn't listen to the critics! It's GREAT!
A. Cooper | Australia | 10/31/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"While I was waiting for this movie to arrive, I searched out comments from the critics. Sadly, I didn't find a lot of glowing reviews. Most were downright tepid. But I don't know why ... I found it an excellent movie that I've already watched again several times. I expected to like it simply because hot Aussie hunk Adam Garcia is in it. That was great to be sure. But the movie itself was really good in my opinion. Getting to see Adam dance is just the icing on the cake. A good story, a hot guy, and some great dancing. This ain't your grandmother's tap ... Bootmen rocks!"
Dein Perry's Film Version of 'Tap Dogs" Ignites Sparks
James V. Ruocco | Waterbury, CT United States | 05/15/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Dein Perry's Aussie stage sensation "Tap Dogs" is the basis for this frenzied, feel-good dance musical about a young Aussie steel worker who creates an industrial strength tap show to raise money for a very worthy cause. Yes, the plot is old hat. So are the characters, the subplots, the conflicts and the happy ending. But so what. This isn't David Mamet or Arthur Miller. And that's o.k. It's "The Full Monty," "Summer Stock," "Andy Hardy" and "Billy Elliott" revisited. You also get handsome faces, sweaty bodies, pretty girls, orange sunsets, crashing waves, a pumped-up score and a great performance by screen newcomer Adam Garcia. In case you've forgotten, Garcia created the role of Tony Manero in the London stage version of "Saturday Night Fever." He was sensational. Here, he dances on steel beams, pipes and metal floors while Perry turns up the heat using some of this famous "Tap Dogs" routines. When not dancing, Garcia displays his "let's put on a show" persona matter-of-factly, making you cheer him on his his quest to prove to his fellow Aussies that if you want something hard enough, it will come true. If you want escapism, you'll find it here. You'll also succumb to Garcia's charms in much the same manner as those lucky enough to catch him live in "London's West End. Following the film, watch "Tap Dogs." That's also available on DVD and VHS."
What a wonderful surprise!
V. Peterson | Wisconsin | 12/20/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was standing in line at the video store waiting to check out, when I glanced to the new release wall and this one jumped out at me. I was already a fan of Adam Garcia from "Coyote Ugly", so I read the back, thought it sounded interesting, and decided to rent it. I was so pleased! It's a great movie, full of romance, drama, and lots of great tap dancing. Think "The Full Monty" meets "Stomp" and you have "Bootmen." I highly recommend this movie - it's worth it!(...)"