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.
#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…
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.
Let's Dance! Fun movie. Great '80's vibe here. The music is a absolute blast with Holding on for a Hero with the tracktor scene and the Kenny Loggins song and the end dance being the highpoints in a movie with a lot of fun scenes. And Chris Penn was so thin back then. John Lithgow is also great in his performance. And Kevin Bacon is just magic on screen here. A real feel good film.
i fucking LOVE the 80s ok
It's hard to believe I've never seen this film in 31 years. In the context of 1984 it was fun and entertaining.
I just couldn't relate to this film, watching this now it is very clear that it is a film from a different time. The music and dancing was great, but i cant help but feel the plot is just kinda ridiculous. It has this cult following so i think i assumed bit too much and was left disappointed.
Its hard not to tap your feet when the music and opening credits start. The plot may seem silly and out of different time, but this was Kevin Bacon at his best and before he was "Kevin Bacon" I've listened to this soundtrack a hundred times and still love. Many younger movie watchers may not understand why this movie is so popular, but maybe there not supposed to?
in the 80's it was a good movie - nowadays it looks a bit old fashion but it's still the same. when you are young you want something and the older ones don't understand you!
Good acting , average story, but a box office success!
A total of three stars for the fun and impressive choreography, and the tricky/artsy camera shots and usage of lighting that caught me off guard for a movie like this.
I, like many others, crave to uncover the truth of which came first: the preacher's little girl fighting against the conservative nature of her upbringing cliche, or 'Footloose.' The world may never know.
Like...all in all, this just made me really envy their senior prom with the glitter falling from the ceiling consistently for like 5 minutes. How come my senior prom ended with drunken crying after my asshole date ditched me? Reality is a bitch, man.
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.
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