[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.
That final dance sequence says it all
Cheesy sure but great music and dancing and also Kevin Bacon I love every minute of this film
"You can lift a congregation so high they have to look down to see heaven… but it's the one to one where you could use a little work."
"This is our time to dance."
"Shaw… we're almost dancing."
It's hard to review a film like this when you come to it so late after parody etc has kind of battered it to death (I'm thinking mainly of the South Park episode "Asspen" that came to mind several times while watching this). I guess I always avoided it because it really just looked like the boy version of Dirty Dancing (I know, I know, this came first), and it pretty much is. Maybe if I'd grown up with the movie (as…
Dorky and sweet.
Sometimes you just have to dance even if you're not allowed to. Whilst I quite enjoyed the lively 80s soundtrack I found the story itself to be a bit flat, predictable, and boring. There could have been a better ending as well as I felt that it left a couple of loose ends.
I had no idea that Sarah Jessica Parker was in this.
It's nonsense, for sure, but not in that good way.
This is one I have watched on several occasions with Dawn. It is a fun movie. I enjoyed every minute of it. The entire cast did a great job. I even liked John Lithgow as the reverend....and I normally don't care for him at all. This is one I feel comfortable recommending to everyone. Well worth the time put in to watch it.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!