Razzle Dazzle

Razzle Dazzle

Razzle Dazzle

Australian mockumentary, from the producer of Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Follows the eager, preteen members of Mr Jonathon's Dance Academy (The Jazzketeers) as they prepare for Australia's most prestigious dance competition.

Amidst parental politics, dance school rivalry, creative controversy and the hysterics of pushy stage mothers Mr Jonathan stands true to his vision - not only does he want to entertain, he wants to educate. With his unique routines, like the Kyoto Protocol Shuffle, Mr Jonathan aspires to reflect the world's oppression and injustices in the children's dance.

2007Rating: PG95 minsAustralia
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Variety

Variety

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A rare example of a mockumentary geared for family viewing, Aussie laffer "Razzle Dazzle: A Journey Into Dance" runs the world of children's dance competitions through the ringer and comes up with amusing results...

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

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The thing about the hysterical women played by Kerry Armstrong - and she is an expert in the art - is their spurious air of control. Typical is Razzle Dazzle's Justine, stage mother extraordinaire. Close your eyes and concentrate on her well-modulated tones and you might imagine, for seconds at a time, that somewhere within is a reasonable woman struggling to get out...

3.0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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Entertaining, touching, and well-acted... It's not the laugh out loud kind of stuff, more a quiet chuckle sort of film, but there are plenty of those chuckles to be had...

4.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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This gently mocking approach, which Christopher Guest applied so deftly to the folkie satire "A Mighty Wind," allows an often laugh-out-loud sendup to also function as a conventional let's-put-on-a-show crowd-pleaser...

Variety

Variety

press

A rare example of a mockumentary geared for family viewing, Aussie laffer "Razzle Dazzle: A Journey Into Dance" runs the world of children's dance competitions through the ringer and comes up with amusing results...

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

The thing about the hysterical women played by Kerry Armstrong - and she is an expert in the art - is their spurious air of control. Typical is Razzle Dazzle's Justine, stage mother extraordinaire. Close your eyes and concentrate on her well-modulated tones and you might imagine, for seconds at a time, that somewhere within is a reasonable woman struggling to get out...

3.0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Entertaining, touching, and well-acted... It's not the laugh out loud kind of stuff, more a quiet chuckle sort of film, but there are plenty of those chuckles to be had...

4.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

This gently mocking approach, which Christopher Guest applied so deftly to the folkie satire "A Mighty Wind," allows an often laugh-out-loud sendup to also function as a conventional let's-put-on-a-show crowd-pleaser...

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