Directed by Stephen Daldry. UK. 2000. 12+. 1 hour 50 minutes. Universal. Digital.
Sat., January 27, 2018
While attending his weekly boxing lessons, 11-year-old Billy Elliot (Jamie Bell) wanders into a ballet class taught by burned out instructor Mrs. Wilkinson (Julie Walters). Recognizing talent in Billy, the now-invigorated instructor grooms her reluctant pupil for greatness. But as Billy begins to see his own potential and embrace his newfound passion for dance, his coal miner dad (Gary Lewis) voices his dismay. An inspiring and uplifting tale about being true to yourself, Billy Elliot is equal parts hilarious and heartwarming.