Learn about the movie: Footloose (2011) is a remake of the 1984 dance hit movie of the same title which shot the previously unknown actor, Kevin Bacon, to A-list stardom. Ren MacCormack (played by newcomer Kenny Wormald) is transplanted from Boston to the small southern 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 and Bomont’s local councilmen and the beloved Reverend Shaw Moore (Dennis Quaid) responded by implementing ordinances that prohibit loud music and dancing. Not one to bow to the status quo, Ren challenges the ban, revitalizing the town and falling in love with the minister’s troubled daughter Ariel (Julianne Hough) in the process.
My say: Similar to most dance movies (Step Up, Honey, Save the Last Dance), there isn’t a strong story line behind Footloose and honestly, who watches a dance film for its plot? Watch Footloose and get ready to be mesmerized by 2 hours of non-stop dancing, ranging from dirty grinding (see the movie poster) to good old country line dancing to club grooving. To all the females out there, you might be pleased to know that there is a scene where the sexy lead actor, Kenny Wormald, showed off his moves in a solo dance-off with himself in a dilapidated warehouse. Guys, fret not as there is plenty of eye-candy, especially when it comes in the form of an extremely sizzling hot Julianne Hough (who looks like a younger version of Jennifer Aniston)! Trust me, chances are you are very likely to get bitten by the dance bug after watching this light-hearted film! 🙂
Footloose is now screening at all major cinemas.
Rating: out of 5
* Thanks to Alvin from Omy Blog for the invitation to the sneak preview of Footloose.