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Hot to Trot

Inside the fascinating but little-known world of same-sex competitive ballroom dance, HOT TO TROT follows a small international cast of four magnetic men and women, on and off the dance floor, over a four-year period. An immersive character study - and an idiosyncratic attack on bigotry - this rousing, powerful story unfurls with the rhythms and energy of dramatic cinema.

Running Time
1 hours 28 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Gail Freedman
Audio Languages
Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Hot to Trot» (22)

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Jerry K.

This is the story of a not so ordinary dance troupe from North Carolina, The Glenville Big Band, who has a year-long residency in the Midwest as part of a hip-hop concert tour. The dancers have little to no real connection to the real world, yet manage to maintain an air of realness. The art form they are part of is the first time in history where the performers are invited to participate in a film. They have a lot to say, and a lot of people to listen to them. They do not speak in an 'art' tone, but in a way that is sincere and emotionally affecting. The film has its ups and downs, and is not as satisfying as one might hope. Still, it is an insightful look at the intricacies of performing in the arena of the hip-hop world.

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Christian Newman

In this film, Ms. Hudson-Rawlings interviews a variety of people about their experiences of driving. The first part of the film focuses on the role of the car in our lives, and the changes we can make to improve our lives. It starts with a car with a severe accident, and the people who were in the car, and then shows how they dealt with it. They show how they tried to make a better life for themselves, but in the end, they found that what they had had was not enough. We see them all living on the road, and in the hospital, and then at home. At the end of the film, the people share what they learned from the accident and the recovery process. There are many amazing things in this film. One of the most inspiring things is that you can make a difference in your own life by taking the time to learn about what is important to you. I highly recommend this film.

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It's all fun and games, until one of the young men decides he's going to do some shopping in a little town and decides to bring his girl friend along. Now all of the people in town are aware of the new boy friend, and he's been asked to go on a fishing trip, and the way he deals with his problem is, well, funny. It's all good fun until he gets caught, and then it's all downhill from there. He gets kicked out of the group, he gets kicked out of his girlfriend's home, and his girlfriend decides she wants nothing to do with him. I'm not going to say what happens to the people who are with him, because I don't want to ruin it for anyone. I can't remember much about it, but I can tell you it was worth a watch.

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This documentary is definitely worth seeing. The scenes at the racetrack are hilarious, the interviews with the other racers are fascinating, and the overall narrative is very well done. The director, Dax Shepard, has done a great job in a very short time and the results are truly something to watch. I highly recommend this movie.

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I don't get how this film got a score of 10 stars. It is a very serious film about how people and our environment are so interconnected. I have been a journalist for over 15 years and the movie had me in tears, which I never had when watching any of the documentaries. I am glad to have seen it, and it gave me a strong sense of what is really going on in the world today.

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Paul Harper

The title of this film was not what I expected, but the plot was actually quite good. The cast was very good. The director actually did a good job showing the war. The footage in the film was really good. I thought it was the most accurate film I have ever seen about the Vietnam War. The only problem I had with this film was that the editing was pretty choppy, and the sound was a little too loud. I would recommend this movie to anyone who wants to learn more about the Vietnam War.

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I have seen this film on TV a few times. And, now I have it on DVD. I had wanted to watch it since I heard about it, but didn't know what to expect. After watching the film, I could not stop thinking about the film. The fact that there is no text, just the music. The director is an accomplished musician, who used to compose music for other films. I loved the music. I have watched the film on DVD several times. The DVD has been on my "to watch" list for some time. I want to know what people thought of this film, so I can share it with others. The DVD is in English with English subtitles. I have not seen the original film, but I am sure I will like this one. I wish it was available on DVD. I have found a copy of the film on the internet. I hope it is available in DVD.

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Nathan F.

I was very pleased with this movie. It was extremely informative, with a lot of very well researched information. I am a graduate of MSU and have studied African American history for my thesis. I will be going back to MSU to learn more about the history of the Black community. This movie really showed us a side of MSU that we rarely see. The way they told the story was really great, and I'm not just talking about the movie, but the whole way they did it. I highly recommend this movie. I know I'll be going back to MSU again. I think it's great that they were able to tell this story in a very powerful way. I would highly recommend this movie to anyone who is interested in history. I think it's very important to have more movies like this that we can look back on and tell our kids about. I think it's a great movie that everyone should see. I'm glad that I was able to see it and I'm glad that I found it on the Internet.

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Anthony Rivera

The movie is too slow, and it should have been more of a documentary. It could have been more fast-paced and focused. The movie was interesting, and there were some great moments in the movie, but the pacing was off and the movie lacked a lot. The movie focused on a few topics that were rather important, but it did not make sense in the movie, and sometimes it was a little confusing. If you like music, I recommend you see this movie.

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This documentary is not only a wonderful reminder of what could have been, but it's also a reminder of the unfortunate road that movie had to travel to get where it is today. It was shot in 1969 and is a bit late, but still a wonderful overview of what happened to the Motion Picture Industry in 1969. The late 60's was a turbulent time for the film industry, and the 60's had a lot to do with the course of film making in the early 1970's. Before that, movies were often shot with the same actors over and over again, and each film was very different from the last. What we saw in the early 70's was a huge explosion of creativity, and it was a great time for film making, but it was also a very dark time. This was where the term "golden age" came into play, where everyone had new ideas, a new language, and a new method of filming. This led to some great films, but also a few very bad films. It also took a very young and inexperienced group of filmmakers to take over, and make a huge leap forward. It's important to remember, because it was a very scary time. There were still many people who couldn't break away from the past, but at the same time it was a very dark time. At that time, it was almost impossible to make a movie without someone using some sort of profanity in it. It was an awful time for the movie industry. It wasn't until the 80's that things started to get better. Many of the old actors were getting a little more recognition, and some of the old characters were getting a little more attention. The 1970's was a time when people began to take their films seriously, and get the best out of them. The movie industry was a very important part of that change, and it's easy to forget. It was an incredible time in film making, but the time was also a time where some very bad films were made. I would love to see more people realize this, and understand that the 70's were a very dark time for movie making, and that it wasn't just a good time for the industry, but a dark time for the industry. This is a great documentary, and I highly recommend it.

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Jennifer A.

This is one of those documentaries that don't quite get it right. Sure, it's good and entertaining. But the whole point of the movie is to show a different side of the war. The propaganda, the violence, the lies. The film is well-done, but some of the decisions it makes make it seem a bit over-dramatic. For instance, there's a scene where a couple of soldiers talk about their fellow soldiers being psychologically disturbed and the couple goes on to tell the viewer how much they loved their buddies. And then the couple goes on to tell the viewer that the soldiers were no different from the civilians they were fighting for. It's kind of a dramatic approach to the war. I understand that some people may find that a bit extreme. But if it wasn't for the propaganda, the violence, the lies, the psychological disorders, the parents who had to leave their children behind, and the horrible conditions of the camps, this movie would not have been made. I know that in this country, a documentary like this would not be made. But in a country like that, it's definitely worth seeing.

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Debra P.

I had heard a lot of hype about this film, and I found myself more than happy to give it a shot. The problem is, I don't think it was any good. I wasn't impressed with the ideas presented, nor was I impressed with the film. What I found to be a real disappointment was that it seemed to be so light-hearted, and yet it felt so depressing, I found myself left with a feeling of utter despair. One could argue that the actors did a good job of expressing the emotions that were running through their characters, but that doesn't really help. The "Gawd damn it!" scene is priceless, but after that, it felt like the filmmakers were trying to give the audience the message that "we are all special and we are going to be all important" without actually explaining the meaning of that statement. The film tries to be serious, but at the same time it is painfully funny. It is, however, a film that really tries to be funny, but it never quite manages to pull it off. I also think that the message of this film is a bit "hip" and "cool", but that doesn't make it any less flawed.

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Danielle Moreno

Very good documentary. I had never heard of it before but it turned out to be very interesting. Most of the people I knew in my school were high school students and had never heard of it. They were the kids that did not talk much, but talked a lot and probably thought they were smart. They were the kids that were in every class and the kids who were always the biggest problem in the school. I also met a couple of the parents of the kids who were in the documentary. It was fascinating to see how this documentary affected their lives. It made me question my life and my beliefs about what I thought was important. I was very proud of this documentary. I recommend it to everyone.

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Kimberly Bates

I have just seen this DVD and it's a huge waste of time to go and see the "full" documentary. This film is full of factually incorrect statements. My parents were friends with the couple who built the bomb. They were in on the planning and they have always denied this. They have not denied their friendship. But this movie is full of hearsay and is one long disservice to the intelligence of the subject. The documentary does not tell the truth about this in any way. This film is so full of inaccuracies and half truths it's unbelievable. This is a great example of how documentaries should be made.

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Took my 6 year old son to see this film. The film covers the early days of Roller Derby in the UK in the 60's. It is fairly unbiased in its approach to the subject matter. I found it to be quite interesting and on some occasions uplifting, as well as challenging. It is also very uplifting for people who were in the situation depicted in the film. It also presents a good alternative for parents who may have an interest in the sport but are not particularly interested in a history lesson. It is a fun film that is enjoyable to watch, and shows that even with it's flaws the sport of Roller Derby is still a lot of fun.

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Dennis Gordon

This is a documentary about what it means to be gay in the UK. It takes you through many different stages of the life of a gay man in the UK. In the first half of the film we get to hear stories from many different men. These men are all different, some have had a long term relationship with a man, others are gay men, some are straight and some are straight friends. The second half of the film goes into more detail about the lives of each man and what they've been through. It is really well written and edited, and very interesting. Some of the interviews are well put together, and you are made to feel part of the community. Overall this is a very well made film about what it means to be gay in the UK. I would highly recommend it. My score: 9/10. You can find an audio version of this review on the website. Click here.

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Emily O.

While the two best films of the year (The Wolf of Wall Street and All the Money in the World) are not directed by Spike Lee, I think that this film would be considered one of the best films of 2012, if not one of the best films of the year. This film is extremely well made, and is the kind of film that is going to be great in the long run. It is a fascinating film about Wall Street, and it's consequences. The only thing that I can say that I didn't like about this film is that it could have been longer. This film could have easily been a 2 1/2 hour film, which would have given the film a much better quality. It would have also given the film more of a feel for the economy. It was an extremely well done film, and I highly recommend seeing it.

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Helen Kennedy

The movie covers the events in the last few weeks of Donald Trump's election victory in the U.S. It is a very fascinating look at how the election was won. It's interesting to see how both campaigns worked to win the election, and how it has affected how people are feeling and acting. I was very surprised at the low number of people who were upset at the election. It was a very positive and uplifting movie. The movie was well written, with some really great interviews with people who have been affected by the election. The movie was very powerful in showing that a lot of people are still dealing with the election results. I believe that people need to take a few minutes to watch this movie to get a good feel for the election and how people are feeling. The movie was very emotional and powerful, and I think everyone should watch this movie. I don't think that there will be a movie about this election. I think that people are just starting to feel the effects of the election. The movie was very well made. It had some really great interviews. I highly recommend this movie. I'm very happy that the film was released on Netflix.

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I loved this movie. The stories were fun, and the filmmakers showed us a little about the history of the two places. I am a sports fan and I thought the history of the races was interesting. I was impressed by the fact that they took a lot of pictures of the old cars, but didn't take any pictures of the old people and their stories. It is always a pleasure to see how a little piece of Americana can be saved and made into a beautiful piece of art. I am going to see it again, and will probably buy it on DVD.

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Harry Fox

This documentary is quite a disappointment. It is the first time I have watched a documentary that does not have a point. This movie shows the past of the city and the people, and then it shows the present and future. I had to watch it again to make sure I understood what was going on. It is a very strange thing to have such a long documentary without a point. I feel it is not the right thing to do. The movie shows the people and the city from the beginning, but then we have a very strange thing. The camera never stops moving, and never stops taking pictures. It is a very strange thing. The people are not happy with the city, the people are not happy with the people. It seems like a movie of a movie, but it is not. I think it is the best documentary ever made.

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Jessica Marshall

I was surprised by the very positive reviews. I found the doc to be very informative and thought-provoking. The information is presented very well and keeps you thinking about what you have just seen. It is easy to take this and draw your own conclusions. I would recommend this for anyone looking to be educated and be exposed to a variety of opinions on a topic that may be considered controversial. A film that should be seen by everyone.

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This is the kind of documentary that makes you wonder about your own lives. The information presented is incredibly rich and important. It is one of the most important documentaries I have seen. I have no doubt that it will be shown in the upcoming festivals of the year. For me, it was an excellent experience, a great documentary, and a lesson learned. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who loves to learn. Thanks to the director and the team of the project.