[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…
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.
"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..
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.
Kenny Wormald is not the Ren MacCormack that Kevin Bacon made famous, but he and director Craig Brewer pay complete respect to the classic that has transcended to our generation.
This film was so ridiculously stupid in parts but I could NOT stop watching. For some reason it was infuriatingly entertaining despite the enormous cringe-factor.
Teenagers + preachers usually = NO THANKS for me but I could just about tolerate it this time. Sure, it's not a film I would recommend and I probably won't ever watch it again but I have to admit I enjoyed it.
(The best part is that my dad was reading in the same room as me while I was watching it but I noticed that he barely even looked down at his book haha!)
Legyen tánc! :D Akár...
TOO FUCKING LONG
i didnt care about anything or anyone in this movie unless it was miles teller related
I did this for you, Miles Teller.
Watched it with my roommates it was bad. Whatever. Is it weird I thought Dennis Quaid was the only somewhat attractive male, whatever.
I don't dance
This remake of the 80's classic definitely has the heart that the original did. This story about Ren MnCormak a Boston kid who moves to a small town that has outlawed dancing is striking similar to the original in almost every way, small differences like the tractor race becoming a bus race. Even including the angry dance scene that is still ridiculous today.
All the actors do an alright job in recreating their 80's counterparts, with the best performance coming from Miles Teller as Willard. Even no-name Kenny Wormald does alright as Ren.
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