Footloose (2011)

Footloose (2011)

Footloose (2011)

Updated remake of the 1984 Kevin Bacon musical, directed and written by Craig Brewer (Black Snake Moan).

City boy Ren McCormack (dancer and newcomer Kenny Wormald) moves to the small southern town of Bomont and suffers serious culture shock. In Bomont, thanks to an uptight Reverend (Dennis Quaid, Frequency), dancing and rock music have been banned. Ren rallies the town's teens, including the Reverend's daughter (Julianne Hough, Burlesque), and rebels against the status quo.

2011Rating: M, for some teen drug and alcohol use, sexual content, violence and language116 minsUSA
ComedyDramaMusical

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Reviews & comments

WHY ?!

Why Oh why , I ask. And more importantly why do people go and watch remakes? I can (sort of) understand when foreign films get remade by americans (the poor buggers can't read, you see) but Hollywood hit being remade by Hollywood, what is that about ? The answer is money, money, money ! Thank god, there's plenty of creative film makers out there that do...

Meh.

A school holidays time waster for the older kids, wouldn't recommend taking your younger kids to it. While the Sexual references may go over their heads, the swearing won't. I expected more from the dance scenes, and while i went in to the Cinema expecting little, i still came out disappointed.

2.0

You have GOT to be kidding!!!

... lol

Variety

Variety

press

Paramount's Footloose reboot never quite cuts loose enough to distinguish itself from the original.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Star-crossed lovers Wormald and Julianne Hough can’t match Bacon and Lori Singer, but over-30s will tap feet and the Glee crowd will mime along.

3.0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Footloose is an anodyne example of Hollywood's fixation on remakes but it is slightly better than I expected.

3.0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

Stepping into sacred shoes once worn by Kevin Bacon, Wormald handily owns the role for a new audience. Same goes for a terrific Miles Teller (Rabbit Hole) in the sidekick role of Willard so memorably originated by the late Chris Penn.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

There have been far, far worse remakes out there. Harmless, feel-good fun.

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

Paramount's Footloose reboot never quite cuts loose enough to distinguish itself from the original.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Star-crossed lovers Wormald and Julianne Hough can’t match Bacon and Lori Singer, but over-30s will tap feet and the Glee crowd will mime along.

3.0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Footloose is an anodyne example of Hollywood's fixation on remakes but it is slightly better than I expected.

3.0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

Stepping into sacred shoes once worn by Kevin Bacon, Wormald handily owns the role for a new audience. Same goes for a terrific Miles Teller (Rabbit Hole) in the sidekick role of Willard so memorably originated by the late Chris Penn.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

There have been far, far worse remakes out there. Harmless, feel-good fun.

3.0

WHY ?!

Why Oh why , I ask. And more importantly why do people go and watch remakes? I can (sort of) understand when foreign films get remade by americans (the poor buggers can't read, you see) but Hollywood hit being remade by Hollywood, what is that about ? The answer is money, money, money ! Thank god, there's plenty of creative film makers out there that do...

Meh.

A school holidays time waster for the older kids, wouldn't recommend taking your younger kids to it. While the Sexual references may go over their heads, the swearing won't. I expected more from the dance scenes, and while i went in to the Cinema expecting little, i still came out disappointed.

2.0

You have GOT to be kidding!!!

... lol