Is there any thing lamer than rebelling exactly the same way that your parents did? ... This is not to elevate the original Footloose beyond its modest, corny self, but the remake feels pointedly useless.
While it's true that few viewers will venture into a theater showing this remake for the story, the screenplay should not be a detriment to enjoyment. Less talking and more dancing would have made for a more footloose and fancy-free environment.