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.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (113 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


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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.

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

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.

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.

HerpyDerp Aug 10, 2012

Ermm... a bit too unsuitable for an 11-year-old kid... LOL

Aug 07, 2012

I find it interesting how many have indicated this was a horrible remake.....really??....I've seen worse ones than this. To be honest this one wasn't bad (I too prefer the originally one) they did copy a lot from the 1st which likely added to the feeling of some that it was a horrible remake. In terms of the "sex and cussing" hate to break it to you, but the 1st had that as well and some more nudity (the boys locker room shower scene) than this one. Yes this one was more suggestive in terms of the dancing but nothing the teens of today haven't seen in prime time TV. In terms of the "acting"....let's be honest folks...the acting in the 1st one wasn't Oscar contention either....there were some that you could tell were just starting out in the acting world, just like a number of these ones in this version.. In terms of what I did like about this version was how some of the scenes played out in terms of who said what lines and where they were said. For example Ariel going to ask her Dad to put the corsage on that he bought, but her mom told her not to fuss cause he would just deny it...and the two of them end up dancing (swaying actually) instead of the original being between the Preacher and his wife in the cornfield in the original. Items like that were refreshing. BUT if for nothing else, it's worth the see just to check out the young actor who plays, "Willard". This guy stole every scene he was in. He was quirky, funny, charming....and his performance does put a smile on your face. Like I said at the beginning I prefer the original, but this one was an OK remake.

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Oct 21, 2012

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

Red_Reindeer_38 Aug 21, 2012

Red_Reindeer_38 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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
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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