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Release Date:
14 October 2011 (USA) See more »
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This is our time See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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3 nominations See more »
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Not a bad movie, but pointless as a remake See more (119 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Kenny Wormald ... Ren MacCormack

Julianne Hough ... Ariel Moore

Dennis Quaid ... Rev. Shaw Moore

Andie MacDowell ... Vi Moore

Miles Teller ... Willard

Ray McKinnon ... Wes Warnicker

Patrick John Flueger ... Chuck Cranston

Kim Dickens ... Lulu Warnicker

Ziah Colon ... Rusty

Ser'Darius Blain ... Woody

L. Warren Young ... Andy Beamis

Brett Rice ... Roger Dunbar

Maggie Elizabeth Jones ... Amy Warnicker (as Maggie Jones)

Mary-Charles Jones ... Sarah Warnicker

Enisha Brewster ... Etta
Josh Warren ... Rich
Corey Flaspoehler ... Russell

Anessa Ramsey ... Caroline

Jason Ferguson ... Travis

Frank Hoyt Taylor ... Mr. Parker

Jayson Warner Smith ... Officer Herb (as Jayson Smith)

Claude Phillips ... Claude

Clay Chappell ... Councilperson

Tony Vaughn ... Councilperson
Staley Colvert ... Councilperson
Daniel Burnley ... Councilperson
Jack Davidson ... Councilperson

Alisa Riggs Petitt ... Councilperson (as Alisa Pettit)

Tracy Goode ... Judge

Clayton Landey ... Coach Guerntz
John Still ... Track Official

Brian F. Durkin ... Big Cowboy (as Brian Durkin)

Amber Wallace ... Instructor

Sandra Ellis Lafferty ... Mrs. Allyson (as Sandra Lafferty)
D. Dylan Schettina ... Drive-in Bus Boy

Blair Jasin ... Bobby Moore
Jasmine Cook ... Car Accident Victim
Reece Thomas ... Car Accident Victim
Ivey Lowe ... Car Accident Victim

Anna Marie Dobbins ... Car Accident Victim
Kevin Renard Fisher ... Woody's Cousin
Andrew Ruark ... Cotton Gin Worker
Travis Young ... Big Bubba

Jamal Sims ... Kegger D.J.

Kyle Wayne Cordova ... Dancer
Alvester Martin ... Dancer
Madison Benson ... Kegger Dancer
Jonathan Sylvan Carey ... Kegger Dancer

Craig Brewer ... Kegger Dancer
Bubba Carr ... Kegger Dancer (as Charles Carr)
Sora Connor ... Kegger Dancer (as Sarah Connor)
Kasey Davage ... Kegger Dancer
Chynna Dulac ... Kegger Dancer
Brett Frost ... Kegger Dancer
Trey Greene ... Kegger Dancer (as Terrence Gilbert Green)

Ashlyn Henson ... Kegger Dancer
Cicely Kelley ... Kegger Dancer
Elysandra Quinones ... Kegger Dancer
Brandon Sauve ... Kegger Dancer
Allan Skeene Jr. ... Kegger Dancer
Kat Slatery ... Kegger Dancer (as Katherine Slatery)

Amanda Topper ... Kegger Dancer
Jasmine Badie ... Drive-In Grill Dancer
Sean Bankhead ... Drive-In Grill Dancer
Terence Dickson ... Drive-In Grill Dancer (as Terence Terell Dickson)
Kiara Nicole Ely ... Drive-In Grill Dancer (as Kiara Ely)

Comfort Fedoke ... Drive-In Grill Dancer
Hannah Huddleston ... Drive-In Grill Dancer

Stephen Stevo Jones ... Drive-In Grill Dancer
JaQuel Knight ... Drive-In Grill Dancer
Tamara Levinson ... Drive-In Grill Dancer
Ron Myles ... Drive-In Grill Dancer
Britney Chelene Thomas ... Drive-In Grill Dancer

Christopher Toler ... Drive-In Grill Dancer
Nancy Anderson ... Cowboys' Dancer (as Nanci Anderson)

Kendra Andrews ... Cowboys' Dancer (as Kendra Lauren Andrews)
Jeffery Scott Bailey ... Cowboys' Dancer
Liana Blackburn ... Cowboys' Dancer
Brent L. Boxberger ... Cowboys' Dancer
Taylor Bradley ... Cowboys' Dancer
Kelley Bradshaw ... Cowboys' Dancer
Claire Callaway ... Cowboys' Dancer
Robert Chabot ... Cowboys' Dancer
C. Ryan Chandler ... Cowboys' Dancer
Amanda Davisson ... Cowboys' Dancer
Troy Dela Rosa ... Cowboys' Dancer
Hannah Douglass ... Cowboys' Dancer

Danella Dutton ... Cowboys' Dancer
Aisha Jamila Francis ... Cowboys' Dancer (as Aisha Francis)
Jonathan Fritschi ... Cowboys' Dancer
Larke Hasstedt ... Cowboys' Dancer
Joey Hernandez ... Cowboys' Dancer
Katherine Hough ... Cowboys' Dancer
Jeremy Hudson ... Cowboys' Dancer
Dacia James ... Cowboys' Dancer
George Jones Jr. ... Cowboys' Dancer
William Ladd ... Cowboys' Dancer
Meryl Lester ... Cowboys' Dancer
Katherine Levy ... Cowboys' Dancer
Megan Mackey ... Cowboys' Dancer

Michelle Maniscalco ... Cowboys' Dancer

Brian Mason ... Cowboys' Dancer
Michael McDonough ... Cowboys' Dancer
Dennis McKinnie ... Cowboys' Dancer

Keltie Knight ... Cowboys' Dancer (as Keltie Colleen Minksky)
Marriann Nelson ... Cowboys' Dancer
Brent Ours ... Cowboys' Dancer
Jamie Overla ... Cowboys' Dancer
Marabeth Poole ... Cowboys' Dancer
Harrison Jonathan Prater ... Cowboys' Dancer
Melissa Rummels ... Cowboys' Dancer
Monique Slaughter ... Cowboys' Dancer

Lisa Marie Thomas ... Cowboys' Dancer (as Lisa Thomas)

Gissette Valentin ... Cowboy Dancer (as Gissette E. Valentin)
Tyler Duncan Wall ... Cowboys' Dancer
Quincy Lamar Willis ... Cowboys' Dancer
Sharee Wise ... Cowboys' Dancer

Joshua Allen ... Finale Dancer
Tucker Barkley ... Finale Dancer
Bianca Brewton ... Finale Dancer
Whitney Brown ... Finale Dancer
Bboy Kid David ... Finale Dancer
Justin Michael De Vera ... Finale Dancer
Mike Dizon ... Finale Dancer (as Michael Brandon Dizon)
Laura Edwards ... Finale Dancer
Christina Glur ... Finale Dancer
Cory Graves ... Finale Dancer
Misha Hamilton ... Finale Dancer
Dayna Michaelle Harris ... Finale Dancer
Ivan Koumaev ... Finale Dancer
Nick Lanzisera ... Finale Dancer (as Nicholas Lanzisera)
Matthew Laraway ... Finale Dancer

Spencer Liff ... Finale Dancer
Ahrielle Mace ... Finale Dancer
Candace Maxwell ... Finale Dancer (as Candace Neolani Maxwell)
Glenda Morales ... Finale Dancer
Abbye Myers ... Finale Dancer
Christian Owens ... Finale Dancer

Kayla Radomski ... Finale Dancer (as Kayla Jenee Radomski)
Luis Rosado ... Finale Dancer
Carson Marie Seeley ... Finale Dancer
Dakota Smith ... Finale Dancer (as Dakota Scott Smith)
Brittny Sugarman ... Finale Dancer
Melanie Ullmann ... Finale Dancer
Miguel Angel Zarate ... Finale Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Madison Grace Ballard ... Church Extra (uncredited)

Jessica 'Jessie' Blake ... Racing Fan (uncredited)

Benjamin Davis ... Robert Moore (uncredited)

Autumn Dial ... Ariel's Friend at Church (uncredited)

Patricia French ... Eleanor Dunbar (uncredited)

Allison Holker ... Dancer #3 (uncredited)
Matthew Lyda ... Cowboy's Bar Patron (uncredited)

Carmen Matheny ... Core Student (uncredited)

Justin Melick ... Varsity Dancer (uncredited)

Ariana Neal ... Military Kid (uncredited)

Timothy J. Richardson ... Chuck's Gang (uncredited)
Tom Stedham ... EMT Campbell (uncredited)
Katylynn Wright ... Kegger Goer (uncredited)
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Directed by
Craig Brewer 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Dean Pitchford (screenplay) and
Craig Brewer (screenplay)

Dean Pitchford (story)

Produced by
Gary Barber .... executive producer
Roger Birnbaum .... executive producer
Timothy M. Bourne .... executive producer
Eben Davidson .... development executive
Jonathan Glickman .... executive producer
Neil Meron .... producer
Dean Pitchford .... executive producer
Patrick Rofoli .... assistant producer
Dylan Sellers .... producer
Brad Weston .... producer
Craig Zadan .... producer
 
Original Music by
Deborah Lurie 
 
Cinematography by
Amy Vincent (director of photography) (as Amelia Vincent)
 
Film Editing by
Billy Fox 
 
Casting by
Laray Mayfield 
Julie Schubert 
 
Production Design by
Jon Gary Steele 
 
Art Direction by
Chris Cornwell 
 
Set Decoration by
Dena Roth 
 
Costume Design by
Laura Jean Shannon 
 
Makeup Department
Vivian Baker .... makeup department head
Nikki Bell .... hair stylist
Andrea C. Brotherton .... hair stylist
Sarah Mays .... key makeup artist
Emanuel Millar .... hair department head
Carol Rasheed .... makeup artist
Duane Saylor .... key makeup artist
Shunika Terry .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Susan E. Novick .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
G.A. Aguilar .... second unit director
Timothy Blockburger .... second second assistant director: second unit
Joe Camp III .... first assistant director
Rosemary C. Cremona .... key second assistant director
Marty Eli Schwartz .... first assistant director
Mollie Stallman .... second second assistant director
Xanthus Valan .... assistant director: second unit
Xanthus Valan .... second assistant director
Michele Ziegler .... first assistant director: second unit
 
Art Department
Bil Barnes .... property master: second unit
Cameron Beasley .... assistant art director
Dwight Benjamin-Creel .... property master
Andi Crumbley .... set dec production assistant (as Andrea Crumbley)
Kathleen Denson .... scenic foreperson
Jeremy Farlow .... welder
Carol Francoso .... on set painter
Patrick Fuhrman .... leadman
Seth Gardner .... propmaker
Shawn M. Gray .... props
R. Barry Green .... props
Lawrence Heap .... set dresser
Roland Heart .... set dresser
John Hemphill .... greens foreman
Julie Kobsa .... set dresser
Sedrick Lakpa .... set dresser
Johnny Land .... scenic artist
Konrad Lewis .... on-set dresser
Chloe Lipp .... set decoration production assistant
Walt Mikolwski .... construction coordinator
Justin O'Neal Miller .... set designer
Ruth Mitchell .... painter
Mark Nave .... welder
Taraja Ramsess .... set dresser
Katrina Rice .... assistant property master
Kelly Richardson .... art department coordinator
Erin Santini .... props
Trey Shaffer .... graphic designer
Ann Stacy .... lead scenic
Linda Verzi .... set decoration buyer
Christopher 'Woody' Wdowin .... lead greensman
Jay Womer .... construction coordinator
Lisa Yeiser .... graphic designer
 
Sound Department
Mark Agostino .... pro tools playback operator
Robert Althoff .... mix technician
Christopher Assells .... sound effects editor
Bobbi Banks .... supervising adr editor
Ron Bedrosian .... adr mixer
Shayna Brown .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael P. Clark .... sound mixer: second unit
Mary H. Ellis .... sound mixer
Judah Getz .... adr mixer
Paul Hackner .... sound effects editor
Greg Hedgepath .... supervising sound editor
Daniel J. Leahy .... sound re-recording mixer
Ryan Maguire .... foley mixer
Christopher Mills .... efp sound
James Peterson .... additional sound utility
Drew Ponder .... boom operator
Mike Prestwood Smith .... sound re-recording mixer
Mike Sansom .... playback assistant
Frank Smathers .... supervising sound editor
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Bartek Swiatek .... sound utility
Tami Treadwell .... adr recordist
Gayle Wesley .... first assistant sound editor
David A. Whittaker .... dialogue editor
Greg Zimmerman .... adr recordist
 
Special Effects by
David Fletcher .... special effects coordinator
Thomas Kittle .... special effects foreman
Brendan McHale .... special effects foreman
Matthew Scurry .... special effects technician
Tim Walkey .... special effects foreman
Scott Willis .... special effects technician (as Sparky Willis)
 
Visual Effects by
Jamie Baxter .... compositor
Chris Ervin .... digital effects artist
Benjamin Hawkins .... compositor
Elbert Irving IV .... visual effects coordinator: Wildfire VFX
Roger Mocenigo .... vfx compositor: XY&Z
Darren Orr .... visual effects supervisor: SPY
Caleb Owens .... digital compositor
Schuyler Pappas .... visual effects production manager: SPY
Lauren Ritchie .... visual effects producer: Wildfire VFX
Cory Shaw .... main title designer & animator
Dottie Starling .... visual effects supervisor: Wildfire VFX
Mike Uguccioni .... visual effects supervisor
Dan Walden .... visual effects artist
 
Stunts
Robert Brubaker .... stunts
Daniel Brule .... stunts
Bob Fisher .... stunts
Reece Fleetwood .... stunts
Dale Frye .... stunts
John Gilbert .... stunts
Cal Johnson .... stunts
Curtis Lyons .... stunts
Anderson Martin .... stunt coordinator: second unit
Chris Morena .... stunts
Jay Pearson .... stunts
Lonnie R. Smith Jr. .... stunt coordinator (as Lonnie Smith)
Brian Todd .... stunts
Michele Waitman .... stunts
Gus Williams .... stunt performer
Daniel Brule .... stunt double (uncredited)
Bob Fisher .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Reece Fleetwood .... stunt double (uncredited)
John Gilbert .... stunt double: Miles Teller (uncredited)
Cal Johnson .... stunt coordinator: fight sequence (uncredited)
Cal Johnson .... stunt double: Anessa Ramsey (uncredited)
Michele Waitman .... stunt double (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
K.C. Bailey .... still photographer
Woody Bell .... best boy grip
Patrick Borowiak .... assistant camera: second unit
Warren Brace .... camera loader: second unit
Matthew Brookman .... rigging best boy
Michael Cambria .... key first assistant camera: second unit
Patrick Capone .... director of photography: second unit
Jeff W. Curtis .... dolly grip: "a" camera
Keith Cutler .... electrician
Juvonn Daves .... grip
Curtis Dubose .... electrician
Seth Eltz .... electrician
Ian Forsyth .... camera operator
Jeff Funderburk .... balloon light technician
Jeffrey Greeley .... camera operator
Mark Hadland .... assistant chief lighting technician
Adam Hinson .... dimmer board operator
Matthew Horn .... film loader
Scott Salvatore Ippolito .... assistant camera (as Scott Ippolito)
Chris Jadick .... electrician
Chris Jones .... camera operator: "b" camera
Chris Jones .... steadicam operator
Denny Kortze .... first assistant camera: "c" camera, second unit
Mike Laird .... best boy: second unit
Mike Laird .... electrician
Charles Laughon .... video assist
Lane Leagans .... grip
Eric Leftridge .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Erik Loveland .... additional set electrician
Matt Malloy .... gaffer: second unit
John McIntyre .... key second assistant camera: second unit
Mark C. McManus .... video assist operator
Christopher L. Miller .... grip
Matthew Austin Murray .... grip
Pat O'Mara .... key grip
Cristiano Palermi .... lighting technician
Robert Pearson .... rigging grips
David Peirce .... grip b-unit
Sean Piper .... grip
Christopher Prampin .... gaffer
Agnes Rodriguez .... second assistant camera
Christian Satrazemis .... assistant camera
Cameron Schwartz .... camera assistant
Steve A. Stephenson .... grip
John R. Sutton .... rigging grip
Greg Taylor .... electrician
Randy Tharpe .... best boy rigging grip
German Valle .... set electric
Bradley Everett Wilson .... camera supporter
Randy Stewart .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Daryl Eisenberg .... casting associate: New York
Susan Fronsoe .... casting assistant
Darcy Halsey .... casting associate
Anthony J. Kraus .... casting associate
Jennifer Rose Locke .... extras casting assistant
Bill Marinella .... extras casting
Sabyn Mayfield .... casting associate
Madeline O'Hara .... casting assistant
Jimmy Shaw .... extras casting associate
Ann Wittenberg .... extras casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Valarie Benning Barney .... additional costumer
English Benning .... costumer
Shilla Benning .... costume buyer
E. Dee Biddlecome .... costumer
Sarah Downer .... costumer
Kate Duke .... key set costumer
Sonya Hooks .... wardrobe assistant
Elizabeth McEntire Williams .... additional set costumer
Iliana Sanchez .... costumer
Tina Marie Sauls .... costume assistant (as Tina Sauls)
Ken Van Duyne .... assistant costume designer
Joulles Wright .... costume supervisor
Karen Young .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Bob Fredrickson .... digital intermediate editor
Jeff Halsey .... associate digital intermediate producer
Paul Lavoie .... digital intermediate producer
John Nicolard .... digital intermediate supervisor
Jason Pelham .... associate digital intermediate producer
Scott Richter .... additional editor
Bill Schultz .... digital intermediate executive
Walter Volpatto .... digital intermediate colorist
Harry Yoon .... first assistant editor
Harry Muller .... color timer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Anastasia Brown .... music consultant
Bryan Carrigan .... digital score recordist
Tim Davies .... conductor
Rich Devletian .... additional arrangements
George Doering .... musician
Chris Fogel .... music recording engineer
Abraham Libbos .... orchestrator
Kevin McKeever .... music editor
Peter Rotter .... music contractor
Zack Ryan .... additional arrangements
Peter Seibert .... additional arrangements
Casey Stone .... music scoring mixer
Matthew Rush Sullivan .... music production supervisor
Denise Carver .... music clearances (uncredited)
Aron Pinsky .... music clearances (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Robert Brubaker .... transportation captain
Arthur C. Chesser .... driver
Terry 'KJ' Day .... stakebed driver
Jim Grantham .... production driver
Pamela Hovies .... driver
Jeffrey L. McLaughlin .... driver: honeywagon
Matt Neel .... driver
Vickie Raynor Robison .... driver for Dennis Quaid (as Vickie Raynor)
Wayne Short .... captain: second unit
Randy Southerland .... driver: base camp generator
Vanschaick Thomas .... driver
Thomas Van Schaick .... transportation
Rob Verdery .... dot compliance coordinator
David Carlton White .... picture car coordinator
 
Other crew
Pamela Abdy .... production executive
Gaytra Arnold .... second assistant accountant
Jp Author .... production assistant
Madison Grace Ballard .... photo double
Wayne Barker .... production assistant
Wayne Barker .... runner
Paul Becker .... dance coach
Paul Bednarz .... medic: special effects
Stephanie Beman .... key craft service
Eddie Billue .... rigging medic
Chris Burns .... set production assistant
Jennifer Caldwell .... dance production assistant
David Champion .... production assistant
Chip Clanton .... production assistant
Eben Davidson .... production executive
Allison Dillard .... production safety manager
Neal Dodson .... creative executive
Erin Douglass .... production assistant
Scott Einbinder .... location assistant
Heidi Falconer .... unit publicist
Vincent Farrell .... additional production assistant
Molly Franken .... assistant production coordinator
Paradise Franklin .... key craft service: second unit
Will Freeman .... production assistant
Erin G. Fuller .... key assistant location manager (as Erin G. Fisher)
Larry Gilbert .... police security
Terri Greening .... production accountant
Jennifer Griffin .... location assistant
Anna Marie Harrison .... photo double
Caleb Hinshaw .... location assistant
Kyle Hinshaw .... assistant location manager
Heath Howard .... production coordinator
Robert Jemian .... stand-in: Miles Teller
Dondraico Johnson .... assistant choreographer
Jessie Sasser Kloos .... production assistant (as Jessie Daniel)
Brendan Loughman .... second unit production assistant
Brooke McBryde .... medic
Eara Merritt .... production assistant
Lucas Moore .... welfare/studio teacher
Taryn Nagle .... base camp production assistant
Elizabeth Palmore .... assistant: Mr. Brewer
Noelle M. Pflum .... assistant production coordinator
Jon Privett .... assistant craft service: second unit
Angela Randazzo .... payroll accountant
Joshua Ravetch .... production resources
Sarah Reagin .... utility stand-in (as Reagan Michelle)
Michael Riley .... title designer
Crystle Roberson .... production secretary
Melissa Rosal .... production assistant: second unit
Mike Samuels .... craft service
Tina Marie Sauls .... production assistant (as Tina Sauls)
Ryan Schaetzle .... location manager
Jennifer Scudder Trent .... post production coordinator
Amanda Simon .... additional set production assistant
Jamal Sims .... choreographer
Esther Sokolow .... production assistant: auditions
Mitch Spacone .... system support: FotoKem
Bob Swensen .... title producer: main title
Stan Swofford .... medic coordinator
Paul Tennis .... production coordinator
Greg Tresan .... animal wrangler
Tom Tresemer .... set production assistant
Beau Turpin .... assistant to producers
Mark Van Horne .... laboratory contact
Christian Vogeler .... production assistant
Brad Weston .... production executive
Mari Wilson .... script supervisor: second unit
Nick Corbett .... digital cinema package (uncredited)
Chynna Dulac .... cowboy dancer #14 (uncredited)
Chiabella James .... coordinator for production executive (uncredited)
Michael McKay .... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
Lisa Marie Thomas .... stand-in: Julianne Hough (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Martin Guigui .... very special thanks
 

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Rated PG-13 for some teen drug and alcohol use, sexual content, violence and language
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Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:K-13 (original rating) | Finland:K-11 (re-rating) | Germany:6 | Ireland:12A | Malaysia:PG-13 | Mexico:B | Netherlands:9 | Norway:11 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG13 | South Korea:15 | Sweden:11 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12A | USA:PG-13 (certificate #46765)
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Julianne Hough beat out several favorites including Hayden Panettiere, Miley Cyrus and Amanda Bynes for the part of Ariel Moore.See more »
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Factual errors: At the beginning of the town hall meeting, the meeting is called to order with three raps of the gavel. According to Robert's Rules of Order, a guide for meeting room procedure, meetings are to be called to order by two raps of the gavel.See more »
Quotes:
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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...
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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Not a bad movie, but pointless as a remake, 18 March 2012
Author: MovieBuff-fest from United States

I was a teen when the original movie came out, and I also live near Lehi, Utah where it was filmed which made me think fondly of the movie whenever I drove by the Lehi Roller Mills. (Today it is a sprawling metropolis, resembling little of the sleepy little town like in the movie.) When I heard another pointless remake was coming out, I decided to give it the Redbox treatment instead of completely boycotting it.

After watching it with my wife who had never seen the original, I was able to say, "Not so bad, but pointless as a remake." Most of the original music (which I still love) was recycled into something recognizable but not lovable. The scenes played out nearly identical to the original but with different actors. The whole way through it, I had the feeling that the director was watching the original on a hand-held device, then turned to the actors and said, "I have an idea for this next scene." If I recall correctly, even the dialog where it wasn't modernized with MP3 players (instead of cassette players) and cell phones (instead of...what the heck did we have?) was word for word.

Usually remakes are for big block busters where today's technology and special effects can outshine the feeble attempts of the past and make a great story better by sucking the audience in. This movie had none of that, and in summary, became another pointless Hollywood rehash for quick cash. The only improvement I could acknowledge was a sub-plot that explained Ren's actions a little better, but it was still not an excuse to remake a classic.

My advice: watch the original. It's much better.

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