Thursday, April 14, 2011

Let's Hear It For The Boy

"A city boy comes to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned." Also known as one of my most "favoritest" movies ever!!!!! As I was getting ready for work this morning (the house is quiet, everyone is sleeping but me so it's my quiet time with my thoughts, assuming I'm awake enough to think, and often this is where some of my blog topics will kick in) I thought of Ren McCormack. Why? I'm not sure why he crossed my mind so early in the morning, but however it did and it brought back some memories of my obsession with Kevin Bacon and this movie back in '84. He was the coolest and such a bad ass (I'm laughing out loud at myself as I write this). Ren McCormack, I would like to thank you for all your coolness, your tight jeans, your yellow VW Beetle and this movie, especially the dancing scene under the train tracks. Thank you for the "chicken" scene with Chuck and pushing his dumb a&$ into the water. You made my heart go pitter patter during that moment. I loved it when you and Ariel finally were this: Ariel Moore, I would like to thank you for your red cowboy boots.

I really wanted a pair after I saw this movie. See, I have always been a fan of cowboy boots and as a "youngster" I'm not sure I knew red was an option before this movie. I would often rock my more traditional cowboy boots (aka brown) during our dance extravaganzas in our basement with my PJ top and Smurfette underwear. Dad would put on the record, set up the video camera and my sisters, friends and I would go to town...a lot in thanks to you. I would also like to thank you for your shirt at the "Town Hall Meeting:"

Reverend Shaw Moore, you scared me. Every time I watched this movie, I thought you were so mean and your poor daughter was just trying to be a "normal" high school kid and not the preacher's daughter. The scene at the diner where she had the radio blaring on the hood of Chuck's truck and you came and shut if off...I.thought.I.was.going.to.die. Speaking of Chuck, Chuck Cranston, you were a d*&k and don't you know you aren't supposed to hit girls? Willard Hewitt, I mostly love you for your name, but also enjoyed your quirky ways throughout the movie, the blank stares and facial expressions were priceless! One of the best scenes in the entire movie is when Ren tries to teach you how to dance. It.was.awesome. Sarah Jessica Parker (Rusty)...who would ever think you would become this 15 years later:

Are you a fan of Footloose? What are some of your favorite moments? Characters? What is your staple childhood movie favorite?

I need to fit a viewing of this into my near future. But in the meantime, Let's Dance...

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2 comments:

the workaholic momma said...

OOOhhhh - I love this movie - the song "footloose" always brings out my best 80s dance moves!!

Megan said...

I love Kevin Bacon! Of course Footloose is a must watch repeatedly type of movie!