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.
Very hard to dislike this film. Pastor John Lithgow runs his small town with an iron fist, and music, subversive literature and especially dancing are all big no-no's. Enter city boy Kevin Bacon, who says fuck you Lithgow, I wanna dance. And dance he does, like a glorious gazelle, through 3 montages set to the music of Kenny Loggins. He even teaches an anorexic Chris Penn how to cut loose, canoodles with the pastor's daughter and plays tractor chicken. Bloody lad. Very cheesy, laughably bad but so much fun. Can't believe its taken me this long to see this. I want to dance though a warehouse with Bacon.
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.
#3 in my 80's Week marathon.
A Movie-movie with eyes on being something bigger. It wants to have the fight scenes and the flashy, overdone musical numbers and montages because it's entertainment. But then it wants to be the decade-defining drama about youth problems and generational conflict. Getting in way over its head, and then bouncing around from hard serve to soft serve. A lot. The general consensus has pretty much spoken and rendered this a guiltless guilty pleasure; few people actually hate it. Most ignore it. Which is probably fair. But, time after time, I realized in spite of how scattered it is that it was also too damn well-executed and mostly succeeding for all its trying. No one…
I identify with Willard and his inability to dance.
There's a lot to criticise in this film, and yet I don't want to. For all it's flaws, Footloose is a brilliantly energetic fun-fest which gets my toes tapping every time. As cheesy as a year-old stilton, both the soundtrack and Kevin Bacon (mmmm cheese and bacon) are so likeable and so unashamedly 80's that they propel this movie into anyone's guilty pleasure list.
Well, I finally saw it. The classic Bacon vehicle that spawned one of pop music's most infectious tunes.
It was pretty good, gotta say. Didn't think I'd enjoy it so much! The premise is a little silly, but they explain it in such a serious manner that I bought it.
I definitely recommend you check it out if you enjoy 80's flicks.
Bangin Soundtrack; likeable cast; felt like cheesy Rebel Without a Cause.
Bacon letting loose on he's dancing shoes. Just brill. Awesome. Don't bother with the remake, cause you don't wanna mess with the Bacon! Highly recommend this! :)
ik vind de herfilming zo veel beter en niet enkel om miles teller
So bad its good.
Never gets old.
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
1 A film that was snubbed for an Oscar
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