Friday, October 14, 2011


Dear Everyone who said this remake wouldn’t work,

I am writing you today to tell you something everyone gets told every now and then…. You were wrong.
The reason I am writing to you like this in public on my blog, is so that those who at first listened to you will go see the movie and judge for themselves! Please know I am not here to hurt feelings, just to tell the truth.

Your friend,

Just because a remake comes along, it doesn’t mean the first movie isn’t still a classic! There is room for two in this world.

Now on to the review.

Julianne Hough (right) as Ariel Moore and Kenny Wormald (left) as Ren MacCormack in Paramount Pictures' FOOTLOOSE. Photo credit: K.C. Bailey

Newcomer Kenny Wormald plays Ren MacCormack, the city boy who moves into a small southern town called Bomont, which is a big change from Boston. During his first days in Bomont, Ren meets the Reverend’s daughter Ariel Moore played by Julianne Hough (Dancing With The Stars). I have always been a Julianne Hough fan since she was on Dancing With The Stars. Even if I didn’t know it then, I watched her very first movie “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” in 2001. She was outstanding in Footloose, as was Kenny Wormald. They worked great together and in my view did a great job in the roles of Ren and Ariel.

Now Ren and Ariel weren’t alone in this film, there are a few main characters I would like to talk about. Starting off with the Ariel’s father, Reverend Shaw Moore, played by Dennis Quaid (The Rookie, Soul Surfer, Vantage Point). Quaid did an awesome job as Reverend Moore along his on screen wife Vi Moore played by Andie MacDowell (Groundhog Day, Monte Carlo, Muppets from Space) who also did an fantastic job. Ren’s friend and classmate Willard is playing by Miles Teller, this was good choice for the role since both Teller and Wormald play perfect off each other during the film. Ray McKinnon (The Blind Side. O Brother, Where Art Thou?) and Kim Dickens (The Blind Side, Lost) played Ren’s aunt and uncle, Lulu and Wes Warnicker, the pair was wonderful as family for Ren. Ariel’s best friend Rusty was played by Ziah Colon who also is a up and coming name in the movie world, did a outstanding job in her first big screen film. Director and Screenplay Writer Craig Brewer did an first-class job with this movie, along side his brilliant crew. Jarmal Sims (who was kind enough to RT my post about the movie on Twitter) did an high-quality job as the choreographer of the film, I even had my feet moving because the dancing was exceptional.

Now one of the great things about this movie was detail, starting with Ren’s Yellow Volkswagen which he had to fix to drive. When he starting fixing the car, there was no cover on the back over the motor, after couple times of seeing him fix the car, you see that there is a cover. (Note: The yellow on the car and the yellow on the cover are not the same shade, which brings the feel of real life details into the movie).

Photo credit: K.C. Bailey Julianne Hough plays Ariel (center) and Kenny Wormald plays Ren (center right, in white t-shirt) in FOOTLOOSE, from Paramount Pictures. (c) 2011 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

Photo credit: K.C. Bailey Julianne Hough plays Ariel in FOOTLOOSE, from Paramount Pictures. (c) 2011 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

With this movie I am going to start a new thing, with this review.



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