I can’t believe it took me almost a week to place one of the guest characters on last Sunday’s episode of Mad Men. The mother in the waiting room at the clinic looked so familiar. As if I had seen her in a movie over and over and over …

Yup, the sad mom in the waiting room at the abortion clinic was uptight anorexic star ballet student Maureen Cummings in Center Stage, known in real life as Susan May Pratt

I can’t resist a slightly-campy-and-totally-predictable movie when many of the stars are professional ballet dancers. I’ve seen Center Stage way too many times. Sure the acting isn’t great and the plot is pretty thin, but it’s got real dancing! And lots of it! Sometimes I try to balance it out by watching The Company.