7.05.2011

Footloose

Have you seen the trailer for Footloose yet?


Everyone’s favorite '80s movie is Dirty Dancing. I like it just fine, but Footloose was and still is my absolute favorite! I had a crush on Ren. I wanted to be Ariel in her red boots. I don't feel good about this remake at all. It is too soon and why mess with a good thing, you know? It looks kinda skanky, but I guess that's what the kids are into these days. (I'm so old.) And Ren's accent makes me cringe. Sigh...I will probably still see it. 

If you have never seen the original (gasp!) and don’t know the story, it’s about a teenager named Ren (Kevin Bacon) who moves to a small town from Chicago. When he gets there he realizes the city has banned rock music and dancing. He falls in love with Ariel (Lori Singer) who is the preacher’s daughter and an asshole’s girlfriend. Ren tries to convince the city council to allow dancing, using Bible verses as his argument. At first they say no, but eventually have a change of heart. Ariel's abusive boyfriend breaks up with her (that was an intense scene) and the kids have the best prom ever! Also, Sarah Jessica Parker and the late Chris Penn play Ren and Ariel's friends.








Everybody cut footloose!

5 comments:

Hannah @ The New Black said...

I am one of the few {or the only one left out here} that has never seen Footloose. I'll get around to it...someday!

ErinMSW said...

Yeah, I'm really not sure how I feel about it. I'll probably wait till it's On Demand. For free. And my husband's away. Ha ha.

Christianna said...

Gasp, I'm not a huge "Footloose" fan. I've tried, but to no avail! I'm one of those "Dirty Dancing" people...

On the count of the new movie, the dancing looks legit, but I am a huge hip hop fan/dancer, so that could have something to do with that fact...

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I have never seen Dirty Dancing or Footloose...I know! I need to get on it. I'm sure I'll see the Footloose remake :)

hotpants™ said...

I didn't appreciate Dirty Dancing until I got older. I'm indifferent about Footloose. It's good, but I don't have to watch it if it's on. I'd rather see Pretty in Pink or Mannequin. :) I do not want to see the remake at all though.