Release date: 14 October 2011
Running time: 113 mins
Director: Craig Brewer
Starring: Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid
You can't stop rock and roll! That's a message kids have had for old squares since the 1950s. And rarely has it been delivered so rousingly as in 1984's 'Footloose', now remade by 'Hustle and Flow' director Craig Brewer. Down in the sleepy southern town of Bomont, things get all shook up with the arrival of Ren MacCormack (Kenny Wormald) from Boston.
The town is still grieving for five teens who died tragically after a night out five years earlier. The local council and the Reverend Shaw Moore (Dennis Quaid) responded by imposing a strict ban on all public partying, dancing and loud music. But Ren isn't going to take that lying down - and it's not long before he's orchestrated a teen rebellion.
To complicate matters further, he also falls for the reverend's daughter, Ariel (Julianne Hough).
Screenplay: Craig Brewer, Dean Pitchford Distributor: Paramount
You should see it because: A fresh young cast - plus great songs old and new - bring this timeless tale to a new generation.
See it if you liked: Hairspray (2007), Fame (2009), Burlesque (2010)