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…
Kevin Bacon have some good and goofy moments (an angry-dance and a pretty memorable speech) but in the end Footloose is just too much and too less at the same time.
A fun 80's soundtrack can't overcome the fact that this film has one of the dumbest plots ever.
Kevin Bacon teaches a small town the magic of dance.
Footloose 1984 (6.5) USA
This movie is a mess at times, particularly with its characters. Sometimes they're shown to be really dumb in a clichéd way and other times, they're shown in a way where we have to feel for them but they're jumbled around the place. It's very unrealistic in terms of decisions and actions they do so it's hard to really feel much about them or really anything going on. Nevertheless, it's always been a fun one to watch and a guilty pleasure of mine because it's not necessarily directed towards my demographic.
It's kind of corny and some of the dialogue really made me groan, but watching people dance well on film is always fun. Saw. This twice in the theater when it came out, but I didn't have any say in the matter. I was only 8.
Kevin Bacon!!! K-Bae. Kevin BAE-con. In A Town Where Dancing and Rock Music Are Outlawed, A Rebellious Dancing Teenager Dares To Shake Things Up. If This Movie Is On TV, I Sit Down and Watch The Whole Thing. A Classic Of The 80's and A Classic In My Heart, Footloose Is A Rollicking Dance Epic Sure To Make Anyone Want To Bust A Move. K-Bae Plays Ren McCormack and He Brings A Certain Charm To The Role While Also Showcasing Some Impressive Dance Moves. Lori Singer Plays The Love Interest and While Her Performance Is Solid, The "Interest" Part Is Left Untouched. Chris Penn Is Ren's Stiff Buddy and He Delivers Nice Comic Relief. Jon Lithgow Shows Off…
Ripped off the dance scene in hot rod 0/5 bags
Fun 80s movie. One of those 80s classics.
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