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Footloose cuts loose 

New version of 1984 dance movie makes some good moves

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Was there even a need to remake Footloose? Probably not, but that doesn’t mean Craig Brewer’s adaptation of the Kevin Bacon classic should be dismissed by fans of the original. Footloose follows the 1984 version closely, keeping the majority of the original plot and script intact, but slight changes update it for modern audiences. The characters are a bit sexier, the dancing is more aggressive (lots of krump battles and grinding) and the music is cooler (ie angry dance montages to The White Stripes). Kenny Wormland does a good job filling the shoes of Kevin Bacon’s Ren MacCormack, giving the character more of a Bostonian tough guy charm. But whether you’re a fan of the Bacon version or new to the material, Footloose will entertain both audiences.

Rated PG-13 (MPAA) · 113 min. · 2011
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Director: Craig Brewer
Writer: Craig Brewer
Producer: Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, Brad Weston and Dylan Sellers
Cast: Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid and Miles Teller


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