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Footloose (1984)

Featuring: Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer & John Lithgow

Format: DVD | Rating: 15 years & over

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  It's time to kick off those Sunday shoe's again!

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I remember seeing this with my girlfriend at the cresent cinema in Pontefract way back in the summer of 1984.... now I feel old!
It's amazing how fast 28 years and a remake goes by, but has the film aged?
Of course it has, Footloose was a film built around a soundtrack, but then again so was Flashdance and Top Gun and even to some extent Beverly Hills Cop, Footloose and the likes was a product of it's time. Now looking back on the original the films cracks do show, for a film about the Kids right to party at times it's plodding and althogh the film opens up with the classic Kenny Loggins theme with the iconic footwork there's very little dance in it, but Bacon is excellent, Lori Singer is a bit like her chest (Flat) and John Lithgow is as always excellent, even Chris Penn is outstanding as you'll have to do a double take as in this he's young and slim it's a shame as Chris Penn was a underrated actor before he ballooned, exploded and sadly died.
But it's the nostalgia you watch this blast from the past for, as back then there was no Internet, Mobile Phones, we all had Sony walkmans and most of us danced really badly as it seemed we either did the Bruce Springsteen's "Dancin in the Dark" dance moves or boddy popped! Check out Bacons frustration dance in the abandoned mill, it's dimly lit due to the fact that the back flipping, cartwheeling body double looks nothing like him. But it all adds to the charm. Footloose is a bubblegum movie, it's great fix of cheesy guilty pleasure. 2011 brought us the "actually it's pretty good!" sequel that ironed out most of the creaks and gave it a slicker face-lift, but where the remake was much slicker, the original 1984 movie still has more heart.
Only one thing niggles me and back in 1984 the film had a PG certificate as I was only 13 when I saw it, so why the Certificate 15?
See if you like......
Flashdance.
Top Gun.
Pretty In Pink.
The Breakfast Club.
Beverly Hills Cop.
Footloose 2011.

  It's time to kick off those Sunday shoe's again!

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I remember seeing this with my girlfriend at the cresent cinema in Pontefract way back in the summer of 1984.... now I feel old!
It's amazing how fast 28 years and a remake goes by, but has the film aged?
Of course it has, Footloose was a film built around a soundtrack, but then again so was Flashdance and Top Gun and even to some extent Beverly Hills Cop, Footloose and the likes was a product of it's time. Now looking back on the original the films cracks do show, for a film about the Kids right to party at times it's plodding and althogh the film opens up with the classic Kenny Loggins theme with the iconic footwork there's very little dance in it, but Bacon is excellent, Lori Singer is a bit like her chest (Flat) and John Lithgow is as always excellent, even Chris Penn is outstanding as you'll have to do a double take as in this he's young and slim it's a shame as Chris Penn was a underrated actor before he ballooned, exploded and sadly died.
But it's the nostalgia you watch this blast from the past for, as back then there was no Internet, Mobile Phones, we all had Sony walkmans and most of us danced really badly as it seemed we either did the Bruce Springsteen's "Dancin in the Dark" dance moves or boddy popped! Check out Bacons frustration dance in the abandoned mill, it's dimly lit due to the fact that the back flipping, cartwheeling body double looks nothing like him. But it all adds to the charm. Footloose is a bubblegum movie, it's great fix of cheesy guilty pleasure. 2011 brought us the "actually it's pretty good!" sequel that ironed out most of the creaks and gave it a slicker face-lift, but where the remake was much slicker, the original 1984 movie still has more heart.
Only one thing niggles me and back in 1984 the film had a PG certificate as I was only 13 when I saw it, so why the Certificate 15?
See if you like......
Flashdance.
Top Gun.
Pretty In Pink.
The Breakfast Club.
Beverly Hills Cop.
Footloose 2011.

  FEEL GOOD 80'S FLICK

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Im a child of the 80's and love all things 80's and this suprb feel good 80's hit is simply brilliant.
Yes it is outdated now but you cant help but sing along with the amazing 80's soundtrack which is loaded with massive hits from the 80's.
Kevin Bacon is great in the lead role that rebels against the towns dancing and music ban to lead the senior class into their first senior dance in over 5 years.
This is a must for anyone who loves 80's films or if you like Dirty Dancing and Flashdance then you will love Footloose.

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  Nostalgia

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I was only a nipper when Footloose came out but, luckily, I had an older cousin and it has always been a fave of mine. The soundtrack is amazing and, although somewhat old-fashioned these days, it's still a great film. And for this price it doesn't matter if you watch it and don't like it! Excellent buy.

  Footloose - it's so 1984

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What can I say? If you're a child of the '80s and remember seeing this for the first time at the cinema or (like me) a couple of years later on video, this DVD is important for nostalgic purposes. This obviously appeals to 30-something women because of the now dated dance scenes, and I defy anyone falling into that category to resist wanting to watch the whole thing again when the credits start rolling at the end.

In response to a previous review, there is a special edition version of Footloose but it's only available from America. Luckily, thanks to my obsession with this film and a thoughtful husband, I own one!

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  Mega teen flick

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I saw this three times at the cinema in the 80s when it originally came out. Absolutely loved it so I had to buy the dvd, it brings back a lot of teenage memories. Pity a dvd with some good extras hasn`t been released...yet, but I give it 5 stars anyway. Kevin Bacon is brilliant as Ren, the new kid in town who just wants to dance!

  Great Music

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Loved the film. The dancing was pretty good too. Kevin Bacon is trying to make a difference in a quiet, boring town. See how one teen can change a whole towns way of thinking. Another classic film.....well worth the watch.

  "I thought this was a party. LET'S DANCE!"

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Kevin Bacon takes on small town America with the power of dance! Aided by a brick-sized walkman and a Kenny Loggins title song, our light footed rebel pouts, struts, and bangs surfaces hard with his hands to bring bad Eighties dancing to a bunch of hicks. While the rest of the world were transfixed by breakdancing, this Wayne Sleep is dragging his new friends kicking and screaming into the Fifties.
Even better our Kev plays chicken with tractors, smokes, and dances out his anger in beautifully lit factories; of course smashing against the hood of his car while drinking a brew to prove how angry he is.
Still Kev beats the authorities with the aid of Sarah Jessica Parker(with even less style than she has now), the girl from Fame, and Chris Penn who he teaches to dance in an hilarious montage. And what does he succeed in winning for the young teens? A party so hideous your nan would shun it.
So is it any good? Of course it is-a guilty pleasure to die for. Let's Hear It For The Boy!

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  A GREAT FILM,KEVIN BACON REALLY SHINES!!!

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I have seen this film on tv twice and enjoyed watching it both times.Kevin Bacon gives a brilliant performance as per usual.
Buy this dvd,it's a great addition to any dvd collection!

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