Step Up 2 The Streets

  • Directors: Jon Chu
  • Producers: Adam Shankman, Jennifer Gibgot, Anne Fletcher
  • Writers: Tori Ann Johnson, Karen Barna, Duane Adler
  • Genres: Drama, Music, Romance
  • Actors: Briana Evigan, Robert Hoffman, Adam G Sevani, Will Kemp, Cassie Ventura

) is set in Baltimore, Maryland. It follows Andie West (Briana Evigan) as she pursues her big dream of becoming a street dancer. Her mother died of cancer when Andie was 16; she now lives with her mother’s best friend, Sarah (her guardian), but in reality, Andie feels like she does not belong anywhere. Although she is doing badly at school, it is her dream for dancing that brings something special into her life. She trains with her dance crew, the “410” (pronounced four-one-oh), to keep the title of the illegal competition (although dancing isn’t illegal), ‘The Streets’. Sarah is aware of the crime and harassment by the 410 and tells Andie she will have to go to live with her aunt in Texas if she doesn’t change. Tyler (Channing Tatum) meets her at the dance club, The Dragon. Tyler tries to persuade her to audition for the Maryland School of the Arts (MSA), where Andie has to compete for a place, thinking it will help her life as it did his. Tyler decides to battle her for it. Tyler wins the battle and the two head back to Andie’s house where Tyler ask Sarah to let her join MSA. Sarah eventually agrees, and Tyler leaves Andie to audition at MSA while he goes on tour with Nora. Chase Collins (Robert Hoffman) persuades the school director (his brother) Blake (Will Kemp) to recruit Andie after seeing her audition. When Andie’s studies come before the crew, the members are angry and decide to kick her out. Andie and Chase form a new crew with help from many people Chase knows at the school, all of not accepted as who they are, including Andie’s new friend Moose (Adam G. Sevani). Chase has a copied key to the studio and the crew secretly practices their routine late at night when the school is empty. They perform at the local dance club, but are rejected and kicked out. Andie’s friend Missy Serrano (Danielle Polanco) joins the crew after going out of the 410 following the event, as she is disgusted by the crowd’s reaction. Missy tells the crew that the only way to enter The Streets is to first pull a prank and post it on the Internet to show that the crew is entering the competition. Wanting revenge for being humiliated before, Chase decides that their prank will be to make a fool out of Tuck, the leader of the 410.

To Moose’s surprise, he gets kissed by Sophie. With Andie’s crew being supportive friends and her education now secured, the film finds its optimistic ending – a passionate kiss between Andie and Chase.