One of the Netflix original titles, Sofia Carson leads Feel the Beat, a movie that’s as upbeat as it sounds.
Feel the Beat (2020) Netflix Review
The bright lights of New York aren’t quite as bright as April (Carson) imagines. About to face eviction, she pins all of her hopes on one single Broadway audition. When a mishap (or two!) causes her to lose a spot in the show, her dad invites her back home to small town Wisconsin.
Back home, April must face a past she tries each day to erase from existence. Not only does she see (but not want to deal with!) her overeager former dance teacher, she also runs into her ex, Nick (Wolfgang Novogratz), the man she once mistreated.
Feel the Beat is a simple, uncomplicated movie that is one of those feel-good vibes that we all want to watch now and then. It also doubles as a kind of inspirational movie that teaches its youngest characters something in the same way its older characters need to learn lessons. It’s always sweet to see a film that allows young people to teach adults something. This script does this in a respectful way, but it also gives everyone the chance to learn from those around them.
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Speaking of those young characters, they are all adorable. Everyone is likable and you root for them each to make it to the end with their heads held high, proud, not of their placement, but of the effort they put in, and what they learn. It’d be impossible to pick a favorite character among them though I will admit, just because of her past with April, and their scenes together, I do have a soft spot for Sarah. A Disney girl, Sofia Carson fits this role to perfection. She has the looks and a “way” about her that carries the role well. You’ll also see Veronica Mars’ dad Enrico Colantoni, and love interest Nick is no stranger to prior Netflix adaptations.
When it comes to happy movies, they don’t get better than Feel the Beat. It’s 100 different kinds of darling and makes us smile throughout. I love the fun premise, the cute sprinkles of romance, the razzle-dazzle, and the portrayal of following dreams. It’s an uplifting film that, if I’m being honest, I wouldn’t mind seeing a sequel to.
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Content: There’s one instance of a girl being embarrassed (and made fun of) after her “pretend” boobs fall out of her top. With its TV-PG rating, there’s really nothing to make note of.