Turn the Beat Around

We watch a lot of performance movies and so Turn the Beat Around, a made-for-MTV movie about a revival of disco in LA, seemed tailor-made for us. But even for a genre that normally has tissue-thin plots, the characters' actions and reactions seemed especially random. The fades to black (for commercials) came at odd times and when we faded up the plot would seem to have advanced by a herk-a-ma-jerk. And it committed the ultimate sin for this sort of movie: there simply wasn't enough dancing.

FuzzyCo grade: C-