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.
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.
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.
"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.
"Ecclesiastes assures us... that there is a time for every purpose under heaven. A time to laugh... and a time to weep. A time to mourn... and there is a time to dance."
There is a time to dance, people. When you're feeling low, and life's getting you down, just remember; there IS a time to dance. There is always a time to dance.
Footloose is my most inspirational favorite character.
I know it's a bad movie.. but I love it, what can I do?
I put mah hand up on yo hip
when ah dip you dip we dip
You put cho hand up on mah hip
when you dip ah dip we dip
Settin' it off to another level
you diggin' freak nasty without a shovel?
This is my world
I’m just a squirrel tryin' to get a nut
so what’s up?
Ain't none of that happenin' here. It's just Kevin Bacon ruining a perfectly good town with some mutant cowboy 80s throwdown shit.
Good dancing, but a weak movie.
Pure upbeat adorable fun with actual emotional/thematic resonance, despite the cliched nature of it all. It's a much better version of 'Dirty Dancing'.
They ban dancing and I don't care.
Very useful for historians identifying the particular point in time that "dress like David Bowie" meant wearing a tie.
When you watch a fair crop of good movies in a row you can actually forget just how bland, boring and bad some movies can get. But I guess the world needs bad movies like this to remind one's self of just how great the potential for film can be.
1. The tractor scene and the famous warehouse dance were almost surreal and if the rest of the film had that kind of absurd hysterical nature it'd actually be great.
2. I wish this film had some crazy dark psychosexual content. That woulda made it cool.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
First Kevin Bacon movie for me, story so-so, but liked the music and dancing and of course, Kevin.
Damn, really enjoyed this movie. Not sure if me being a bit intoxicated has swayed my judgement, but watching Kevin bacon and Chris Penn dance is immensely satisfying.
Can small towns really outlaw dancing? Premise seems outlandish and absurd, but I'll bite.
The story was quite preposterous. But the whole thing is just set up as an allegory so can't really hold that against it. I was wondering for a while if this was a dystopian sci-fi movie. Which just happened to be made in 1984. It's funny how, although I was aware of the movie's existence and the famous song, I had no idea what the plot was going to be. I'd never seen a single clip or trailer or anything. This film completely passed me by back in the 80s. In fact the reason I now decided to watch it is that every time I go to the cinema I see the Bacons advertising EE. And my frame of reference…
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