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.
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.
Unsurprisingly, the film is laughably contrived and cliched. The arrogant elders all dis Kevin Bacon only because they ought to (and because he's an outsider and wants to promote dancing, a 'ritual' that's banned in the town). He acquires an infamous status that he miraculously overcomes in the end coming out completely victorious and with a girl at his side. You can see everything coming up before it does, except for a few boring sub-plots that weren't necessary.
But, there are some films who work only if you walk by their logic, no matter how idiotic. Cinema is all about going places that might not exist and although Footloose is an extreme case, it instills enough charm that we can…
"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.
Kevin Bacon overcomes a rare ankle based medical problem and puts on a dance for the kiddies.
Haven't watched this since I was a teenager. The soundtrack stands out - it is so much fun. Jon Lithgow was in it as a deranged preacher. I'd completely forgotten he was in this. The Baconator demonstrates just why he will be in almost every single movie for the next 30 years. He's great, believable and incredibly likeable.
A great watch.
im so glad kevin bacon fought for white boys right to dance
Cute movie, very 80s. A good movie to watch in your teens.
It’s a little hard for me to love a film that is all about justification for 80s rock music and dancing. But setting aside those topics (which doesn't leave a whole lot), Footloose does have its moments.
If nothing else, the loosely-based-on-a-true-story elements are intriguing. Elmore City, Oklahoma did indeed have a 100-year ban on dancing that was lifted in 1980, enabling the high school class to hold their first dance at a prom that year. Though I doubt much beyond that is historically accurate, it’s enough to give us a unique storyline and a little authenticity.
Footloose suffers heavily, however, from some cheesy teenage drama, and of course, its characters passion for their cause which I couldn't care less…
Not much to the story, really, and too easily resolved, but the cast elevates it beyond the material. And the movie yielded some classic bits; particularly in the montage of Chris Penn learning to dance.
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