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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Footloose (2011) / Reviews

Variety

Variety

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

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Total Film

Total Film

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.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

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

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

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.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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

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