Jamilah is the perfect sorted college girl. This Netflix original starts with Jamilah showing us all that she’s got – she is the captain of the always-winning step dance crew, Harvard law school aspirant, president of her black sorority and the child of highly accomplished parents.
But her life changes when her parents refuse to write her a recommendation for Harvard. And her only option is getting the hard-partying white girls from Sigma Beta Beta some respect, after they embarrass the school on social media.
Her mission: to teach them to step dance for a charity show, this later becomes a matter of Jamilah’s own respect. What starts off as a one-off thing soon starts to be a clash for Jamilah as her life is almost jeopardized.
There are some culture clashes, lots of references to the black communities struggle to respect, and lots of fun in this Netflix original.
What’s WOW? Step Sisters has all the elements of a chick flick. And for lovers of dance, this film is a must-watch. Instead of being about culture appropriation, the film manages to retain the theme of sisterhood, which is commendable despite the film being multi-themed.
What’s Blah? The end is kind of ‘too real to be true’. To be sound (more appropriately read) rude, there may not be much for lovers of other genres.
Parting Shot: It’s like the ‘Pitch Perfect’ of dancing; only there’s a black angle. The references to Michelle Obama are also hilarious (We won’t reveal where in the film, obviously!)
Also, don’t miss the zombie sequence (wink!)
Director: Charles Stone III
Writer: Chuck Hayward
Megalyn Echikunwoke as Jamilah
Eden Sher as Beth
Gage Golightly as Libby
Marque Richardson as Kevin
Naturi Naughton as Aisha
Matt McGorry as Dane
Duration: 1 hour 48 mins
Step Sisters is now streaming on Netflix.
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