2011, 113 mins, [PG-13]
Re: A big city boy (He's from "Boston...Mass" every time, in case you weren't sure which Boston) moves to a small Georgia town where dancing is outlawed. Ipso Facto, only outlaws dance.
Outstanding: The dancing in this is really fascinating. There's still some of the herky, jerky urban stuff that's so popular, but the bulk of it is a ballet-like mix of old-school and gymnastics and something else. I'm not a dancer - I have no idea. At any rate, it's pretty impressive. Dennis Quaid does a fine job as the preacher whose son died and whose daughter's giant blue eyes have strayed to the newcomer.
Unacceptable: It's a movie about teenagers dancing and rebelling and I'm a thirty-three year old man sitting at home watching it on a Monday afternoon.
Summary: I always enjoyed the original Footloose from when I was a kid and they do an admirable job staying true to the source while updating it for modern audiences. The direct homages are brilliant. Not really my cup of tea, but I quite enjoyed it all the same.