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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
Kevin Bacon was given the script, but could not find a role he was willing to play. One particular role originally written for him was Ren's deadbeat father. However, he gave Craig Brewer his blessing. See more »
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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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I think there could have been more dancing, but there was a lot more than the original. If you don't know Juliana then you need to turn your TV on! She was also in Burlesque. She is a very talented dancer and I think she was the perfect person for this part. I would have liked to seen her dance with Zac Efron, but if he's going to get a big head about it, I'm glad they got Kenny Wormald instead. He did a great job. I think they could have done more with his dance scene in the warehouse. They added a few more characters and that was good. If you like musicals then you will like this. If you don't, why do you even bother going? Miles Tyler was very good. Somewhat like the original character. Adding the young girls in to teach him to dance was very cute.Overall, very entertaining.
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