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.
The best film of all time!
This film just gets it
There are moments and music from Kenny Loggins in this film that makes it the classic that it is but it isn't the most in depth film ever made, just great for a pick-me-up.
"Footloose" is a silly, fun and entertainingly stupid movie which became a huge hit with its mix of soft rock songs, glossy visuals and snappy editing. Its success helped change the look, style and feel of '80s mainstream Hollywood film. The story by Dean Pitchford tells a classic tale of teenage rebellion: Ren McCormack (Kevin Bacon) and his family move from Chicago to the small mid-Western backwoods town of Bomont, where rock music and dancing are banned largely at the behest of fundamentalist minister, Reverend Moore (John Lithgow). Ren has trouble fitting in but manages to befriend the minister's troubled daughter Ariel (Lori Singer), local chump Willard (Chris Penn) and the dizzy Rusty (Sarah Jessica Parker). With the senior prom…
It's not that good. It's one of those movies ment for parodies.
Such exuberance could only exist in 1984. Reagan era cinema/MTV cinema meet mr. 6 degrees himself, Kevin Bacon, and the result is erupturous.
I would have seen this 10 times in theaters had I been a teen in the 80s.
The first half has a loose energy that reaches greatness in teen cinema. The middle dance number in the warehouse is masterful, passionately outrageous cinema.
The second half dips down into small town morals and hits the breaks on the film's best elements but it never putters out. Kevin Bacon's hips make sure of it.
Great soundtrack, passable writing and a whole lotta' charm.
So goofy and very endearing and fun.
Unmistakably from the 80s. Singer's character is so fubar that it's impossible to root for Bacon to get together with her. The acting is decent enough, but the dancing is definitely the best thing about this one.
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
Will not be completed probably (like every other challenge) because of summer, I never watch many movies during the summer,…