One of the most successful movies of 1983, FLASHDANCE is nothing but glossy fluff. Jennifer Beals stars as Alex Owens, an 18-year-old welder in a Pittsburgh steel mill who moonlights as a dancer in the bar her coworkers frequent. She is having an affair with her boss (Michael Nouri), who
helps her strive to achieve her dream--to be a ballerina. Although the "story" is almost wholly without depth or plausibility, it's carried off with great style. Director Adrian Lyne's (9 1/2 WEEKS; FATAL ATTRACTION) previous experience directing TV commercials tells heavily in his reliance on
slick cutting and sumptuous visuals here. Watching FLASHDANCE is like sitting through a l...