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Hello??? If you have not seen this movie I would be shocked! I would also urge you to watch it right now! I initially watched this movie while I was living in Sweden in 1985. I loved it, my husband loved it and my kids loved it! It was very entertaining; the story was easy to follow and very interesting, the cast was just excellent in every way possible and the music just rocked! At the time, Sweden did not have 'public television' broadcasting so renting VCR tapes was what we watched in the evening for entertainment (also a lot of board and card games). Not that there was a shortage of movies to rent but Footloose was watched many many times over. Fast forward to today... What is a VCR tape and who is Kenny Loggins? I recently told my ten year old Granddaughter about the movie and one afternoon we decided to watch it. I loved it just as much in 2016 as I did in 1985 and my Granddaughter loved it - she fell in love with Ren and the rest of the cast and she loved the movie - only Kenny Loggins and Footloose for this family!!!
Reviewed in the United States on November 19, 2019
"Footloose" is a classic film that belongs in everybody's film library. It really can't be considered a great work of art but it's so engaging and entertaining that it's become one of those movies that appeals to all ages and never gets tiresome, no matter how many times you see it. A town that has made dancing illegal sounds like a totally invented movie situation. In the special features on this edition you learn it's based on a real town that really had that law. Oddly enough, there really isn't a lot of dancing in the film even though the soundtrack pumps out the dance hits one after another. Besides the title track there's the songs "I Need A Hero", "Let's Hear It For the Boy" and "Dancing In The Sheets" to name but a few sprinkled generously throughout the story. Along with the '80's clothes and hairstyles the high school culture depicted in the film no longer seems to exist either. It's more like what earlier generations remember were big problems for adolescents--trying to fit into a new school and community, problems with parents that don't seem to understand what you're going through, the temptations of marijuana and alcohol and troubles with romantic relationships. These coming-of-age difficulties still exist but they have been overshadowed by gun violence. So put this video in your DVR, sit back, and relax and enjoy the way things used to be--when you could go to school, church and work without fear of losing your life. It's nice to remember when. Let's hope we can get together and make that style of American life relevant again.
The ORIGINAL and The Best. NO ONE can replace Kevin Bacon and IMO the new version SUCKS and not only does the acting suck but the essence of the original was entirely missed in the remake. Please Hollywood STOP remaking classic movies, most of them are no good.
I mean... WHY?!? This is the OG!! It’s like going to ‘Machine Gun Kelly’ Colson Baker when you have access to THE Machine Gun Kelly and his Thompson sub. Colson Baker might be newer and shinier and brighter, but he ain’t the OG.
Here’s a few more direct reasons... young Kevin Bacon is wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy hotter than young whoyamadoodleit in the remake. And while Julianne Hough is obviously better looking and a better dancer than Lori Singer, that character isn't the main vantage point of the script. It ‘unbalanced’ the remake, IMO. Plus, young SJP (who famously morphed into iconic SJP) is refreshing: It’s nice to know we can all evolve from goofy & gangly & awkward into fashionistas, given the budget - lol.
Reviewed in the United States on September 16, 2017
As a person who grew up in the 80's, I can't recommend this movie too much. There was no need to remake this classic. How can you EVER replace fresh Bacon? The music is wild and the beat is awesome. Get your church riot gear here. Back to your roots of rock and roll and authority class. Anarchy and spike hair unite!
Footloose is a teenage ball of cheese from the 1980's. It has a message that it delivers to all generations, asking them if music and dance is a source of debauchery and drugs. Can you have dance and music with out being sex driven maniacs? Does religion save? Do adults know every thing? Kevin Bacon and Jon Lithgow star in this movie about a Midwest town which is lead by the religious right, who want to burn books and ban dance and music. There is a great supporting cast and it has a top 20 sound track. While some might find it to be a dated movie, in a sense it is, the movie has stood the test of time for now.
i love the movie, the cast, the music .. i can not imagine living in an area that didn't have the chance to jam their tunes. i recall the hubby and i going to an area ... while camping ... wanting some drinks. we are not drinkers ... well real drinkers ...and the lady at Walmart was like this is a "dry country" R U KIDDING ME ... i mean it was like 2 or less years ago ... in the 2000s at least ...aren't they missing out on money that way?? i can not imagine if folks wanna drink? i mean here in VA u have to go to the ABC store ...but in Louisiana u go to the Walmart and hard liquor is on the bottom shelf where little ones can touch it? so i mean ... the world is wild. i guess we all have our ways ...but such a moving movie .. u understand how kids (grown up kids) would feel in a high school situation??! religious beliefs etc. i guess i can understand certain rules ...but not so many.
Chris Penn was the heart and soul of this movie...he was a great dancer, very natural, loose and limber in his moves. This was a great movie because of him. Great songs...loved it. The dynamic between Kevin and Lori was so sweet and their acting was so good you believed they ''got'' each other. You really believed ''Ariel'' was trying to end her life and Ren wondered and cared why. After their trip to the nightclub he knew why but the emotion in the acting was that good. Their first kiss was so filled with believability. Miles above the remake in terms of acting. This movie is 100% worth watching.
5.0 out of 5 starsGerman edition Blu Ray of Footloose (1984) Well worth buying,,
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 5, 2019
This review is for the German release Blu Ray edition of Footloose (1984). The box is a slimline USA style. The cover has a large green certification symbol on the front but the cover is reversible without the symbol on the other side. The spine has Footloose in English and Paramount logo. After the disc is inserted you get the Paramount HD logo and then a choice... The choice is which language. If you choose English the disc Menu is in English and the soundtrack. The disc is exactly the same as the UK edition. I am really pleased I bought this as it is a lot cheaper than the UK edition.
5.0 out of 5 starscharm, high jinks and a few scraps
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 24, 2015
It's hard to imagine what effect this very 80s film has on young people now, but if you were the age of the characters back in 1984, it exerts an irresistiible pull, right from the very 80s pop on the soundtrack, the clothes, the hairstyles, and a certain energy without edge. The world seemed a more naive place, even though the banning of dancing in public seems unusual, as has occurred in Bomont ... Kevin Bacon (Ren) arrives from Chicago and tries to overturn the ban, gets romance with the very pretty preacher's daughter (Lori Singer), gets a best friend in Chris Penn, who he teaches the dance moves to, and locks horns with the preacher himself (John Lithgow). It's a measure of the skill of the film that the Rev. Shaw Moore is drawn with some subtlety, being very opposed to book censorship, and actively stopping the burning of titles at a local school. Behind his support for the dance ban is a personal tragedy that the film blends in very well to the story about the kids in their last year at school. The dance sequences are very enjoyable, Bacon and Singer look superb, and Chris Penn is also a complete winner - it's the film to bring out the winner in you ...
Catching up on 80s and 90s 'classics'. Never watched this before but glad I did (much better than Dirty Dancing in my view). Quite an 'old-fashioned' storyline - could perhaps have been more realistically set in the '50s (or even '30s), but perhaps that's what bible-belt America was like. Kevin Bacon and John Lithgow both excellent.
My dvd came very fast, absolutely love this film as does my daughter...only problem i found was even though the dvd is new, it played up at the end of the film /: managed to sort it out so i could watch the end with out it playing up though and hasn’t played up again since so hopefully it was a one off :)
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 4, 2017
a new boy moves to a town where,music,drinking and dancing are banned by the town council and a priest.he sets out to have the law of dance quashed with the help of the priests daughter who drinks,dances.a great film that will get you in themood to sing and dance.RECOMMEND