Oh my goodness, talk about a heart-warming film that just makes you want to dance. This has be on my "to watch" list for so long and I can't believe it. And when Eric suggested watching it, I only did because I didn't have anything better to do. Shame on me.
It is seriously such a sweet movie. It's set in a rural town in England during the 80's and is about a young boy who discovers his love for ballet, but must hide it from his father and brother, who are both miners currently on strike. He secretly takes lessons from a local dance instructor who, after seeing his talent, suggests he audition for the royal school of dance. This means he would have to confess to his family what he's been doing.
I can't give away what happens, because you really should just watch it for yourself. Seriously. I'm like, go-out-right-now-and-get-it-so-you-can-watch-it-tonight serious. Or better yet, if you have Netflix, you can stream it. However you have to do it, just watch it.
And if you don't like it, well, I don't know what to tell you. Because I can't imagine anyone not liking this film.
Oh, and if you have a son who wants to dance and a husband who's not willing to let him do something so "girly," have him watch it too. It may just help to change his mind :)