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A not-so-high-point of the film involves the love story, which gets tedious and dull pretty quickly. It's not that the pair doesn't fit well together, because they do - the problem lies within two things: (A.) It's just not that interesting, and (B.) You already know how things are going to end. Another one of the film's problems involves Max's struggle with living his old lifestyle. Points (A.) and (B.) apply here as well. Aside from those slightly time-consuming issues, the movie still manages to be great fun. Tap dancing scenes are abundant and filled with a surprising amount of variety, which makes each segment feel as fresh as the last. Plus, I'm sure big-time fans of tap-dancing will enjoy the flick even more, as it's filled with numerous veteran dancers showing off that they've definitely still "got it". So sure, rock music may have knocked tap dancing off the map, but it still feels alive and well within this movie.
Director's Commentary: Nick Castle delivers a stellar commentary here, explaining all of the interesting ins-and-outs of making TAP. He discusses the story behind him writing the script, issues with the casting, working with Gregory Hines, and plenty more. He is never without something worthwhile to say.
Tap - The Movie (29:16): A basic interview-filled making-of featurette, every now and then spliced in with some footage from the film.
What Tap Is (26:25): This featurette is self-explanatory. Much like all of the special features featured on this DVD, it's filled with interviews.
About Gregory (21:16): Another interview-based extra, this time discussing Gregory Hines and his involvement in the movie.
Old Timers (25:32): The tap-dancing veterans give their piece concerning the film, among other things.
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