Many of us live with two worlds. We live and work in one world, but we dream in another.
In Flashdance (1983), Alex Owens (Jennifer Beals) works two jobs. By day, she is a welder. By night, she adds to her income by working as an exotic dancer. What she really wants to do with her life is to become a professional ballet dancer. Her boss/boyfriend, Nick Hurley (Michael Nouri), encourages Alex to pursue her dream.
Will Alex see her dreams become reality or will she remain a welder and an exotic dancer for the rest of her days?
For all of it’s 80’s kitsch, this movie has a very nice message. If you want something, you go for it. The journey will not be easy, but if the dream becomes reality, then the journey is worth it.
And of course, this movie is incomplete without its own iconic song.
Do I recommend it? Of course.