ABC's 'Dirty Dancing' Remake Panned by Critics: 'Put This Whole Movie in the Corner'
The three-hour film was largely ridiculed by its audience.
It may have been too soon for a remake of Dirty Dancing, as ABC's attempt to bring back the popular film fizzled with most critics and sparked a social media firestorm.
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Comments were fast and furious over the TV movie, which starred Abigail Breslin as Baby, newcomer Colt Prattes as Johnny, Debra Messing as Marjorie and Nicole Scherzinger as Penny.
“Somebody needs to put this whole movie in the corner,” wrote one social media commenter.
“Did not have the time of my life,” another said.
Another loyal fan grew so impatient with the new film that they turned to the first one.
“After 30 minutes of this remake I had to start watching the original!!"
The 1987 classic starred Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey.
Many viewers felt the remake didn't live up to the original and was just way too long.
The remake sought to capture many of the classic film's beloved moments, but didn’t quite seem to catch on.
Modern Family's Sarah Hyland played Baby's older sister, Lisa.
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Just hours before the movie aired she posted an eight-page letter hitting back at body shamers for calling her "too skinny.”
The 26-year-old, who has suffered from a series of health issues including a kidney transplant in 2012 wrote: “I am not a fan of ‘being skinny.’ I've basically been on bed rest for the past few months. I've lost a lot of muscle mass I know that my face is swollen from medication that is saving my life.”
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