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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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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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Footloose - A Música Está do Teu Lado  »

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$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$51,802,742 (USA)
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Zac Efron was originally cast as Ren McCormack, but he pulled out in March 2009 because he did not want people to think that all he could do was sing and dance, and so he could star in "Charlie St. Cloud" See more »

Goofs

When Ren is pulled over and his license is being examined by the police, his license is an Over-21 Massachusetts license. The difference between Under-21 and Over-21 is that Under-21 licenses are vertical and Over-21 licenses are horizontal. 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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This film is dedicated to Herbert Ross = 1927 - 2001. See more »

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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.12 (2011) See more »

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Bang Your Head (Metal Health)
Written by Frankie Banali, Carlos Cavazo, Tony Cavazo, and Kevin DuBrow
Performed by Quiet Riot
Courtesy of Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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If you've seen the original no need to watch this one.
29 September 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I love the original and was really excited to see this remake. I was very disappointed. They copied the original, just added cell phones and CD's and a few modern dance moves. Same soundtrack, just a hint modernized, I'm pretty sure even some of the lines were exactly the same. There was nothing creative or original about this movie.

You know that feeling where you see an actor/actress in a certain role and then you see them in another movie and it's like they were told to keep the same character but the film's setting is so completely different and all you can think is 'no, this is wrong, this just doesn't work'. It's exactly what I thought while watching this film but instead of the character(s) being wrong it felt like the whole movie was wrong.

I would have even accepted it if the only thing they kept was the basic concept and redesigned the rest from scratch. But they played it too safe and ended up with a copy instead of a fresh film.

That said if you've never seen the original Footloose it's alright.


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