Jennifer Beals stars as Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel-mill welder by day, and bar dancer by night. Harboring dreams of a career in ballet, she is given financial support in this endeavor by her boss Nick Hurley (Michael Nouri) and moral support by demanding but big-hearted instructor Hanna Long (Lilia Skala). The film's signature scene is, of course, Alex's water-drenched dance audition, largely performed in long shot by her dance double Marine Jahan. Essentially an old-fashioned backstage yarn, Flashdance was given a contemporary spin by its pulsating, musical score featuring the Oscar-winning Best Song, Flashdance...What a Feeling, (music by Giorgio Moroder, lyrics by Keith Forsey and Irene Cara). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Entertaining but now that i am older...well, when she sees him with another girl and she breaks his window...it's so psycho to me now....what a turn off. no class. but, she dances good. drama queen is a turn off.
I've been forced to watch a lot of 80's/dance movies lately so I now consider myself a pseuduexpert. This movie angered me because it features one of the most unlikeable leading characters ever. This movie has no plot to speak of besides the main girl struggling to find the courage to apply to a dancing school. The love story was awkward, most of the dances were awkward, the way she acts is awkward, the whole movie is awkward. Other movies like Girls Just Want To Have Fun or Footloose at least have a little campiness to them this was just no fun what so ever.