MGM has debuted the second full-length trailer for their upcoming modernized remake of the 1980 Alan Parker directed film Fame, and wow does it have some jazz hands action going on.

In all seriousness, there is something about the following trailer that grabs me a bit. Because it taps into two things that I believe we can all relate to, the folly of youthful dreams and the power of love and friendship. That, and did you see those leotards? Fame follows the story of a class of talented youths at the New York Academy of Performing Arts, through their ups and downs as they chase down perfection and stay locked in on their dreams. In 1980, it was a musical sensation. This time around it feels a lot more like a serious, mature version of High School Musical, sprinkled with some Channing Tatum-free Step Up for good measure. It may not be for everyone, but I’ve got a feeling that this one is going to find an audience. Personally, this trailer has impressed me about as much as any of these coming-of-age, learn to be yourself, dance your way to happiness movies can.

Directed by Kevin Tancharoen, Fame hits theaters on September 25, 2009. Check out the new trailer below, courtesy of Yahoo Movies.

What do you think of the new Fame trailer?

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