母亲的死让莎拉（朱丽娅·斯蒂尔斯 Julia Stiles 饰）留住最后一支舞不得不放弃了舞蹈的梦想 她只身来到了芝加哥 在那里 她名义上的父亲正等待着她。新生活来得如此之快 还没有走出丧母阴影的莎拉感到手足无措 就在她濒临崩溃的边缘时 一个叫德里克（西恩·帕特里克·汤玛斯 Sean Patrick Thomas 饰）的黑人男孩出现在了她的身边。
和莎拉一样 德里克对舞蹈有着狂烈的热情。留住最后一支舞德里克的开朗和乐观引领着莎拉渐渐走出了阴影重拾了跳舞的热情 两人在一来一往之中也产生了炽热的感情。可是 肤色的迥然不同为两人的爱情蒙上了阴影 他们要挑战的不仅仅是刻板保守的社会 还有他们深爱着的亲人。The death of her mother Sarah (Julia Stiles) to retain the last dance had to give up the dream of dancing she came to Chicago alone where her father was waiting for her name. The new life came so fast not out of the shadow of his mother Sarah felt helpless while she was on the verge of collapse a man named Derek (Sean Patrick Thomas Sean Patrick Thomas) the black boy appeared at her side.
Like Sarah Derek has a strong passion for dance. Save the last dance Derek"s cheerful and optimistic leads Sarah gradually out of the shadow to regain the passion for dancing two people in the back and forth also produced a vigor of the emotions. However the color is very different for the love of two people cast a shadow they want to challenge not only the rigid conservative society as well as their loved ones.