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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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Also Known As:

Footloose - A Música Está do Teu Lado  »

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Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Unlike the original, Kenny Wormald performed most of his own dance moves due to his dancing background. See more »

Goofs

When Rev. Moore goes to meet Ariel at Claude's, a cashier is seen calling Claude from the kitchen. At one cut, Rev. Moore is seen through a window, without Claude standing at the back of the room by the "Drink Coca-Cola" sign and the shutters closed. In the next cut, Claude is standing in front of the kitchen in a close-up shot. 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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Referenced in Conan: Death Takes a Staycation (2011) See more »

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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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