The Turning Point

The Turning Point

Aging ballerina (Anne Bancroft) and ex-rival (Shirley MacLaine) bicker.

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The Turning Point


Drama119 Mins1977PG

Forced to give up ballet after becoming pregnant, Deedee (Shirley MacLaine) moved from New York to Oklahoma to raise a family with her husband (Tom Skerritt). When her old friend and fellow ballerina, Emma (Anne Bancroft), comes to town with her dance company and invites Deedee's daughter, Emilia (Leslie Browne), to join, Deedee is both excited for her daughter and nostalgic for her past life as a dancer. Jealousy and regret rise to the surface as Deedee copes with her buried dreams.


  • Brooding
  • Emotional
  • Melodramatic
  • Passionate