The way I see it, Save The Last Dance isn’t anything more than a Flashdance for the afro-american audience.
Replace Jennifer Beals with Julia Stiles and the Flashdance’s male leadplayer with Sean Patrick Thomas, change the music from 80´s pop/rock to R&B and you’ve got Save the last dance. Let´s face it:
– a girl with only one relative she has a bit contact with – occupied in the daytime so she can only train at night – an unfolding lovestory – The lovestory is troubled by the male’s family/friends – The endsequence is practically identical, including the fowlup in the audition.
They should not have copied Flashdance this close. Flashdance is a classic, this is definitely not.