Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I often say this, but I cannot believe I have not yet posted a summary of this film. Footloose is absolutely my favorite 80s dance movie. This is the story of Ren (Kevin Bacon), a new kid in small town America. He soon learns that the book-burning, God-fearing Christians populating his new home have made dancing illegal. ("Jump back!") He also starts up a little chemistry with the preacher's kid, Ariel, the town bad-girl. Best of all is the soundtrack. It was one of the first cassette tapes I ever had as a kid. People should definitely do themselves a favor and "cut footloose."