Ren and his classmates want to do away with the no-dancing law and have a senior prom.He drives Ariel, Willard, and Ariel's best friend, Rusty, to a country bar about 100 miles away from Bomont to experience the joy and freedom of dancing, but once there, Willard is unable to dance and gets into a jealous fight with a man who dances with Rusty. Ren decides to challenge the anti-dancing ordinance so that the senior class can hold a senior prom.
Having come from the actual era this movie was released, not to mention living twenty minutes from where it was filmed--I think a few things need to be said.After discovering Footloose fan, Emily Whitcomb's "Footloose Rap" on Youtube, director Craig Brewer invited her to attend a preview screening of the movie where he filmed a "remake" of the rap with actors Julianne Hough and Kenny Wormald as backup dancers. Kenny Wormald and Julianne Hough brought a certain airy feeling to the film that was missing from the original, and their chemistry-- especially on the dance floor--was palpable.That clip was also uploaded to Youtube and was included in the Blu-ray special features. I think that it was a perfect movie for my generation who didn't grow up watching the original.Ren's life changes when he moves to a small town where rock-n-roll and dancing are criminal activities. No parent should ever have to know the horror of burying their own child. It may not have had the best acting as the original or carried the same weight, but it was a feel-good movie that put a smile on a my face.When Ren falls in love with the reverend's daughter, Ariel Moore, the music pauses and Ren needs to shape up or make dancing a legal activity once again. And yet, five of Bomont's brightest have lost their lives. It had amazing dance sequences and great music that left me dancing out of the theater.Ren wins when his shoelace becomes stuck and prevents him from jumping from the tractor.
Reverend Moore distrusts Ren, and he grounds Ariel, forbidding her to see him.It goes without saying, that any movie that builds it's premise around a high school dance will certainly be out dated in a few short years.But this movie was pretty big stuff in it's day, and still has it's impact--whether you know it or not--on ours. Swear, if you can, that you couldn't sing every word to the theme song or 'Let's Hear It For The Boy' both, still played on a lot of radio stations today. I remember at the first close up of his spiky hair, the audience laughed right out loud.When Ariel is making the switch from the car to Chuck's pickup and the tractor-trailer is headed for them, they are about to converge at a railroad crossing, but when they do meet, there is no railroad crossing to be seen.See more » my 20 month old son loves footloose he first watched when he was 6 months old and now watches it 2-3 times a day its fantastic and dances every time its on and follows the steps that they perform he knows footloose is about to start as soon as the paramount picture comes up on the screen.But then again, the new version is coming at an era when dancing is turning into one more nasty thing you're nervous to have your kids watch, never mind do. Motherly Advice: Your Clear Play can be well used in this flick by tapering language and some sexual comments, as well as trim back a graphic scene of boyfriend abuse.