Don't be put off by the fact that this movie is adapted from a manga, but don't expect too much of it either. You are not going to be floored by its dance moves.
You don't have to be familiar with the ballet world to realize that the story is not realistic. The director was able to create a film to warm up the audience though, despite Kuroki Meisa's lack of acting skills. She did a wooden performance and had no chemistry with the rest of the cast. Actually, Go A Ra easily stole the show from her.
The cinematography was first class, though. So I'll say is not an outstanding movie, but it's watchable.