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Footloose (2011)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Music  |  14 October 2011 (USA)
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City teenager Ren MacCormack moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.



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Ren MacCormack moves from big-city Boston to a small southern town, where life is very different. He lives with his aunt and uncle after his divorced mother's painful death from leukemia. An accident, in which five teenagers were killed after a night out, shocked the small town's community. The local councilmen and Reverend Shaw Moore reacted to the incident by banning loud music and dancing. Ren stands up to the outmoded ban and, in the process, falls in love with the Reverend's daughter Ariel Moore. Written by Kad

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some teen drug and alcohol use, sexual content, violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 October 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Footloose - A Música Está do Teu Lado  »

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Box Office


$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$15,556,113 (USA) (14 October 2011)


$51,780,537 (USA) (6 January 2012)

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2.35 : 1
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Originally envisioned as an adaptation of the Broadway musical. See more »


When driving to the club it shows them driving to Atlanta, GA but they are really 40 minutes northwest of Atlanta in Kennesaw, GA at The Electric Cowboy (formerly Cowboys). See more »


[first lines]
Rev. Shaw Moore: *He* is testing us. Our Lord is testing us. Especially now, when we are consumed with despair. When we are asking our God why this had to happen. No parent should ever have to know the horror of burying their own child. And yet, five of Bomont's brightest have lost their lives. Among them, my only son... my boy, Bobby. We have other children to raise here in Bomont. And one day, they will no longer be in our embrace and in our care. They will belong to the world. A world filled ...
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are in the same font/typeface as those for the original Footloose (1984), albeit a different color. See more »


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My Feet off the Ground
Written by Paul Beauregard, Jordan Houston, Martin Wardlaw & Matthew Hill
Performed by Three 6 Mafia
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Contains samples from "Feet Off The Ground"
Performed by Bank and Produced by Martin Wardlaw
Produced under license from Stackthat Entertainment, Inc.
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Is This Remake Necessary?
8 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The remake of the 1984 classic Footloose is not a bad movie and is actually quite fun at times, but was it necessary to remake a movie that doesn't need a remake? I mean both of these movies are very similar to each other with the exception of some very minor plot changes. The music is good to listen to as always since the Kenny Loggins hit song is still a classic. I won't lie that I had the itch to get up and dance a few times. But quality-wise, it's on par with the original and possibly maybe a little less.

Craig Brewer's film is about a guy named Ren who moves to a Tennessee town and finds out dancing is illegal because of a fatal accident. He falls in love with the preacher's daughter and Ren decides to do all he can to bring dancing and rock'n'roll back in town.

The acting isn't really that bad. Kenny Wormald is a decent choice to play Ren but obviously no one will beat Kevin Bacon. Julianne Hough is also decent as the preacher's daughter and Dennis Quaid makes a tough minister.

Overall, this is a good film but as it's almost the same as the original even when it comes to dialogue, I can't help feeling I'm actually reviewing the original. This has some good songs and people of today's generation will probably like this more than those who grew up with the original. I rate this film 7/10.

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