[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.
--Old Review-- (tengo que hacer rewatch para ver si sigo pensando lo mismo)
Realmente no sé porque muchos dicen que es mala, no he visto la original pero esta me pareció muy pero muy buena, de hecho termino siendo mejor de lo que esperaba, es diferente a las otras peliculas de baile que he visto. Las actuaciones tampoco me parecieron malas como muchos decían que lo eran.
A remake of a messy 1984 film in which a teen moves to a conservative town and shakes things up by breaking the rules against dancing. This movie was far better then the 1984 because the movie didn't lacks on small little nick picks that I had on the 1984.
Well, I'll give Craig Brewer this - he probably made the best movie out of Footloose that's humanly possible. It's a waste of his talents, and he's the reason I felt I should watch it, but I won't shit on his (apparent) passion project. Either that or it's a deal he's made with a studio; he does one for them and then they do one for him. The movie is well made, despite its super thin plot. Moving it to the south helps A LOT, it's at least a little more believable, and Brewer is the perfect fit for that location. The main character was cast a little bland, but does an adequate job.
Diary Entry #3
Footloose was an entertaining experience that kept the viewer interested while it lasted. This remake was that of the better ones though still haven't it's issues. But it doesn't take away from the mildly entertaining film it was.
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.
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