Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
The music is on his side.
Classic tale of teen rebellion and repression features a delightful combination of dance choreography and realistic and touching performances. When teenager Ren and his family move from big-city Chicago to a small town in the West, he's in for a real case of culture shock.
A small town is sent into mourning at the unexpected death of one of its cherished community members, but not even this tragedy can stop the demonic Kevin Bacon from preying on its vulnerable and impressionable youths by indoctrinating them into his satanic cult of song and dance.
You can tell this is an old movie because-
(1).Nice guy Eddie isn't fat.
(2).Sarah Jessica Parker looks less like a horse than usual.
(3).Kevin Bacon isn't talking about vajazzle's and 4G.
(4).Dancing involved forward-rolls wearing a cowboy hat.
(5).Lori Singer still had a career.
(6).Dianne Wiest had no Oscars.
It's a guilty pleasure,and you can't deny that John Cougar Mellencamp's "Hurts So Good" isn't a class tune.
"Did you ever get busted for bopping?"
Been busting to re-watch this since Bacon's entrance on Jimmy Fallon.
From the corny truck scene to the joyfully fun final dance, Footloose is pure 80's in the best way possible. It's a time that will never occur again, and for 107 minutes, we are given a brief glimpse into the wonder of that glorious era.
Soundtrack kicks ass, too. So does Bacon. Bacon kicks ass.
Unsurprisingly, the film is laughably contrived and cliched. The arrogant elders all dis Kevin Bacon only because they ought to (and because he's an outsider and wants to promote dancing, a 'ritual' that's banned in the town). He acquires an infamous status that he miraculously overcomes in the end coming out completely victorious and with a girl at his side. You can see everything coming up before it does, except for a few boring sub-plots that weren't necessary.
But, there are some films who work only if you walk by their logic, no matter how idiotic. Cinema is all about going places that might not exist and although Footloose is an extreme case, it instills enough charm that we can…
"Ecclesiastes assures us... that there is a time for every purpose under heaven. A time to laugh... and a time to weep. A time to mourn... and there is a time to dance."
There is a time to dance, people. When you're feeling low, and life's getting you down, just remember; there IS a time to dance. There is always a time to dance.
Footloose is my most inspirational favorite character.
This is the legend of Footloose. In it, a great hero named Kevin Bacon teaches an entire city full of people with sticks up their butts that dancing, well... it's the greatest thing there is.
Apesar de brega em alguns momentos, não tem como não achar divertida a história da cidade onde a dança foi proibida para não desvirtuar a moral dos jovens. Ajuda ter uma boa trilha sonora e um elenco carismático.
A montagem do filme omite momentos que poderiam ser interessantes (como o diálogo entre Ren e o reverendo após a votação) e prolonga momentos sem necessidade (a dança de Ren sozinho no armazém beira o constrangimento).
Infelizmente, não deixa de ser singular a história do filme não ter se tornado datada, sendo cada vez mais comum pessoas que defendem preceitos morais sem respeitar liberdades individuais de cada um.
Einer meiner absoluten Lieblingsflme.
Finally I've now seen this Movie and I enjoyed it.
Footloose is a 1984 American musical-drama directed by Herbert Ross. It tells the story of Ren McCormack (Kevin Bacon), an upbeat Chicago teen who moves to a small town in which, as a result of the efforts of a local minister (John Lithgow), dancing and rock music have been banned.
The film is loosely based on events that took place in the small, rural, and religious community of Elmore City, Oklahoma.
Dance montage! Tractor chicken! Bible quoting! Book burning! Sarah Jessica Parker! Kenny Loggins! This is an hour and a half of 80s joy. Highly recommended.
I can only remember bits and pieces from this, whenever I'd seen this at a young age. Predominantly I remember the soundtrack!
I cannot remember her getting punched in the face by her boyfriend! That escalated quickly!
And Bacon doesn't really do anything? Hmph!
And that final dance scene just has a glitter effect throughout it all?
This is why I need to rewatch movies. My memory is that of an 80 year old geriatric.
An iconic and fun movie. I liked it a lot more than I expected.
Part of 2015: Groundhog Year
Kevin Bacon backflips and flying kicks people in the face for 107 minutes to the sound of Kenny Loggins' sweet sweet voice. What's not to love?!
Such a believable premise - dancing will make a Christian not be an asshole.
I don't get it.
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