How She Move: Rutina Wesley’s Inspirational Melodrama

The inspirational melodrama “How She Move” is an intermittently engaging coming of age tale about a gifted young woman who defies all the rules as she step dances her heart out to achieve her dreams.

Featuring a fresh cast of discoveries, this Sundance Film Fest premiere marks the feature debut of Rutina Wesley.

The movie is laced with street-style step sequences by top choreographer Hi Hat, and special appearances by R&B singer-songwriter Keyshia Cole and comedian DeRay Davis.

Bursting with raw talent Raya Green (Wesley), the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, has always been the family’s great hope. She won the rare chance to break out of their drug and crime-infested neighborhood when she was accepted into the exclusive Seaton Academy. But when her sister dies of an overdose, the family is shattered and Raya is forced to return to the place she has tried so hard to escape.

The DVD edition includes several specials: The Characters of How She Move; How She Move: From Rehearsal to Film; How She Move: Telling Her Story, and the theatrical Trailer.


Released by Paramount Vantage