#Footloose – Review – #ThrowbackThursday

Footloose – Budget of $8.2 million – 1 hour and 50 minutes

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Footloose
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Ren moves to a new town for a fresh start but feels restricted by the town’s rules.  They have outlawed drinking, certain music, certain books, and dancing.  While these things are restricted, the teens in the town sneak off and enjoy the forbidden fruit.  The wildest of them all is Ariel, the reverend’s daughter.  She dances, plays music, and risk her life every chance she gets.  When Ariel meets Ren, she thinks he is cute but ignores him.  Later, she can’t deny her attraction when he “wins” a game of tractor chicken.  She believes he is the escape she needs.  However, Ren just wants to have fun and sees Ariel as a hurt wild child with an overprotective, religious father.  They both want an escape from the strict ways of the town.  So, Ren is inspired to hold the town’s first dance in years.  Definitely, the townspeople and Rev. Moore will have something to say about that.

Very long intro, with a slow build, a serious climax, and a rhythmic.  Today, this movie feels more like an after-school special than a major motion film.  It did have some lag and used too much time building to the characters’ backstory.  Ariel has a reason for her rebellion but you don’t find out until 50 minutes into the movie.  And Ren’s reveal is closer to the end.  Having this information makes you see the two as strong individuals and not just spoiled teenagers.  While this movie has classic moments, it doesn’t stand out in the 80s genre teen movies; it doesn’t stand out now.  Watch Footloose if you are feeling nostalgic, otherwise skip it.

I give it 2 out of 5 stars

Your mother didn’t think you had any money with you – Rev. Moore

I like that hat man. They sell men’s clothes where you got that – Ren

There ain’t nothing to do with me, daddy – Ariel

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