The remake of the popular 1984 musical-romance, Footloose, hit theatres Friday and has proved to be a success. The movie follows the same synopsis as the original: a Boston-bred rebel, Ren MacCormack (Kenny Wormald), moves to the Bible belt town of Bomont. As a result of a devastating car crash following a local dance, Reverend Shaw Moore (Dennis Quaid) and the Bomont town councilmen outlaw dancing and excessively loud music. Unappeased by the new law, Ren straps on his dancing shoes and in the process of proving the normalcy of music and dance, wins the heart of Reverend Moore’s daughter, Ariel (Julianne Hough).
Today, the movie sits at number two in the box office behind Real Steel. Mixed reviews come from hard critics (found at metacritic.com) but a majority land in the upper 50%, while fan reviews have been consistently positive. Entertainment Weekly gave the film an “A-,” complementing its director, Craig Brewer, on pulling this film away from the original and establishing a “timeless zone in which children of all colors always yearn for freedom, and wise parents learn how to hand over the dance floor to the next generation.”
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