Musical Chairs (2012)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Dance Film, Inspirational Drama, Musical Romance, Romantic Drama  |   Release Date - Mar 23, 2012 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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Synopsis by Jason Buchanan

A Latino dancer from the Bronx helps a privileged woman from the Upper East Side rediscover her love of dancing after a tragic accident renders her wheelchair-dependent in this life-affirming musical romance. Hardworking Armando (E.J. Bonilla) is a handyman with some seriously smooth moves, while talented dancer Mia (Leah Pipes) is the hot draw at a prominent Manhattan dance studio. In order to be closer to the action, Armando lands a job as a maintenance man at the studio. But just then, Mia is involved in an accident that robs her of the use of her legs. Convinced that Mia could excel at the art of wheelchair dancing, Armando talks her into taking part in a wheelchair ballroom-dancing competition and helps her to begin the arduous training process. At first Mia can't help but feel awkward as she attempts to dance gracefully in her wheelchair. The harder Mia trains, however, the clearer it becomes that dance is still the driving force in her life, and that just because she can't walk doesn't mean she can't still pursue her one great passion.



accident, ballroom, dancer, handyman, paraplegic, wheelchair