Historical Circuit: Top 35 Dance Sequences in Film, Vol. 2

32. “Uptown Girl” – Trainwreck (2015)

This was a last-minute addition but I can’t ignore this scene because this is how a real person trying to make a grand gesture through dance would handle it. And, by that, I mean Amy Schumer’s character clearly doesn’t have the dance memorized and is out of shape for such an intense activity. The whole cheerleading element leaves a sour taste in my mouth, but there aren’t many dance scenes that openly acknowledge their own illusory elements.