Top positive review
You should be dancing, but it ISN'T just about that, it is so much more.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 September 2016
Some film!!! Travolta is mesmerising, a sugar puff in Grease this film has a dark tone. As a kid I the 70s (born in 72) I remember the poster on my brother's wall, I remember the tunes. But I didn't know the story, this film deals with hope, family abuse, aspirations, hopes, dreams, religion, loss of faith, friendship, death, and even a disturbing gang rape . The dancing is merely the ONE thing he is good at, an escapism, adored by the ladies envied by the lads... It distracts him from the dull 9-5 . Honestly I applaud this film for dealing with so much, New York looks unsafe and grimy, a lack of opportunity, Travolta excels, not only in the dance moves but as an actor, very believable and although flawed very likable character Tony. An outstanding film.