- Format: NTSC
- Number of tapes: 1
- Studio: Paramount
- VHS Release Date: April 1 2004
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- ASIN: 6302289033
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #59 in Video (See Top 100 in Video)
The supporting cast is good if on the cardboard-side.... It`s a shame it was released straight to the video market(we didn`t see it in Norway until 1993), cause it remains a solid hand of work. On October 19 2005 I met Liza Minnelli in Oslo and I thanked her for giving us the best concert of hers in years... This was NOT a has been diva, but a legend - still growing, still working and still in fine voice.
True, her dancing efforts are history compared to this film, but the audience wouldn`t let her go and she finally sang I`ll Be Seeing You -acapella....
This may be her last musical on the screen, but it certainly is a testament(with CABARET and NEW YORK NEW YORK) of how great and versatile she once was....
Liza Minelli is a retired Broadway chorus girl (and momentary star) who is teaching a dance class in Buffalo. The class - which has only one male - is filled with various quirky members. The one male overdoes the geeky bit, turning his character into a caricature, and making his inevitable transformation during his performance a little unbelievable.
But all this can be forgiven, because, as anyone - especially a dancer - can see, this movie knows how wonderful dancing is. I do not want to give the opinion that I do not enjoy this movie. It is a wonderful little treasure.
Liza plays Mavis Turner, a has-been Broadway hoofer who now teaches tap lessons and sings in a bar in her spare time. The charming group of misfits who all come together once a week for their tap lesson share with Mavis the joys and sadness of their lives. When the group is asked to perform at a charity gala, they realise what the group really can accomplish.
STEPPING OUT is a blue-haired version of A CHORUS LINE, charming, poignant and occasionally heartbreaking. The immensely-talented ensemble of actors featured represent some of the best talent in movies today.
Among the actors are seasoned veteran Broadway performers Ellen Greene, Jane Krakowski and Bill Irwin, along with Canadian actress Sheila McCarthy and legendary Shelley Winters and Julie Walters.
Liza shows us her stuff in some great dance numbers, while her vocal prowess is also given time to shine.
A memorable film and very inspirational, STEPPING OUT is a great old-fashioned, feel-good movie.
I recently rediscovered this film only a couple of months ago when a local video store was... Read more