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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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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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Trivia

Although it is pretty rare, there have been individual towns or counties in the United States that have forbidden public dancing by law. For instance, in 1980, People Magazine ran a story about students at Elmore City High School in Elmore City, Oklahoma, who had to lobby the town's and school's officials for permission to have a prom. They were successful, and their prom was the first legal public dance in Elmore City since the town's 1861 founding. The plot of both this movie and its source, 1984's Footloose (1984), were loosely based on Elmore City's story. 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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The opening credits are in the same font/typeface as those for the original Footloose (1984), albeit a different color. See more »

Connections

Featured in Dancing with the 'Footloose' Stars (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Footloose
Written by Dean Pitchford and Kenny Loggins
Performed by Blake Shelton
Produced by John Shanks
Blake Shelton performs courtesy of Warner Bros. Records / Warner Music Nashville
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A Musical Without the Music: What's the Point?
18 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was pretty disappointed with this version of Footloose. What makes Footloose such an enjoyable movie/musical is the music. Aside from a brief incorporation of the title song in the beginning, and a couple of the songs used as background music throughout the movie, this movie neglected its musical roots altogether! What a waste...

There were some fun dance scenes but I found myself unable to enjoy them fully because of the blatant display of Julianne Hough's sexuality. I have some words to say to the costume designer. To be fair, her character was supposed to look and act like a slut. Still, I found that the powers at be went overboard with that depiction in this version.

Kenny Wormald was a likable protagonist, Ren. His sidekick, Willard, played by Miles Teller was utterly preposterous however. I felt sorry for people who live in small towns in Georgia. Willard did not do much to convey a positive view of their lifestyle and culture.

If you like dancing, you might find this movie enjoyable for the dance scenes. Other than that, I wouldn't recommend it.


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