End Of The Week Shorts #8.1 extract: Shall We Dance (1937)
A fine picture and a solid piece of entertainment, Shall We Dance features the iconic Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in a twisting, on-off romance invigorated by the timely topic of "fake news".
Highly enjoyably with a narrative that grows stronger with each number and plot beat, there's nothing to really say about this narrative. And I suppose that's its only downfall; Shall We Dance is a pretty unremarkable film. Though this is not a throw-away movie, it certainly lacks a spark or punch as it is heavily sedated by the conventional romantic structure that is kept together by slightly inventive, though never truly astounding, musical and dance sequences.
All in all, Shall We Dance was a good time, but also a film that should be approached neutrally. In short, don't expect a spectacular masterpiece.