“Feel The Best” is a family film directed by Elissa Down, with script by Michael Armbruster and Shawn Ku. It stars Sofia Carson, Wolfgang Novogratz, Enrico Colantoni, and Donna Lynne Champlin. The film follows April Dibrina (Carson) who was struggling to make it on Broadway, when in an unfortunate series of selfish moves she alienates one of the most powerful women in New York theater. Defeated he returns to her hometown and teams up with Barb (Champlin), the dance teacher she had while growing up, to take her small town’s Dance Squad to the National Championships. This film is a Dance version of Bad News Bears or the Mighty Ducks. Barb learns the predictable lessons for being selfish, love, happiness and meaning. Like a lot of Netflix films, it is charming, unsurprising, and not so deep. The dance sequences are not overly complex that only professionals can do. The dances are set at the level of the kids performing them, while are not Broadway ready, they are dancing for the pure joy of dancing, and that is where the movie wins.
The Beer Lover’s Guide To The Movies pairs this film with Brooklyn Brewery’s ½ Ale – Session Saison. This is a Belgian Saison that pays attention to the old traditions of farmhouse ales, which used to quench the thirst of farmhands. This beer has only a 102 calories per 12 ounces, and an ABV of 3.4%. It is a hazy, pale yellow pour. It has the aroma of lemon and oranges. It tastes like a citrusy fruit cocktail with a cracker like taste and strong carbonation. It is good beer for quenching a thirst on a hot summer day or after a workout. I selected this beer to go with this film because it is not going to hold you down. You will be able to go on and do things like Barb in the film who reinvents herself from a struggling big city dancer to a small town dance instructor who finds meaning and happiness.