Feel-good moments, underdog storylines, movies based on true stories, and American dreams all wrapped up in an electrifying package, gave Flashdance the platform it desired to redefine the 80's. Flashdance touched on many current issues such as health care, working multiple jobs, getting stuck at jobs, all odds against dream seekers, sexual harassment, employee-boss romance, older man and young girl relationships, and who-you-know will land you an interview elements, which were intertwined into this tightly woven screenplay to become a box office smash hit and timeless classic.
Flashdance continues to live on since this movie debuted in movie theaters back in 1983. It is one of the all-time favorites on many movie lists. The moviegoing public enjoy watching people who remind them of themselves. They root for these characters to succeed. Flashdance is a dream tale movie fans find warmth in, the journey through recurring challenges and obstacles to that ultimate moment a dream is realized. Flashdance contains these themes, especially the essence of living life to appreciate the simple pleasures we take for granted.
80's fashion trends of leg warmers and one-shoulder sweatshirt pay tribute to Jennifer Beals. Flashdance garnered instant credibility for accidentally inspiring these 80's fashion trends. Perhaps, modern day dancers take a page out of the Flashdance book to inspire their fashions.
How many young women watched Flashdance and got inspired to become dancers? If the content of this Rated-R movie toned down the exotic dancing, vulgar language, and sexual material, younger moviegoers could have watched Flashdance. For the most part, Flashdance is tame to today's film rating standards. Watch classic 80's movie Flashdance, a feel-good journey to reach a dream.