[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.
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…
Kevin Bacon dances like a machete chops through the jungle.
"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.
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.
One of my favorite films (despite only really liking 4 of the songs). Good script, directing and acting! Always brings back memories 😊
NEVER! NEVER! NNEEEVVEERRR!
That was the actual song from the movie, "Footloose." And don't even talk shit about the Bacon!
This movie is inspirational, dedicational, and inspiring to any guy who loves his passion for dancing and music including me.
I especially love the scene where Ren get furious because he's just a cool high school kid where he just wants to listen to his music in the small town, but the religious local minister doesn't allow this type of thing to exist. Then, he goes into this abandoned warehouse and he starts dancing with a cigarette in his mouth.
If my hometown, Holbrook banned music and dancing, I would've done the same thing what Ren did in the movie.…
Has some dynamic energy to it and some appealing cinematography (although there are unfortunate decisions, such as the use of telephoto lenses during the tractor chicken sequence).
The film falters for me in the contrivance of the conflict -- not so much in terms of Lithgow's troubled fire-and-brimstone preacher (who is a compelling character, albeit slightly caricature in nature) but rather the overwrought stereotype of the feisty preacher's daughter, whose sexuality here is more repellent and sad than intoxicating. The extension of Reagan conservatism to a ban on dancing is forced, though an easy-enough-to-read allegory for the intended teen audience. Unfortunately this audience (today) will be distracted by the cultural artifacts of leg-warmers, tight jeans and bad electro-funk, and will…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I adore this film and I have to say: truck scene, fight scenes and the ending were my faves.
rural america looks rough
Finally I've got this movie under my belt. I can see why regular movie goers would list this as one of heir favorite movies, it connects at basic levels: boring small town, standing up for what's right, and dancing!
Classic 80s team drama. A town has banned dancing, but John Lithgow didn't reckon on Kevin Bacon shaking the place up! Its silly, but I can see why people who watched it growing up have nostalgia over this. Its trashy and cheesey, but that's the whole point really.
High-school kids in a mythical Midwestern community that bans rock'n' roll and dancing-a piece of neo-Andy Hardyism, with plot elements from REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE and dance numbers chopped to pieces in the rock-video manner of FLASHDANCE. (FOOTLOOSE is what they're not.) The director, Herbert Ross, and the writer, Dean Pitchford, exhaust one bad idea after another, and build up to a letdown: you don't get the climactic dance you expect. This will probably be the only rock musical ever made in which every single character is white Protestant. With Kevin Bacon as the new boy in town who challenges the bans and fights for the right of the students to have a senior prom; John Lithgow as the glum…
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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