Footloose

Footloose

DVD - 2012
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Ren MacCormack moves from Boston to the small town of Bomont, where he experiences a heavy dose of culture shock. A few years prior, the community was rocked by a tragic accident that killed five teenagers after a night out. Bomont's councilmen and the beloved Reverend Shaw Moore responded by invoking ordinances that prohibit loud music and dancing. Not one to bow to the status quo, Ren challenges the ban, revitalizes the town, and falls in love with the minister's troubled daughter, Ariel.
Publisher: Hollywood, CA : Paramount, c2012.
Edition: Widescreen version.
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE MUSICAL FOOTLOOS 2011
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (113 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Mar 11, 2021

The 2011 remake of the hit movie Footloose was so good it made me want to get up and dance. The story about one kid from Boston that made a whole town change its mindset was such an amazing story. I think that this remake of Footloose was a little bit worse than the original because I knew most of the songs in the original version but I didn’t know many in this one which made it harder to connect with the characters. I give this movie 4.5 stars because it was a very good and inspirational movie but it didn’t get all 5 stars because it was a remake and I think that the originals are better than the remakes, especially this one.
@Gasenic of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

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dylankemp
Jun 30, 2019

A pretty adequate retelling of an old classic.
Some of the original lines and songs, with a few new spins.
Aimed at the tweens and young teens, and nostalgic people like me.
Very light and easy movie.

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iloveseaotters
May 24, 2019

As someone who saw the classic Kevin Bacon film in the movie theatre back in 1984, I was hesitant about watching the remake. Didn't live up to the original at all. Dennis Quaid's performance couldn't hold a candle to John Lithgow's and I think this movie was trying too hard to be like the original. Not impressed.

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Ephriam
Jan 02, 2019

The original footloose is a great movie of coming of age in so many ways. I remember watching this movie back when it was first released. I enjoyed it then and I once again enjoy watching it again. The first time I watched it I thought what an imagination as I just could not believe any place would band all music. Then I started to remember a show that I once watched as a family which was called The Ed Sullivan show in which they would bloop out words or even take the camera off the singer for moving their hips to much. Then there is also the old mennonite societies that do not use any modern equipment or devices. After realizing this I got more out of the movie and appreciated it more. Can you picture that the town you live in would band music and dancing? Although these things were band and against the law the teenagers still did that and drugs was still available in that town. One part I thought had impact was when Kevin Beacon pulled out a cassette tape and his passenger asked if he was rich. The idea that a cassette tape was a black market item in that town which could fetch a lot of money says a lot. The movie was worth watching with your feet up and the remake just does not measure up.

Of course the song makes it into this remake, and it seems kind of meta-, but it was fun. Okay acting, but there is really nothing surprising here.

shantybay Feb 21, 2014

Made me want to dance. Good attempt to copy the original

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kcv523
Jul 22, 2013

My expectations for this movie were low - as in like, the negatives. So it was better than I thought it'd be...

dgr Feb 13, 2013

This film has what has to be the funniest unintentional (?) social commentary ever.
Towards the end of the film, the badgirl lead has an argument with her badboy boyfriend. He grabs her, she hits him, he throws her to the ground. She gets up, starts destroying his truck with a crowbar. He punches her to the ground.
Next scene, her distraught father is furious that she has been a "victim" of violence but before he can leave to exact his revenge, he gets into an argument with his badgirl daughter and... HE HITS HER, TOO.
We have a scene where he expresses his contrition but, for the remainder of the film, the badgirl becomes a good girl. miraculously transformed.
Otherwise, the film is well-intentioned and makes some nice statements about politics and religion but offers solutions that would only work in a town the size of a stamp.

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6semkereaders
Oct 21, 2012

This movie was much much racier than the original. Quite a bit of swearing and a lot of girls in skimpy outfits doing "dirty dancing". There is one scene that gets quite steamy, but there is no nudity, or actual sex scenes.
The movie begins with a violent shock also.
I would say that this is a PG13 for sure.
The original movie was MUCH better.

lasertravis Oct 03, 2012

Stellar remake. I wanted to hate this movie, but ended up liking it more than I thought possible. Terrific balance of updated material and music, exact rendition of scenes from the original and homage to the original. I didn't like the overuse of Country music, but it didn't detract too much from my enjoyment of the film. The main character's "Boston" accent was hard to handle as well. Seriously, if you loved the original, give this a chance. If you haven't, it would still interest you if you like dance-centric teen angst(ish) flicks.

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6semkereaders
Oct 21, 2012

6semkereaders thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

Red_Reindeer_38 Aug 21, 2012

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HerpyDerp Aug 10, 2012

HerpyDerp thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 30

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HerpyDerp Aug 10, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Not for me ROFL

HerpyDerp Aug 10, 2012

Sexual Content: 3 times or 2

HerpyDerp Aug 10, 2012

Violence: Obviously.

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HerpyDerp Aug 10, 2012

1. Random teens get drunk, blow up
2. Dude arrives
3. Gets arrested
4. Blows up school buses in race track
5. Guy hands him weed
6. Gets mad at principal for mentioning his mom
7. Attempts to destroy building with nothing
8. Girlfriend attempts suicide but dude saves her
9. Girlfriend's "ex" beats her up
10. Dad gets pissed and thinks it's the dude
11. Dude gets his speak in court and whatever
12. They all die happily ever after
13. THE END
NOW POST THIS 124672362563491402635784165872354257627465897216584763247619674273 TIMES OR WARSAW WILL BECOME YOUR CAPITAL BMAUHAUIAHAUHAUAH

Ira_Elias Apr 25, 2012

Great Movie...lots of emotions and feelings...great music and dancing...Wonderful quality acting from everyone...

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