Critic Consensus: There's not much dancing, but what's there is great. The rest of the time, Footloose is a nice hunk of trashy teenage cheese.
In this lively adolescent-oriented musical, a city kid attempts to adapt to life in an ultra-conservative backwater Midwestern town. Once there, he ends up leading the repressed teenagers into a rebellion against the town fathers, who have outlawed rock & roll and dancing. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi
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as Ariel Moore
as Rev. Shaw Moore
as Vi Moore
as Wendy Jo
as Ethel McCormick
as Burlington Cranston
as Andy Beamis
as Roger Dunbar
as Eleanor Dunbar
as Mr. Gurntz
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Critic Reviews for Footloose
Essential to the result is young Kevin Bacon, superb in the lead part.
Herbert Ross directed this odd but reasonably effective blend of rock music and didactic melodrama.
A cynical and manipulative exercise with little feel for the teen culture it purports to celebrate.
Footloose is a seriously confused movie that tries to do three things, and does all of them badly.
Like the rest of today's video-happy teen-age entertainments, Footloose doesn't expect to be watched closely or taken seriously. It wants to fill the screen with catchy music and pretty kids, and this it certainly accomplishes.
Audience Reviews for Footloose
Kevin Bacons shining moment? I dont know but i still watch this one I catch it on TV. Fun movie.
Sure it makes not much sense that the teenagers of this small town that has outlawed dancing for five years could all dance so well, yet this is an enjoyable film with a great soundtrack, while Lithgow's character is shown as more complex than your typical zealot antagonist.
That rare brand of teen 80's movie that I don't especially like. Not sure why, I love the 80's, but this one never did anything for me...
|Ren McCormack:||Where, in concert?|
|Willard:||No, behind you.|
|Ren McCormack:||You like Men at Work?|
|Ren McCormack:||Men at work.|
|Willard:||Well, where do they work?|
|Ren McCormack:||No, they don't, they're a music group.|
|Willard:||Well, what do they call themselves?|
|Ren McCormack:||Oh, no! What about the Police?|
|Willard:||What about 'em?|
|Ren McCormack:||You've ever heard them.|
|Willard:||No, but I've seen them.|
|Rev. Shaw Moore:||If our Lord wasn't testing us, how would you account for the proliferation, these days, of this obscene rock and roll music, with its gospel of easy sexuality and relaxed morality?|
|Ren McCormack:||Up on the roof, oh yeah. 100 proof, oh yeah. I'm feelin' fine, oh yeah. Drink cherry wine, oh yeah.|
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