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Movie Review: Footloose (PG-13)


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MPAA Rating: PG-13     Length: 113 minutes

Age Appropriate for: 15+. It’s mainly sexy stuff, like sexually charged dancing, an implied sex scene, some kissing and lewd talk. Otherwise there’s cursing, drug use and drinking, and some violence, like relationship abuse and a car crash.

Did ‘Footloose’ really need to be remade? Doubtful. But the 2011 version ups the dancing ante and keeps the right plot elements in place for a silly, enjoyable twist on Kevin Bacon’s original dance, dance revolution.

I will say this now: Kevin Bacon dancing his rage out in an abandoned barn is the best part of the original “Footloose,” released in 1984 as one of that decade’s choreography-centered teen flicks. Don’t argue with that; you’ll just be wrong.


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