Footloose

Footloose, 2011 Version starring  Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid and Andie MacDowell.  Modern version of Kevin Bacon’s 1984 original.

Ren MacCormack (Wormald) arrives in the small town of Bomont, Georgia after loosing his mother.  This small town is different however.  After five teens were killed in an automobile accident several years earlier the town adopted new laws which included severe restrictions on any youth under eighteen.  No partying, no alcohol, no loud music and no dancing!  Ren challenges the dancing law along with other kids in high school and while doing so fall for Reverend Moore’s (Quaid) daughter Ariel (Hough).

This re-make of the 84 hit modernizes it.  It does however use most of the same lines as the original.  If you have have seen the original you will pick up on that.  This version has subtle differences but not many.  I liked the fresh cast and of course the soundtrack, like the first was timeless.  Actually the original still holds up in today’s market.

The acting was good, no real complaints but the film just didn’t blow me away.  I think that is because of the line for line repetition from the original.  I wish they would have been a little more creative and made it their own.  Quaid was ok in the film but not his best work.  Still, it was entertaining and did enjoy the film but not really a watch again film for me.




 

 

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