Story

Step Up: All In is the fifth movie in the Step Up dance movie franchise. Sean (Ryan Guzman) and his dance crew, the Mob, are struggling to make a living in Los Angeles. The Mob decide to move back to Miami but Sean stays in LA to pursue his dancing. Sean and his friend Moose (Adam Sevani) form a new dance crew called LMNTRIX and compete in a reality television show for the chance to win a three-year dance contract in Las Vegas. Familiar faces from past Step Up movies, such as Andie (Briana Evigan), join the new dance crew.

While competing in Las Vegas, LMNTRIX faces many challenges, such as threats from rival crews, cheating and the resurgence of the Mob. Through these challenges the crew must learn to work together and trust each other if they are to succeed. 

Themes

Relationship breakdown; financial hardship; fame and success; gambling

Violence

Step Up: All In has some violence. For example:

  • There is some pushing and shoving between rival dance crews.
  • The dance battles are often threatening and aggressive.
  • One of the dance battles takes place in a boxing ring, and the dance moves glamorise violence.

Content that may disturb children

Under 5
In addition to the violent scenes mentioned above, Step Up: All In has some scenes that could scare or disturb children under five years. For example:

  • The movie mostly takes place in dark clubs with loud aggressive music and intense flashing lights.
  • In one of the dance sequences, the characters are dressed as zombies. Some of them pretend to be electrocuted.
  • During the dance battles, there is often loud screaming and shouting in support of the dancers. This might be confronting for young children.
  • In the final dance battle, some of the characters are dancing with fire and electric sparks spraying down from the roof.

From 5-8
Children in this age group might also be affected by the scenes mentioned above.

From 8-13
Younger children in this age group might be worried by some of the scenes mentioned above.

Over 13
Children in this age group are unlikely to be disturbed by anything in this movie.

Sexual references

Step Up: All In has some sexual references. For example, on several occasions men stare provocatively at women and make sexual comments about what they’re wearing.

Alcohol, drugs and other substances

Step Up: All In shows some use of substances. For example, the main characters drink alcohol and get drunk. There are also a few mentions of getting drunk for fun.

Nudity and sexual activity

Step Up: All In has some partial nudity and sexual activity. For example:

  • Characters dance in a sexual way.
  • Some of the dancers wear tight revealing clothing that emphasises cleavage and bottoms.
  • Couples kiss passionately.
  • Some of the men are shown with their shirts off.

Product placement

The following products are displayed or used in Step Up: All In:

  • Nike: the characters wear Nike clothing and frequently talk about a Nike advertisement they danced in.
  • VH1: this is a television network that hosts the dance reality television show in the movie.
  • Google.
  • Caesars Palace in Las Vegas (and other Vegas hotels).

Coarse language

There is some coarse language in Step Up: All In.


Ideas to discuss with your children

Step Up: All In is the fifth movie in this series. It is an energetic dance movie about working hard to follow your dreams. It’s also about learning to value friendship over success. The movie is likely to appeal to fans of the series and other teenage and adult viewers who enjoy watching energetic dance sequences.

The movie isn’t recommended for children under 12 years, and we recommend parental guidance for children aged 12-14 years. Younger children might be scared by some scenes, and you might be concerned by the sexual references, coarse language, gambling and substance use in the movie.

Values in this movie that you could reinforce with your children include:

  • teamwork
  • leadership
  • honesty and trust
  • acceptance.

You could also talk with your children about the real-life consequences of gambling.