Into the Beat (2020) Movie Script

- Hi.
- Hey.
That's right.
Good morning, young ladies.
There are eight more weeks
until the audition.
the New York Ballet Academy only awards
the scholarship to one person.
This is your big chance.
Don't waste it.
We will start with the solo variation
of Sleeping Beauty,
Aurora's Birthday.
Katya, please.
- Hello.
- Hello.
Hello. Your hat. Hey.
Careful, Paul. Not so fast.
Shh, Paul. Dad is still busy.
Real quiet, okay? general,
dancers have to meet high expectations.
- But in this intensive...
- Dad!
Come here. Fly, fly, fly! Whoa!
Looks like someone wants to follow
in his father's footsteps.
- We'll see. He'd rather score goals.
- Yes.
But don't worry.
The next Orlow has been waiting
in the wings for awhile.
Hi, Dad.
How are you?
Let's take a family photo
for the newspaper.
They are my pride and joy.
Hey, you'll be great. Break a leg!
See you later.
All right.
See you later.
You'll do well.
The big jump tonight is just for you.
Break a leg, Dad!
Thank you.
- Hey, Katya.
- Hey.
Nice to see you.
Unbelievable how much
you look like your mother.
How's New York going?
- Yeah, it's going okay. Thanks.
- Wow.
We're all hoping that it'll work out.
It's all your dad talks about.
Oh God.
All right, ladies,
we have three weeks left.
From now on, ballet is your whole life.
Every free moment
will be spent training.
No breaks, no distractions.
Is that understood?
I hope so.
See you tomorrow.
I just wanted to say
how incredibly strong you are.
Three years ago with your mother
and now this.
I still can't believe it.
So crazy.
I saw him dance just a few weeks ago.
What does it matter.
It was all in the papers.
"Orlow's successor
is waiting in the wings."
With that name,
it doesn't matter how you dance.
Just shut up, Janine.
Paul... What's he doing?
Paul, what are you doing?
What do you think?
I'm getting ready to fly with dad.
Come on, not now.
- Dad!
- Paul!
You must be Paul, right?
- Hello.
- Hello.
I'm Ms. Nemec
from outpatient home care.
I'll be here every day.
- Okay.
- Until your dad is back on his feet.
- Mmm.
- Finally.
Nice to see you. Check it out.
- I have four legs now. Cool, right?
- Hmm.
Hi, Dad.
Can we fly now?
Maybe a bit later, okay?
Okay, young man,
fly ahead and show me the apartment.
Here's the kitchen...
- Hey.
- Hi.
How was it? Everything okay?
Of course.
Grandma took great care of everything.
She knows a trick
to get Paul into bed earlier.
- Really?
- Uh-huh.
Ms. Rosebloom sends you
her warmest regards.
And, Dad, she's certain
I'll get the spot in New York.
Well, of course.
We Orlows never give up.
Yeah. I'm going to make it.
It will be all right.
Son of bitch!
Hey, sweetie. You okay?
My bike is broken.
I'm sure it's not that bad.
Yo, girl. What's up?
Are you stuck or something?
- I'm good. Be there soon.
- Whoo!
- Karim can look at it.
- Hey.
Our DJ.
He'll fix it no problem.
- Yo, man. What's up?
- Oh yeah!
Welcome to Battle-Land,
our after-hours club. Not bad, huh?
Can you take a look at the bike later?
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Hey! Hey!
Hey! Hey!
Hey! Hey!
Hey! Hey!
What are you doing in here?
Did you have another dream about Mom?
What's wrong?
I'm scared.
What are you scared about?
We just have to be
really nice to him right now.
- Yeah?
- Yeah.
But for how long?
Just remember what Mom said.
Then everything will be okay again.
Can I still sleep in here?
Of course.
But no snoring, okay?
Arms a little bit higher, Janine.
Is everything okay at home?
Something special
is radiating from you today.
Go home.
- Yeah?
- Yeah.
- Really?
- Yeah, awesome idea.
Very good.
- Hey.
- Hey, you're back.
Uh, I'm here for my bike.
Of course.
I'll be back soon, okay?
It was so packed, I couldn't find you.
So crazy.
Say yeah!
Hey, be careful with the brakes.
Karim tightened them up.
What is this place?
- The Battle-Land?
- Uh-huh.
For me,
Battle-Land is a huge playground.
It doesn't matter who you are, how old,
where you're from, when, how long...
It's definitely the perfect place
to dance and hang out.
I'm about to teach a class.
Why don't you give it a try?
Yeah? Come on.
All right, let's go.
Hi, everybody.
- Hi.
- Hi.
I'd like to introduce Katya.
- Hi, Katya.
- Hey.
Pick a spot, and we'll get started.
All right, let's do this.
Get in position.
All right, let's go!
Are you against it?
Yo! What's up?
- There's that girl.
- Oh yeah.
Five, six, seven, eight.
One and slide, ta-ta!
Yes! Yes!
Ta-ta! Hey! Hey!
And go! Pa, pa, pa, pa, pa, pa!
Turn it up, Katya!
That's right!
Katya, down.
Five and...
Huh? What?
All right!
Five, six, seven, eight.
- Man, she's good.
- Yeah, she's got flow. She's got flow.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. I love it.
I love it, man. She's good!
- Yeah.
- Good job!
Yo! Hey, Stargirl.
Are you messing with us?
All shy last night,
and now you pull that off.
You should have told us
you're a Transformer.
- Does she look like a car?
- Man, it's a metaphor.
A metaphor. M-E-T-P-O-R. Dude!
Metaphor? Huh?
- Yeah, with an F.
- Huh? Where's the F?
What do you mean F?
- Hey.
- Hey.
I saw you dancing.
Well, it was my first time.
I noticed.
Show me again.
How you dance.
In here?
No, not that. The other way.
What other way?
How you just danced before.
It was exactly the same.
All right then.
There was a new kid today.
- Really? What's his name?
- Tim.
When I asked if he played soccer,
he said, "No, just chess."
You know it?
Chess? Never heard of it.
Come on.
The castles go left and right
and attack the king.
So it's a bit like soccer,
just on a smaller field.
Then there's castling...
- Are you okay?
- I'll tell you later.
Uh, yeah.
I have to work on something
for Ms. Rosebloom.
For tomorrow.
Yo, what's up, guys?
Today we're gonna work on three moves.
Something super ea...
Hi, everyone. What's up?
I'm going to show you
my favorite dance moves.
Get ready. I'm...
My big girl.
- Hey.
- Everything okay?
Yeah. Why?
Just asking.
Wanted to see how it's going.
Making progress?
If I can help you...
Yeah, not yet.
I still need a little time.
I'll leave.
Maybe you'll show me
what you're working on sometime.
I will.
Different enough?
Wow. You really got it.
You always go right for the top,
don't you?
Those are Lil' Lat
and KC Rock's moves, right?
From the Sonic Tigers.
Best street dance crew in the world.
It's their routine.
They choreographed it.
What you did is called "biting".
Copying a dance.
What's wrong?
You gonna stand there forever?
What's up?
Fear of heights?
This is dancing.
It's like electricity.
It starts in your gut,
rushes through your whole body,
and then bursts out of you.
You get it?
You don't, do you?
Hey, check it out.
Come on, your turn.
Are all you guys this smug
with your lame street dancing thing?
You wanted to know, didn't you?
It was obvious.
Get your cool moves
for the internet somewhere else.
This place is for real dancers.
Is this what you call dancing?
Is this what you mean?
Finally, good.
- Do you have a screw loose?
- What do you want?
You think people will go crazy
because you nailed 30 moves
that you stole from someone?
You don't get it, do you?
It's about what you make of it.
Doing your own thing.
You have to pull off your own style.
And hey,
Young Kid was also
pretty crappy at first.
But we'll get it.
I'm here every afternoon.
Yeah. Go! Go! Go! Go!
This much.
You must embody Sleeping Beauty
with your every fiber.
Only then, can you feel
the importance of the kiss
that frees her
from her hundred-year sleep.
- Hey.
- Hmm?
Orlow needs more than a kiss.
Come on. Faster, faster.
You were faster.
- Yeah.
- Just barely.
Not bad for a ballerina.
Are you okay?
I'm good.
- Hey, Jo.
- Hey.
In dance,
trust is "A" as in "all right,"
and the "O" as in "okay". Okay?
Then, turn around, close your eyes,
close your eyes, and fall.
I'll catch you, bro.
Let's go.
Ms. Rosebloom.
- You're not ready yet.
- Hmm.
I can't come for the next few days.
Excuse me?
My dad's back in the hospital.
Hopefully, it's nothing serious.
They're taking the splint off
and checking that everything is okay.
Darling, the audition is in seven days.
You know that.
And quite frankly,
you're not at your best.
You're not concentrating, tired...
Should I to talk to Victor?
Please don't.
He really needs me.
Two days.
Not a day more.
And promise me that you'll practice
every chance you get.
Are you ready? Let's go!
Come on, Marlon. Let's go.
Yeah, let's go.
Alien! Alien!
Alien! Alien! Alien! Alien!
Ey-ya. Ey-ya. Ey-ya.
Ya! Ya! Ey!
Hey, yo!
Come at me!
Hey, yo! Come on now! Show 'em, Jo!
Yo, yo! Take it easy, man.
I got this.
Respect, man. That was sick for sure.
- Thanks, man.
- What now?
You gonna moonwalk for that girl?
- Calm down.
- Scram.
- What? What?
- Get out of here.
That crazy boy.
- Respect, man.
- Thanks.
Look out for our Stargirl.
It was us who discovered her.
- Yeah, got it.
- Okay?
Dope session today.
- Stargirl.
- Hey.
And you look out for our Alien, okay?
- Got it.
- A'ight.
- Pepper.
- Aye-aye.
What's going on?
See you tomorrow?
All right.
Okay, bruh.
Yeah, bruh.
Come on. Give me something.
Yeah, bruh.
Hit 'em, bruh. Yeah.
- Marlon?
- Hmm?
I'm hungry.
How long have you done ballet?
No idea.
Ever since I could think, I guess.
It can't have been that long.
No really, how long?
Fifteen years, maybe?
Are you for real?
That's your whole life.
Yeah. Hmm.
And how does it feel to be a ballerina?
It's super cool.
Sometimes it feels like flying.
Like a little duck?
How come you're such a good dancer?
I taught myself.
Of course, what else?
- Kidding.
- Really?
When I was little,
I saw a guy dancing in the street,
Ali Fazer.
He came to Germany from Lebanon
all alone as a kid. He had nothing.
He only had dance.
Now he leads the best
street dance crew.
The Tigers.
It's really phat
if they let you join them.
They're on tour right now
in America, Australia.
Like one big family.
Why do they all call you Alien?
Let's go.
Let's go!
Stop! Stop right there!
- Stop!
- Run!
Hey! Don't move! Hey!
Oh my God!
Don't move!
Watch out!
Let's go.
- Huh? Whoo! What!
- Hey, hey, hey!
Come on! Come on! Come on!
Let's go!
You can do it!
Let's go! Come on.
Damn it, Katya.
Where were you?
And look at you.
Get those clothes off.
I'll warm up your food.
Oh, by the way, your father called.
Shit, what did you say?
The truth, of course.
You were at a friend's house
doing school work.
Thank you.
You can tell a lot about a person
by the company they keep.
And now, hurry up!
Are you asleep?
What if I do something new?
Like what?
Hmm, like hip-hop maybe.
Like those guys we saw on TV
the other day. Remember?
No more ballet.
Just do both.
It's dumb to always do the same thing.
Even kindergartners know that.
A dancer's body is a tool. Hmm?
It serves a greater purpose.
Absolute beauty, perfection.
The slightest tremble or carelessness
and the magic vanishes forever.
The break didn't heal properly.
That's what they said.
The doctors said
I will never dance again.
- That's totally okay.
- Yeah, we already knew.
I have to talk to you.
Hey, Katya. Me too.
- Stargirl, you haven't heard yet!
- The Tigers are coming.
We can audition
for their show next week.
Whoever makes it
goes on tour with them.
That means Rio, Tokyo!
New York, man!
All the big cities, man.
Yes! It's awesome!
- It's so dope.
- Want to audition?
- Whoo!
- You and me.
As a duo.
You want to?
What was that?
Hey, Katya! What happened?
What did I do wrong?
Leave me alone, Marlon!
- Katya, what's wrong?
- Damn it, I don't want to anymore!
I just don't feel like it anymore.
Plis, fouetts,
battement tendus all the time.
We're the great Orlows!
Isn't it all great?
Mom always said we can achieve
anything if we stick together.
And it's true. I want it too,
but why does it feel so shitty?
Man, this is so unfair!
Who am I really?
- Hey, look up just for a second.
- Marlon, leave me alone.
- Please just look...
- What do you want? Man!
You can't be serious.
Who do you see?
Come on! Marlon!
Yeah, exactly.
And who is that?
Of course.
Who else?
Then let's audition
for these damn Tigers.
I want to dance with you.
What a wonderful surprise!
Where's Katya?
Your dad's here.
Where were you?
- I have to...
- Don't lie to me.
It's bad enough
that you're lying to Ms. Rosebloom.
I'm not lying to you.
I recently met some street dancers,
and I'm training with them.
- Next week, Marlon and I want...
- Who is Marlon?
We want to audition next week.
The Tigers are looking for a new crew,
and if it all works out,
we'll come up with our own act
and tour with them worldwide.
Wait a minute.
What about the New York Ballet Academy?
I love ballet so much. I really do.
But when I do hip-hop,
everything is different.
Everything inside me lights up.
I've always asked myself what it is.
I finally know.
It's me.
I can't go back to ballet.
- I can also make it big in hip-hop.
- Katya.
There's no way
you're traveling the world...
...with some break-dancers.
Yes, I will.
Is your family.
You have nothing else.
That's not true.
- Dad, I...
- Enough, Katya!
You're on the verge
of realizing your dreams.
I won't let you just throw it all away.
- Dad, please.
- Am I clear?
What am I supposed to do with you now?
All right.
I can't stand in the way
of you and your future.
There's no time to waste.
I will train you in the morning,
your father will in the afternoon.
The audition is in three days.
Go on. Get out of here.
We all have doubts.
Suddenly, an opportunity comes along
and turns everything upside down.
You have to hold firm,
let it pass and act
as if nothing happened.
Otherwise, you'll lose your way.
Get ready.
Everything okay?
We can do this, right?
Please tell me we'll make it.
We're Stargirl and Alien.
Of course, we'll make it.
Yo, man.
- Ha. Exactly. Move, switch and...
- Uh-huh.
Sorry. Sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry...
Go easy. Easy. And then...
- Oh, okay. Nice.
- Yeah, good.
Let's change the spin here.
Yeah, that's good.
Trust me.
Not bad at all!
But just so we're clear,
the gig with the Tigers is ours.
See you tomorrow, right?
- I...
- I want...
- You fir...
- You fir... Wow.
I think it's awesome that you, well,
ended up with me.
Me too.
I wanted to ask if you...
If you...
Only if you want to and have time,
if you...
...want to come to my place?
Of course.
- Just leave it there.
- Okay.
May I?
Oh oui.
- Careful.
- Yeah.
Welcome to Planet Marlon!
May I?
Where'd you get all this stuff?
Found it.
So pretty.
- Those are "The Steps."
- Mm-hmm.
Um, the boys from "The Killaz."
And that's "The Family" from France.
And who's that?
Are you serious?
It's only "The Boss."
Ali Fazer?
Are your parents
okay with me being here?
Come. I'll show you something.
Come on, come on, come on!
I got... I got you!
There. Like that.
Those are brothers one and two,
Fabian and Olli.
Over there, Henry Potter.
We got Martin, Jeremy, Milo, and Hyatt.
- Marlon is this a...
- Come on. Quick, quick, come.
Hey, boys?
Everything good?
Where's Marlon?
- Marlon?
- Marlon.
Shh, shh, shh.
- Yeah.
- You good?
Yeah, of course.
Can I come in?
No, I'm already in bed.
All right, sleep well.
- See you tomorrow.
- See you.
- Marlon, is this a group home?
- Yup.
We call it a shared flat.
Where are your parents?
No idea. I don't have any.
Very funny.
It's not a joke. I never met them.
- Why didn't you tell me?
- What should I have said?
"Hey, I'm Marlon.
I don't have any parents."
I know nothing about yours either.
Does this change things between us?
No, of course not.
Then come over here.
Can I ask you something?
They died trying to take a selfie
at Niagara Falls.
Oh man.
You're so gullible.
What's up with you?
I've always made up stories
about my parents.
That they're actors
or a crazy gangster couple.
But then you realize...
I was found, like all this stuff here.
Look at the clown in front
with the broken leg.
I found him in the park.
But whether... was on some granny's table
or belongs to someone else,
I'll never know.
Just as I will never know
who I got my eyes from.
Hey. We're good.
At some point,
you figure out where you belong.
No, Ms. Nemec, she's not back.
Yes, the police said
we should keep waiting.
Will do.
Good night.
- Hey, Katya.
- Hey.
I'm doing the paperwork
for the Tigers.
I'm missing your parents' signatures.
Hey, it's so cool
what you've done with our Alien.
You two make a sweet team.
The Tigers better get ready.
You'll bring the form tomorrow?
Of course.
I have to say something.
I can't audition for the Tigers.
My dad is Victor Orlow,
a huge ballet star.
My whole family is ballet, you know?
And in two days,
there's an audition for the NYBA.
I'm supposed to compete, but...
I really don't want
to go back to ballet.
I know I want to dance hip-hop.
We'll go talk to him, okay?
Already tried that.
This is our dream, right?
You wanted it too, right?
Okay. Okay,
then we'll find a solution. Okay?
You can stay with me
until the Tigers audition.
Marlon, that won't work.
Why not?
Look at me. We'll make it work.
You can achieve anything you want.
Marlon, he's my dad.
He's in here.
That doesn't just stop,
regardless of where I go.
I wasn't just found.
What about us?
I think you will have
to audition alone.
I have done everything alone
my whole life.
You... Forget it.
You don't get it.
- Yo, Alien!
- What's up, bro?
- How's it going?
- Fuck off!
Oh sweetie.
Sometimes life is like
a really dumb goat.
It wants to go over here,
then over there,
then it's stuck
in the middle of the forest...
...and doesn't know where to go.
And all it wants
is to do everything right.
That's exactly when...
...everything goes wrong.
You know what you do then?
You grab it by the horns
and show it where to go.
And how do you do that?
You already know.
You know exactly what to do.
Yes, you do.
You have to fight.
Sometimes for every little bit.
Whatever I do, I always hurt people.
Is that a good reason
to abandon the goat in the forest?
You're the only one who knows the way.
I'm so scared that Dad
and I don't love each other anymore.
Are you out of your mind?
Hey, these things...
Believe me, sweetheart...
...whatever happens,
you will always love each other.
Do you remember when you and Mom
took me to my first ballet class?
I wanted to stay in the car
because I was so scared.
You picked me up and said
I had no reason to be scared.
That dancing is the most
beautiful thing.
Like flying.
When I'm out there with Marlon,
I finally know what you meant.
It really is like flying,
but much better.
Dad, I still need someone
to hold me and tell me
that there's no reason to be scared.
All we have is us.
It'd be so nice if you came tomorrow.
Where is Marlon?
- Marlon?
- Yeah.
He left super early today.
- Oh man. Damn it!
- What's wrong?
- Katya!
- Where's Marlon?
I haven't seen Alien in ages.
But you guys canceled the audition.
No, we didn't. Here.
Did you forget the audition?
- But...
- No buts, the Tigers won't wait.
Come on!
- Let's go!
- Check which pier we have to go to.
Down to the left.
Don't forget your routine!
Fuck the routine!
Okay, wait here.
Hey, there's Ali Fazer.
- Jo!
- Pepper!
Can't separate 'em! Hey!
- Hey.
- That was so sick, man.
Cool, man.
One minute.
- We'll show them, okay?
- Safe.
Okay, let's go.
- Let's go.
- Let's go.
Ah, two more from Battle-Land.
Cool. Go for it!
- Yes?
- Mm-hmm.
Let's go.
Hey. Ready?
Do you trust me?
Of course.
Stargirl and Alien!
How awesome was that, man?
That was so dope.
I'll be damned! That was sick!
Go on. I know where to find you.
- ...down the Mississippi...
- Hey.
- There you are.
- Hello.
So nice that you're here.
Come here.
This is Marlon.
Truly well done.
Thank, man.
How crazy is this?
Alien, what's up?
Yo, didn't you hear?
You did it. The Tigers want you.
- Yeah, man. Rio, Tokyo, New York!
- New York, man!
You'll be there!
Oh my God!
We did it!