Footloose (1984)

Herbert Ross directs Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer and John Lithgow in this teen rebellion dance flick where a small town has banned dancing but the new boy has got the moves.

Does exactly what it says on the tin. If you are an MTV kid this is a half a dozen music videos to pop hits masquerading as set pieces. If you are looking for nostalgic cheese, this gets the balance just about right. Lori Singer can’t act. Chris Penn really, really can’t dance. Glitter performs a military coup in the final minutes. It is no Rebel Without a Cause even if it doggedly follows the steps if not the emotions. It ain’t even a Tuff Turf. But its heart is in the right place and most of the cast deservedly moved up onto better roles.


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