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Reviving a Classic!
|City kid ren maccormack moves to a small town where rock 'n' roll and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.|
"...Footloose is fine... Philadelphia Inquirer
"...has sex, swagger, and even an edge of danger... The A.V. Club
Editor's NoteHUSTLE & FLOW director Craig Brewer takes the helm for this remake of the popular 1984 musical romance about a big-city teen who moves to a town that has outlawed dancing. Uprooted from Boston and reluctantly transplanted to the small Bible Belt town of Bomont, Ren MacCormack (Kenny Wormald) finds himself in a repressed community still reeling from a devastating loss. Shortly before he arrived in Bomont, five local teens perished in a tragic car accident following a local dance. As a result, the upstanding Reverend Shaw Moore (Dennis Quaid) and the local councilmen passed a strict ordinance outlawing both dancing and excessively loud music. Convinced that the new law is hopelessly misguided, rebellious Ren puts on his dancing shoes and wins the heart of Reverend Moore's distraught daughter, Ariel (Julianne Hough), while showing his fellow classmates that it's perfectly normal to blow off a little steam with some loud music and good friends.
Footloose (2011) - DVD Review
filmcritic.com DVD Reviews
Published on: 3/6/2012 5:01 AM
|Based on his features Hustle and Flow and Black Snake Moan, it seems like writer-director Craig Brewer has been itching to make a musical; Hustle was steeped in rap music (including the Oscar-winning "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp"!), while Sam Jackson sang the blues for Moan. Without a big star and/or a Broadway hit, though, the best way to inch closer to making a Hollywood musical is to make a dance movie for teenagers, which I guess is how Brewer wound up remaking Footloose for 2011....read the full review|
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