Dancing at the Blue Iguana (2000) 720p YIFY Movie

Dancing at the Blue Iguana (2000)

A non-glamorous portrayal of the lives of people who make their living at a strip club.

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  • Genre: Drama | Mystery
  • Quality: 720p
  • Size: 1.06G
  • Resolution: 720x400 / 23.976 (24000/1001) FPSfps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 123
  • IMDB Rating: 5.8/10 
  • MPR: Normal
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The Synopsis for Dancing at the Blue Iguana (2000) 720p

Angel is a dancer wishing to adopt a child. Stormy is a dancer with a secret with her brother Sully. Jasmine is a poetess who falls in love with Dennis. Jo is a dancer who became pregnant and Jessie is a woman fighting to survive in Hollywood. The link between them is the fact that they dance at Blue Iguana, a strip-club managed by Eddie. Their personal dramas are the theme of this movie.

The Director and Players for Dancing at the Blue Iguana (2000) 720p

[Director]Michael Radford
[Role:]Daryl Hannah
[Role:]Kristin Bauer van Straten
[Role:]Charlotte Ayanna

The Reviews for Dancing at the Blue Iguana (2000) 720p

Reviewed byFrancesTheWHOREVote: 6/10/10

This was a movie about the lives of 5 different strippers (JenniferTilly, Charlotte Ayanna, Sandra Oh, Daryl Hannah & Sheila Kelley).Supposedly, the original script was intended to be built aroundKelley's character "Stormy", but as the actresses got to know their owncharacters and grow into them, the script was adapted to feature all 5.In fact, I think the Stormy character had the least amount of screentime. It was probably the worst story of the five. None of the fivestories stuck out as being great. All were average, thus, the movie wasaverage.

The five co-stars here are all good actresses in my opinion, and thatsaved the movie from the horrible movie it could have been. One thing Idid like about the movie is that the actresses that played stripperswere not afraid to play strippers. I mean that in a couple of differentways. First, and in many ways most importantly, they were not afraid tobe nude on camera. Usually, even in B-movies, there is one actress whowants to play the character but does not want to do what is necessaryto play the character. Lets face it, we watch this movie because it isabout strippers, and therefore, we expect to see them strip! The secondpoint I want to make here is that the actresses did their homework asfar as how the stripper routines work. They obviously took a class orstudied on their own the art of "working the pole" and lap-dances, etc.This gives the movie credibility. Not one of the girls looked out ofplace dancing in the nude. If I was grading this purely on thestriptease portion of this movie, it would get a 10. Pretty good stuff.

Unfortunately, this movie is being graded as a whole, and as far as theplots go, they are not quite up to par. The actresses went as far asthey could with the given material and more often than not, the moviedragged on, despite the acting, itself, being quite good. I've justrecently noticed Sandra Oh and I have to say, she is a pretty versatileand darn good actress.

Jennifer Tilly also stepped up a bit as the rough, biker chickstripper/dominatrix on the side. She played the most troubled girl atthe club, Jo, who had to deal with the fact that she was pregnant, ondrugs, etc. Everything that could be wrong with her was wrong with her.

Robert Wisdom also did a great job as the sleazy strip club owner,Eddie. His character was strong and was the guy who kept the girls inline at work.

Overall, this was a pretty average story, despite how well the girlsand rest of the cast did. I have a feeling a different cast would havemade a complete mockery of the movie. As it is, I give it a 6 of 10.

Interesting experimentReviewed bythefan-2Vote: 7/10

I would have thought there aren't many ways to make a serious movie about pole-dancers and be taken seriously. The list of stripper-specific life crises is depressingly short. Anything you present in such a movie, any plot twist or character interaction, could take place just as easily in a diner or a hospital or a homeless shelter or, for that matter, an insurance company. The only reason to set it in a strip club is to show actresses with their clothes off so as to draw in the geeks.

The comedic possibilities are endless, on the other hand. There is a scene in this movie in which Jennifer Tilly's character is having a dominatrix session with some hapless male, and one of the other strippers, drunk and battered, walks in on it and refuses to go away and wait tactfully for the session to be over. Tilly alternates between stridently artificial abuse of her "slave" and sincere concern, mixed with exasperation, for the other woman in the room. It reminded me a little of the scene in Deconstructing Harry where Kirstie Alley, playing a psychiatrist, alternately delivers calm professional platitudes to her patient and screams obscenities at her philandering husband in the next room. The problem with Tilly's scene is that battered woman in the room with her. We aren't allowed to see any comedy in *that*.

So, the movie tries to be taken seriously by being mostly grim and depressing. (Darryl Hannah's character is actually painful to watch.) But all throughout the movie one question kept tugging at my thoughts: "Why is this stripper film different from other stripper films?" The answer came at the start of the closing credits, when it was revealed that the movie was largely (totally?) improvised by the actors. That set me back. It accounted for the eerie feeling I had that I was watching some sort of documentary. The actors and the director deserve a lot of credit for trying something like this. The movie is definitely worth seeing.

Reviewed bylambiepie-2Vote: 8/10/10

It is my understanding that the most of this project was done viaimprovisation which would explain for its peaks and drops. I would imaginethat filming a project based on improv is difficult but at times this castof actors make it look scripted. At best, Jennifer Tilly shows one how itsdone, at worse, you wish Darryl Hannah had a script.

Here you are presented a few days in the lives of your regular ordinaryeveryday working strippers/dance gals at a club that is..where else but theLos Angeles San Fernando Valley. You get it all, the drugs, the cat fights,the sex and the overall portrayal that its just a job, a job that is likeany other with all the same problems. The five main characters do it well.Jennifer Tilly is the best, Sandra Oh runs a very close second. I was a taddisappointed in Shelia Kelley's character, but Shelia did great with whatshe had to work with, and I felt the same with little Charolotte Ayanna'scharacter portrayal as well. But Darryl Hannah, who's character was prettydeveloped more than all the others was pretty sad to watch under this methodof outlined improv. The owners of the club were good as well with what theywere handed, I just wish I could have known more about them and what madethem tick to be at this club. One of the best scenes that makes this kind ofdramatic acting inprov filming/work come together is the end with thestripper/writer character played by Sandra Oh and the overglorified pornostar who danced for the evening played by Kristin Bauer.

This film had a few small holes here and there to me, but I really enjoyedwatching the actresses and actors work with this kind of project on thiskind of level..and if you watch some scenes real close, you can see that afew of the actresses and actors were surprised at the lines coming out ofother actresses mouths which is what I believe this project was all about.Only on that level, I grant this film of a peek into the lives of thesewomen -- as an overall success and I hope that other film makers explore thegenre. It's brings alot of realism in a fictional background.

A must see for anyone studying acting, a rare kinda find for us the regularfilm viewer, and for those who want to turn in to their cable sets in themiddle of the night and watch a bunch of girls strip and dance -- well,that's there too, but Michael Radford lets you know, that is not what isimportant.

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