[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
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.
If our Lord wasn't testing us, how would you account for the proliferation, these days, of this obscene rock and roll music, with its gospel of easy sexuality and relaxed morality?
-Reverend Shaw Moore
I knew of the legend of Footloose; Kevin Bacon bringing the magic of dance to a small oppressed town against the wishes of evil Reverend John Lithgow, but I had no idea this film also starred 19 year old Chris Penn and Sarah Jessica Parker.
It freaked me out a little. Penn is skinny and Parker looks like a normal teenage girl.
Goofy film that has it's moments with a fun soundtrack. They play chicken using slow moving tractors and when Kevin Bacon gets SUPER MAD, he finds an empty factory and... and... DANCES! This is all played straight.
An infectious collision of dance, pop music, the 1980s, and Kevin Bacon, Herbert Ross's "Footloose" shakes off the slight corniness of its concept to result in nothing short of a minor classic. A youth-culture film deserving placement with the greats of the subgenre, the music-infused drama may not be "Rebel Without a Cause;" but it is an endearing, enduring, and recognizable look at young passions set to a Kenny Loggins-driven beat.
Bacon stars as Ren McCormack, a student who relocates from the big city to a conservative small town. Ren, an outsider in every way, butts heads with the town's authorities simply by being who he is. The town and its near-backwards citizenry are shaken for the better by Ren's…
THIS is how you make a feel-good movie:
* Fleshed out characters that you actually care about
* A likeable premise
* Characters that act (mostly) like real people
* People enjoying life and fighting for their right to fulfilment
I'm not saying it doesn't have problems. The guy who Kevin Bacon keeps trumping is a bit of a plot-device, it was actually resolved pretty quickly, and there's a few untidy plot strands but honestly, I had such a fucking good time watching this with my sister.
P.S: holy shit, Sarah Jessica Parker is stunning in this. Not the biggest fan of hers but I was absolutely crushing on her for the brief moments that she was on-screen
Alright, those were some sweet moves and all, but you should have seen me at my prom. I danced to a jazz rendition of 'Stay With Me' like my town's right to party depended on it.
The prom scene at the end looks better than any party I've ever been to
A classic 80s cringe-fest with a lot of heart and charismatic characters, a great soundtrack and very good dance numbers. Very entertaining film with a positive message.
It should be against the laws of physics for one movie to be so 80s. It should be against the laws of physics for one Kevin to be so Bacon. Just a simulacrum of awful 80s cliches. I cringed in pain watching much of this, sliding further into my chair as the movie dated itself into a hole. The one relatively non-cliche character is Bacon's best friend, who's actually just a nice guy. Bonus points for Bacon becoming a karate master at the end.
While I appreciate everything Kevin Bacon did to bring down this town's totalitarian police state, I feel like maybe a good ACLU lawyer could have prevented this entire movie with a single 1st Amendment violation suit.
This movie taught me how to dance with another man.
Also, this redneck town gets everything it deserves for banning rock music and dancing.
i purely watched this for the soundtrack
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!