18 October 2011

Footloose Old VS New

On Saturday, with a friend, against my first initial thought, we went and saw "Footloose" the remake.

I will be very upfront and say I LOVE the 80s one with Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, and Chris Penn.

That's SJP (Sarah Jessica Parker) Above (incase you live under a rock and didn't know she was in footloose) She plays Rusty in the original. 

 I own the original on DVD. So I knew going into it, that I was pretty sure I wouldn't "love" this remake just bec of the fact that is was a REMAKE! 

It was "cute". Julianne Hough is not as skinny minnie as her days on Dancing with the stars! 
the lead actor who played Ren is really in fact from Boston, so his accent was genuine! 

What I did love about the movie was hearing a track in the film called "FAKE ID" by Big & Rich feat Gretchen Wilson 

I immediately came home and downloaded the song. 

The only thing I liked about the movie was the new guy who played Willard. He totally made the movie. 

Here's a clip of my fave scene in the "new" footloose that features that song FAKE ID! 


And from the 80s, this is my fave part in the old movie a scene between Chris Penn and Kevin Bacon

Ren: You like Men At Work?
Willard: what men?
Ren: Men at work.
Willard: well where do they work?
Ren: No, they're a music group.
Willard: well what do they call themselves?
Ren: Oh no! What about the Police?
Willard: What about 'em?
Ren: You ever heard them?
Willard: No, but I seen them.
Ren: Where, in concert?
Willard: No, behind you. 

Another fave clip from the ORIGINAL 



  1. Let's Hear It For the Boy is my fav part of the original movie! LOVE that song! I agree with you {we already talked about it via text over the weekend but I still want to comment on your post! haha} Willard DID make this whole movie, whereas in the ORIGINAL it was ALLLL KEVY!! :)
    Great review....agreed with it all.

  2. i really want to see the remake...i LOVED the original (especially the soundtrack). i'm glad you didn't say that the movie was horrible. :)

  3. I love the original! But I am a little curious about the remake...maybe I'll talk my husband in to taking me to see it!

  4. You're going to think I'm crazy but I haven't even seen the original lol! I am a LOSAHHH Hahaha. I can't wait to see the movie(s) though! :)

  5. Let's Hear It For the Boys is my absolute fav song from the movie! I always do the feet dance, lol!
    I love the original Footloose so much that I will probably never watch this remake!

  6. I love the original too and haven't decided if I want to bother seeing this one yet, I have heard both good and bad things about it...

  7. I am with you, I LOVE the original. Kevin Bacon, whew! ;) ha I am soo iffy about seeing the new one!! I don't know, ha! I would prob compare every little thing to the original one! I heard Blake Shelton's remake of the song 'Footloose' & actually liked his version.

  8. I havent really had the itch to go see the remake. It kind of looked like STOMP or those other dance movies. Sounds like the original is still the best?!?! - Sarah

  9. can you believe that i have never seen the original version! i need to asap!!! my friend want to see the remake and im thinking of watching it!!! hopefully it's good. im not expecting too much from it

  10. Willard DEFINITELY made the movie. he was hilarious! And I'm ashamed to admit this.. but I've never seen the original. (Don't shake your head.) I need to rent it PRONTO because I feel like originals are ALWAYS better.

  11. loving the review...it's sad that none of the remakes are ever quite as good as the original though!!

  12. I love SJP in “old” Footloose! Thanks for the review; I am contemplating whether or not I should pay money to see it in theaters or wait to critique in the comfort of my own home. I do love Julianne Hough though… hate her brother with a passion but, love her.

  13. yea im still on the fence about seeing the new one b/c i loved the old one sooo much...maybe ill drag myself to see it


  14. After seeing that clip... I am definitely going to see it this weekend... maybe evern before!!! :)

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  15. ugh why is she so darn perfect?! I love julianne

  16. All I have heard is that Willard makes the movie and that Julianne is so less of a bitch then the original Ariel. Thanks for sharing. I'm still torn on whether to spend the money or not.

  17. new all the way. i LOVED it so much. amazing post, love. It would mean the world if you'd stop by and check out my JewelMint photo shoot. Love to hear what you think. xo



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