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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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Being a teenager is tough, and no one knows this better than Ren McCormack, a city kid with a strong feeling for music. Ren's life changes when he moves to a small town where rock-n-roll and dancing are criminal activities. When Ren falls in love with the reverend's daughter, Ariel Moore, the music pauses and Ren needs to shape up or make dancing a legal activity once again. Written by Olivia Meadows

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This is our time See more »

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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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14 October 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Footloose - A Música Está do Teu Lado  »

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Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€45,901 (Netherlands) (16 October 2011)

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$51,802,742 (USA)
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Originally envisioned as an adaptation of the Broadway musical. See more »

Goofs

When Ren and the others are driving back from Atlanta and are crossing the bridge, they are driving on the wrong side of the road. 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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Crazy Credits

This film is dedicated to Herbert Ross = 1927 - 2001. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Estrenos Críticos: La Ninfa de MELANCOLÍA (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Hear It for the Boy
Written by Dean Pitchford and Tom Snow
Performed by Deniece Williams
Produced by George Duke
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Not enough dancing plus not very well choreographed
13 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The 80s version had more energy and focus. This remake was a bit lacking in impact. The story is similar to the original but here the obstacles felt contrived especially the confrontations with the trashy boyfriend. Dennis Quaid and Andie Macdowell looked like they would rather be elsewhere.

The group dancing and modern street style dancing isn't well choreographed and isn't exciting. Too much was done as a group and not enough emotionally interesting pairings.

The casting was hit and miss. Kenny Wormald isn't handsome enough for the lead even though he is a good dancer. Julianna Hough is very lovely though her dancing wan't showcased well. It couldn't have amounted to more than a few minutes.

Overall not a must see.


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