Pinhole Movie Reviews

The Turning Point (1977) by tincolor

Shirley MacLaine and Anne Bancroft star as friends who studied ballet together in their youth. MacLaine left the school to start a family and Bancroft stayed on to become a star. When Bancroft invites MacLaine’s daughter to join her ballet company, old tensions flare between the two friends as each is forced to reassess their life choices. Also staring Mikhail Baryshnikov and Tom Skerritt. Despite the painfully dated look and sound of this film, just about everything else is really strong; the dialogue, the acting and in particular Baryshnikov’s dancing are all amazing! And amazingly, it didn’t win one of its 11 Oscar nominations. Worth watching.


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