Loves Music, Loves to Dance (2001) starring Patsy Kensit, Cynthia Preston, Dean McDermott, Frank Pellegrino, Yannick Bisson, Louis Ferreira directed by Mario Azzopardi Movie Review

Loves Music, Loves to Dance (2001)   2/52/52/52/52/5

Patsy Kensit in Loves Music, Loves to Dance (2001)

A Serial Failure

Chat show producer Darcy Scott (Patsy Kensit - Lethal Weapon 2) becomes concerned when her colleague Erin (Cynthia Preston) goes missing on an assignment to investigate the effectiveness of internet dating. With the police not interested in her theory it was one of her dates Darcy decides to meet with each of the men that Erin dated despite the police currently being on the hunt for a serial killer.

When you watch something like "Loves Music, Loves to Dance" it's easy to understand why made for TV movies have such a bad reputation. From style to story, characters to acting none of it works right from the start making it an effort to keep watching. Now some might say what do you expect from a movie preceded by the name "Mary Higgins Clark" but some of these movies have been okay even good, it's just "Loves Music, Loves to Dance" is not one of them.

Now in fairness the story itself to "Loves Music, Loves to Dance" is not really the problem; a TV producer whose best friend is murdered decides to try and track down her killer by going on the same dates whilst irrational and ridiculous has potential for either thrills or fun. Unfortunately when you get down to the details in the movie they are not only irrational but stupid mixed with a big slab of cliche. From cops being ineffective, a tramp seeing a body dumped, the over the top styling of the killer, I really could go on but the details are what really lets the movie down.

Having said that the style also lets "Loves Music, Loves to Dance" down and somehow for a movie made in the 21st century it has the look and feel of a TV movie made back in the 80s, early 90s at best. From that tacky sense of glamour to the way characters over act to the actual camera shots it feels like the movie is stuck in a time warp.

But it doesn't get any better when it comes to the acting and to be frank pretty much every character is weighed down with faults be it detectives or witnesses and especially the focus, Darcy Scott. As such none of the acting is good in "Loves Music, Loves to Dance" and sadly it is one of the worst performances I have seen from Patsy Kensit.

What this all boils down to is that "Loves Music, Loves to Dance" is poor, no it is seriously poor and even the most loyal fans of either Patsy Kensit or these Mary Higgins Clark movies should give this a miss.