Dance and jive (or however you boogey when no one’s watching, for you shy types out there) to four clips from Craig Brewer’s remake of the ’80s cult favorite “Footloose”. It’s too bad Brewer didn’t convince Kevin Bacon to make a cameo. Maybe show up as the D.J. at the prom or the waiter at the diner scene or something like that. Maybe as an extra at the line dance. It would be like, “Hey, isn’t that Kevin Bacon?” The audience would go nuts. But maybe that’s just me.
Ren MacCormack (played by newcomer Kenny Wormald) is transplanted from Boston to the small southern town of Bomont where he experiences a heavy dose of culture shock. A few years prior, the community was rocked by a tragic accident that killed five teenagers after a night out and Bomont’s local councilmen and the beloved Reverend Shaw Moore (Dennis Quaid) responded by implementing ordinances that prohibit loud music and dancing. Not one to bow to the status quo, Ren challenges the ban, revitalizing the town and falling in love with the minister’s troubled daughter Ariel (Julianne Hough) in the process.
Starring Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid, Ziah Colon, Ray McKinnon, Miles Teller, Ser’Darius William Blain, Patrick John Flueger, and Andie MacDowell.
Jiving in theaters October 14, 2011.
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