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Footloose portrays the timeless struggle between innocent pleasure and rigid morality, when city-boy Ren McCormick finds himself in an uptight Midwestern town where dancing has been banned.

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common sense

ON for kids age 13
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Positive messages
2 out of 5
Positive role models
0 out of 5
3 out of 5
3 out of 5

A dated rebellion tale.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that the music and movement will keep preteens entertained, but the sexual material and profanity may be too mature for the youngest. Teens will enjoy the energy of it, but the music is dated and the central conflict (to hold a dance or not) is a bit hard for teens to buy.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about how we stand up for our values.
  • What would you have done in Ren's shoes?
  • How do you relate to authority figures similar to the one portrayed by John Lithgow?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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Audience Reviews

3 stars

Kevin Bacons shining moment? I dont know but i still watch this one I catch it on TV. Fun movie.

- jmanard52, Sunday, June 29, 2008

2 stars

2 stars

- MizturY0da, Wednesday, September 8, 2010

3 stars

Dynamic! Soundtrack is superb and Kevin Bacon was just amazing... LOVE IT!

- dreamfaeries, Tuesday, June 1, 2010