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Footloose (2011)

  PG-13 HD Closed Captioning

Craig Brewer & Dean Pitchford

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Plot Summary

The 1984 classic is now the modern hit that will make you stand up and cheer! Big city teen Ren MacCormack (Kenny Wormald) moves to a quiet town and discovers that the hard-line minister has outlawed loud music and dancing. But everything changes when Ren challenges the ban, revitalizing the town and falling in love with the minister’s daughter Ariel (Julianne Hough). Critics and audiences agree “Footloose has an infectious spirit”* so get ready to cut loose! *Alynda Wheat, PEOPLE

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

TOMATOMETER

71%
  • Reviews Counted: 160
  • Fresh: 113
  • Rotten: 47
  • Average Rating: 6.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Footloose 2011 is harmless as far as it goes, but on the dance floor and off it never goes nearly far enough. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Oct 13, 2011

Fresh: Maybe there is something timeless in anachronism. Maybe Brewer has located the heart beneath the hoke. – Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine, Oct 13, 2011

Fresh: Stays remarkably close to its predecessor in all the ways that count. – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, Oct 13, 2011

Fresh: An unnecessary, though enjoyable, remake of Kevin Bacon's 1984 breakout hit. – Bruce Diones, New Yorker, Oct 24, 2011

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Customer Reviews

Not as bad as I thought it would be...

I went to see this version thinking I'd hate it. I was a teenager in the 80's and loved the original and its music. However I thought it would be good to compare the two and I was actually pleasantly surprised. I had a good time even though I wasn't overwhelmed but that's just because of my very fond memories of the original movie.

I am certain younger audiences will enjoy this version more than people over 35.

Overall, this remake isn't bad at all. I still like the original much better, but I am giving this one 3.5 out of 5.

SEE IT!!!!!!

I'll admit it I wasn't a HUGE fan of the first one. I luved the music, but the movie was okay (feel free 2 diagree with me, just read the rest of the review). So when I heard they were remaking it I was excited to see it in a modern setting. I almost didn't see it, because the soundtrack didn't impress me (it works great in the movie, don't be fooled), but I'm sooo glad I did! It was even better than the orginal, not just good 4 a remake!!!! It was a really fun movie, that most likely got more laughes than the first one. At one point in the theater people starting laughing and applauding (courtesy of Williard). That's mever happened to me at a movie before. So, long story short... SEE IT!!!! Please, just try it at least. Most of the actors may be new comers, but are great in this movie.
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P.S. Ren is adorable

A SOLID REMAKE FOR WHAT IT IS

"Footloose" (2011) is the kind of remake that sticks very closely to the basic formula of its predecessor, but doesn't end up feeling exactly similar to it in many ways. While the story is pretty much the same (a city teen travels to a small Southern town where dancing is banned and attempts to break the rules), it's modernized so that it appeals to new generations while also paying tribute to those who saw the original. It features a cast of likable characters, a catchy soundtrack and a ton of energetic dance numbers. And although some of the acting and dialogue can prove to be clichéd and contrived at times, this reboot still makes for an infectiously entertaining flick. I ended up seeing it on an airplane and was surprisingly impressed overall. In the end, it may not be as memorable as the 1984 version with Kevin Bacon, but "Footloose" (2011) is nevertheless a toe-tapping good time!

Footloose (2011)
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2011

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