Footloose (1984) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow

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A city boy moves to a small town where music and dancing are banned and he causes a stir. Ren moves from Chicago to the midwest and finds himself in a drab and lifeless small town. To add to his culture shock, the town has banned music and dancing much to the displeasure of the teens living there. He falls in love with the minister's daughter Ariel who has a wild streak and jealous boyfriend, she hangs out with Ren for the thrill. Ren also befriends Willard, a funny boy who gets him acquainted with "country life." As the teens pull rebellious stunts, the minister tries his best to remove Ren from his daughter's life. Ren mounts a prom and defends it at the city council, convincing the minister, but failing to get the approval of the other town members. The prom pushes through anyway, and they have a blast dancing at a mill located far from town.
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Best part of story, including ending: The 80's music and choreography.

Best scene in story: When Ren teaches Willard how to dance.

Opinion about the main character: I like Ren's upbeat personality and drive to change things.

The review of this Movie prepared by Tina Medina a Level 30 Banded Kingfisher scholar

Script Analysis of Footloose (1984)

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   dancer

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American Unusual characteristics:    -   Extremely cynical or arrogant


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   ignorant small town people

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of dancing

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