- 1 hr 47 min
In the small town of Bomont, dancing and rock music are banned following a tragic accident involving some local teenagers. After the loss of his mother, Ren (Kevin Bacon) moves to Bomont from Chicago and is shocked to learn that the town has a curfew and it is illegal to dance or listen to music. Ren is immediately at odds with the town officials, especially Reverend Shaw Moore (John Lithgow), who is one of the main proponents of the ban. However, Ren is not alone in his displeasure with the law. The reverend's daughter, Ariel (Lori Singer), and her friends are ready to rebel and break the law. Ren soon becomes passionate about changing the town's attitudes towards dancing and music, and he starts organizing a dance with the help of Ariel and some of her rebellious friends. However, the conservative nature of the town and hostility from the reverend bring up obstacles in Ren's quest to inspire a new generation of Bomont residents and ultimately get them to express themselves through dance. Along the way, Ren faces personal struggles as well, including a budding romantic relationship with Ariel and the constant pressure of being an outsider in a town that scoffs at outsiders. Nevertheless, Ren remains determined and pushes forward, with the dance becoming the biggest event in town in years, despite the protest of some local residents who want to keep things the way they are. As the day of the dance approaches, tensions mount and the stage is set for a final showdown between the conservative views of the town and Ren's determination to let the kids have their chance at creative expression. In the end, Ren's efforts to inspire a new way of life in Bomont may just end up changing the town forever. Footloose from 1984 is a classic coming-of-age movie that features themes of love, courage, acceptance, and rebellion. With Kevin Bacon's brilliant and energetic performance, this is a film that ultimately celebrates freedom of expression and the bravery of those who dare to stand up for what they believe in, despite the odds. It will make you want to dance and sing along, and you'll be left with a sense of hope that people can change and that the future is bright for the next generation.