Footloose (1984)

Watched 20130705 (Netflix, Instant)
Footloose (1984) Herbert Ross. 107 min

Ren McCormack (Kevin Bacon) prepares for a tractor battle.

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Ren teaching his friend Willard to dance.

As a whole, I was expecting more from this movie than what I got from watching it. While there was some fun dancing involved, I found any conflict in the movie mild and unexpected. There were little spikes of excitement here and there, but outside of these spikes, the movie just wasn't crazy enough for me. After some thought, I suppose I was expecting this movie to be similar to Billy Elliot (2000) or Flashdance (1983). In particular, I like the angry dance in Billy Elliot more than the angry dance in Footloose.

Ren and Ariel.

With that being said, I would still recommend this movie to anybody who enjoyed Billy Elliot or Flashdance.

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Instant Comments:
"Men at Work"? What about the "Police"? Ha.
Tsk tsk tsk "It doesn't confuse people's minds."
"I thought only assholes say 'pansies.'"
The song "Footloose" plays at the 50 minute mark.

Willard breaking out the dance moves.

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