[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.
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…
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.
Okay, maybe illegal dancing is a little crazy, but take it from someone who lives in the valley this was filmed in...it's not far off the mark...
Great music, fun dancing, and I'm pretty sure I saw a couple butts in there, which isn't a bad thing, right?
I remember when I first heard about this film. "Sound's ridiculous, but I'll probably still watch it someday."... Then I heard of a little film called 'Rock, It's your decision'... I was mind fucked. Turns out this film is more realistic than people outside of 80's small town America might have thought.
Footloose is cheesy as a mother fucker, and it sure is fun. It's also a lot deeper, showing the effects of loss, and the harmful power of belief when used in the wrong way.
As someone who doesn't dance, Footloose has the Rocky power. It made me want to dance, just like Rocky makes me want to run and box. The film has a lot of energy.
Must have been the only person who had never watched FOOTLOOSE before. Until now. Amazing dance moves for folks who had never danced before.
the joy of dancing with Kevin Bacon
Directed by Herbert Ross this film stars Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow and Dianne Wiest. Moving from the big city to a rural town a teenager finds that the local council has banned dancing and modern music.
Coming with a heavily slice of 80s cheese this is a fairly simple film about kids that just want to dance and have fun. The film does have some heart to it but deals with the deeper issues only on a pretty superficial level. I enjoyed the performances from the cast but the music used was not especially to my taste.
This film features a teen Kevin Bacon playing chicken on a tractor to Bonnie Tyler's 'Hero' and that's all you need to know. Megalolz.
Unintentionally had a movie day with my mom. My opinions haven't changed on this one.
*breaks down your door* LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE BOY
*flies out the window* I'M HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO TIL THE END OF THE NIGHT
THIS MOVIE IS SO DUMB I KIND OF LOVE IT
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!