Cinema: Gotta Dance

THE TURNING POINT

Directed by Herbert Ross

Screenplay by Arthur Laurents

You yield to The Turning Point relucantly, knowing well that it is conning you—with sentiment, with flamboyance, with sheer slickness. The story is an odd combination of "Old Acquaintances" and one of those 1930s musicals in which the kid from the chorus becomes a star overnight. The old acquaintances in this case are actually old rivals—ballet dancers who chose different roads many years back and must now deal with the consequences. The ambitious one (Anne Bancroft) has become a great star, is now...

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