Dream To Believe

AKA: Flying
A modern day musical in the stylish tradition of "Flashdance" and "Footloose", with the inspiration of "Rocky"... -That is what one of the hundred different versions of the VHS box covers said about this film.

Those movies it is NOT. Far from it!

That said it is a cute MTV generation "after school special" type film, with all the hair, make-up, clothes, music and dancing of the 80's.

Olivia D'Abo stars as Robin a high school aspiring gymnast who goes to live with her kind, ill, life beat, birth mother, evil drunk step-father and semi evil step-sister, while still recovering from a car accident that killed her father and injured her leg.

Robin is the new student at your typical high school with all the stereotypes. She makes friends with Carly (Jessica Steen) a steroid using gymnast who convinces her and the coach that she should be on the team. Carly later has to drop out of competion because of her pill popping habit. Tommy (Keanu Reeves) has a crush on Robin, but Robin is attracted to the popular boy, of course. Tommy moves on and dates one of the "popular" girls leaving Robin to realize she loves Tommy and has to win him back.

This movie has the nasty stuck up rich kids not liking the lead character much like other films of the 80's. Robin of course joins the gymnastics team and they go to finals...


A score of 7 is being kind. I do like this film, it is cute and has all the 80's flare. I'm a sucker for a 80's dance/musical.

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Strengths: Cute social lessons.

Weaknesses? Acting is weak.

Our rating: 7 out of 10

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Dream To Believe