(also known as Breaking Dance
in Europe) is a 2015 American-English dance drama film
written and directed by John Swetnam and starring Sophia Aguiar.
Casey is an average girl who has always wanted to become a famous dancer, but has never had a chance. She creates a Youtube channel and publishes dancing videos and doing tutorials to teach choreography, becoming a big hit in a short time. The girl is introduced in the celebrities world and the internet culture, giving interviews and appearing on television. But Casey discovers fame has a price and that envy goes its new way, not being able to trust even its old friends.
Sophia Aguiar as Casey McNamara
Robert Roldan as Drew
Jordan Rodrigues as J.J.
Julie Warner as Anna
Shaun Brown as Phillip
Les Twins as Larry and Laurent Jordan
Lindsey Stirling as Phelba
Taeko McCarroll as Michelle
Jay Ellis as Quinn
Taylor Locascio as Megan
McCarrie McCausland as Nick
Bruna Marquezine as Roseli
Marissa Heart as Tara
Marcus Emanuel Mitchell as Bryson Chase
Anitta as Herself
Breaking Through received mostly negative reviews. Justin Lowe of The Hollywood Reporter called it derivative. Tat Wolfen from Saturday Star wrote that it was "yet another dance movie that has nothing new to offer". Katie Walsh of the Los Angeles Times called it "a dance movie without good dancing". Monica Castillo writing in The Village Voice said it was "convoluted drama" and had " tepid routines". David Noh of Film Journal International thought it "could well rank as the blandest movie musical ever made." On the positive side Sandie Angulo Chen of Common Sense Media gave it three stars, saying the story was "both familiar and heartwarming".