[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
There comes a time to cut loose.
City kid Ren MacCormack moves to a small town where rock 'n' roll and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.
At first I was like there to support my wife in her time of need, but then it was like fuck me this is chin scratchingly entertaining... in fact I could say that I quite liked this film! I never saw the original but I suspect this is a close replica because it is littered with 80s feel-good happy outcomes that you just don't see in modern masterpieces such as the Time Travelers Wife. The bad guys are straight out of Beano and the good guys totally curb stomp them without sweating up their bouffants; skills to mother fucking burn. When your down a hip-flask of Russia's finest that sort of feel goodery brings a tear to the eye. Plus…
"You say Ren is not good enough for your daughter. Well, Reverend, I could argue it's the other way around."
Yeah, it's got A LOT of flaws. But it's a celebration of life and joy, and it always makes me feel good. Plus. I adore Julianne Hough. If I had time, I would probably watch Rock of Ages this morning, too (I own DVD, BR, and iTunes versions -- well, the DVD came with the BR).
"Wait. Jump back. Are you kidding me? *Dancing* is against the law?"
1st.. The whole film is about, people should be afraid of iPods.
2nd.. Kenny Wormald is nothing compare to Kevin Bacon.
3rd.. Dennis Quaid is not half the character John Lithgow was.
4th. There is a serious religious cult in that town..
I watched this on a plane. The story line was preachy and infuriating. It contained some of the most irritatingly self-involved characters. After 30 mins, I took the moral high ground and fell asleep.
Didn't quite hold up on a second watch, however this new adaptation of the 80s classic Footloose is fun, funny and a toe-tappingly great watch!
The actors for the most part are adequate, and the dancing thankfully showcases several styles of dance, rather than a highlight reel of Stomp The Yard.
Unfortunately, the script let me down big-time on re-watch and I really felt the clunkiness of the dialogue, which I felt I missed first time around due to the fact that I was wrapped up in the magic of a Footloose remake.
Good fun, and a great light watch.
My only reason for watching this was director Craig Brewer. He does a decent enough job of capturing the fun/spirit of comparable films from the 80s, but that's about the only good thing about the film. Both of the two leads are horrible, lacking even a drop of charisma between the two of them. The supporting actors are all much better than the two leads, and the actor who looks/acts like the love child of Jack Black & Phillip Seymour Hoffman is severely underutilized. Honestly, the JB/PSH love child kid looks much more like the kind of student who would start a petition to change some law, than the pretty boy lead does.
In summation, this movie delivers a somewhat decent & classic movie watching experience, but is lacking in every other department.
julianne hough is my new crush!!
quite a good remake I must say. really, much thought was put into the story and that's great!
Somewhat of a pointless remake since it's almost identical to the original, except for the odd bit of added hip-hop and breakdancing. Could have been a damn sight worse though.
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I actually thought this was better than the original. Being 18 I thought it was a very good modern adaption of the 80's classic. With good music and great dancing. The acting may have been a bit weak at points but I thought the film held up well. It brought a smile to my face and should bring one to yours as well.
The scenes with adults in them sap the life out of the film, they play like typical studio tripe; we're left waiting for it to get back to the fun, the only moments it feels like Craig Brewer doing his thing.
First off, the 1984 original is better, but that should not stop anyone from seeing this fun remake, updated for modern audiences. The music is sometimes unrecognizable from the classic soundtrack, but add a song like Big & Rich’s “Fake I.D.” and you’ve got all the musicality plus-alpha. Loved the way it was remade, except for the poor resolution of Chuck’s relationship with Ariel. The scene with the girls teaching Willard to dance is priceless. See this and feel young again.
It takes 1 hour and 46 minutes to become the film I had hoped it would be from the start. Sadly the film only runs for 1 hour 53 minutes and has 5 minutes of credits. Oh well.
Better than I expected. Not as good as the original (as usual) and it does have it's share of problems, some scenes just don't work and come off as ridiculous and I absolutely hate the cover of Footloose used at the end of the movie. Other than that, it's pretty good and there are far worse ways to spend 2 hours.
Not enough dancing for my liking and Julianne Hough looked terrible at the final dance.
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