Streetdance Family | Film Review

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The Story

Entity, the popular under 16 street dance crew dream of becoming the first UK team to be crowned world champions. Streetdance Family follows Entity on an extraordinary journey from their training room in Barking, East London, to the Hip Hop World Championship in Germany. As they battle against all odds, the young dancers, their trainers and families, are forced to face their own personal demons and lay everything on the line in their bid for glory on the world stage.


A very hear-warming and down to earth family film, perfect for the kids. If you’re not into docu-films then this probably wont be for you, but if you don’t mind then you’ll most certainly enjoy this. I loved the whole aspirational feel and I’m not going to lie, I did well up twice. That could be partly due to the fact that I’m a cry baby at heart, but it will definitely stir up some emotion, even with the hardest of hearts. It’s not your typical Hollwood blockbuster or action movie that you might usually go to see at the cinema, but it’s real, it’s honest, and that’s what I like.

We don’t often get to see British documentary-films about real life so it’s rather refreshing. Even though I’m a lot older than most of the Entity team I could definitely relate to them, and I think no matter what age you are, you will too, and you’ll definitely be inspired. From the kids, to the coaches, to the parents, and the rivals – it’s a very uplifting and inspiring film.

Best Bits

There was a part in the film which left me extremely shocked but I’m not going to lie… however it did add some much-needed spice into the mix. It involves a major squabble between Entity’s coach and a senior UK dance representative, but that’s all I’m going to tell you!

Memorable Quote

“The bluetooth was disgusting” (in a good way)

Final Thoughts

To be honest I did not think I’d like this film at first, but as they say, don’t judge a book by it’s cover. It ended up being a fun watch that I’d definitely recommend to parents and their young children to go and see.

Rating: 6/10

UK Release Date: 27th May 2016 (selected ODEON cinemas)

Tickets are available for STREETDANCE FAMILY only in selected cinemas from 27 May. You must book in advance to secure your screening. To find your local screening visit

WATCH the film Teaser below…

Directed by the Award-winning filmmakers:

Debbie Shuter (The Veteran, Beigels Already) and

Adam Tysoe (Educating Haji, Dirtymoney)

TOTAL FILM (4 Stars*****)

“Funny…sad and very gripping” BANG SHOWBIZ

“We all loved the film, it is wonderful, and Entity are truly stars.BBC RADIO 4

“Fascinating to see what goes on behind the scenes of these events and the amount of effort and commitment it takes to succeed.” TAKE A BREAK / THAT’S LIFE!

“Incredibly Moving” BRITISH BLACKLIST

“Inspiring tale of passion and determination” THE UPCOMING



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