Saturday, February 18, 2012


Man, I love the 1980s. I really do. Which is why I cannot understand why I had never heard of Footloose before a month or so ago. Film was released in 1984, directed by Herbert Ross, and stars Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow and Sarah Jessica Parker.

Plot is easy and fairly predictable: Ren (Kevin Bacon) is a teenager who comes from Chicago and arrives with his mother in a small town where dancing and music are illegal. There he meets Ariel, the Reverend’s daughter. Gradually the town divides between the old conservative generation, led by the reverend, and the younger rebellious crowd, led by Ren.
So, yeah, this is a bit far-fetched and unlikely. While the characters are not super developed, this is still a movie along the lines of more famous Dirty Dancing and Flashdance, to only cite a few. This is not exactly the film of the century, however if you are looking for entertainment, humour, drama, great dance scenes and especially a great soundtrack, go, go, go!
Ren: [to Willard] Hey, I like that hat, man. They sell men's clothes where you got that?

Reverend 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: You like Men At Work?
Willard: what men?
Ren: Men at work.
Willard: well where do they work?
Ren: No, they're a music group.
Willard: well what do they call themselves?
Ren: Oh no! What about the Police?
Willard: What about 'em?
Ren: You ever heard them?
Willard: No, but I seen them.
Ren: Where, in concert?
Willard: No, behind you.
Yes, this is a short review, but honestly pictures and videos speak a thousand words…:


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