Kevin Bacon approves of the new 'Footloose'


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Looks like we weren’t the only ones to have the update of Footloose knock our socks (and Sunday shoes) off: Kevin Bacon, the original dancing rebel Ren MacCormack, tweeted his own approval of the remake. Bacon posted a picture of his ticket stub and wrote from his Twitter page, “F-Loose! Just saw it. Congrats to Craig, Kenny, Julianne, Dennis,Andie, Miles, and the rest of the cast. U guys roc…”

It’s hard to decide who’s freaking out over this more right now: Kenny Wormald (and the rest of the cast and crew, for that matter) who now knows that he has Bacon’s blessing (Mmmm, bacon blessings) for taking over the part and doing it justice, or the people that were at the AMC Loews Boston Common 19 on Sunday for the 12:10 showing and now realize they were one degree — and possibly one seat away — from Kevin Bacon. Either way, because of the fact that he was gracious enough to pass on the Footloose torch and goes to the movies just like the rest of us, we’ll let it slide that Bacon was four minutes late to the showing. (Doesn’t he know the trailers are the best part?!)

Read more:
‘Footloose’ DVD review
Kevin Bacon remembers ‘Footloose’
Kevin Bacon’s never-before-seen audition for ‘Footloose’ — EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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  • Cee Lo Blue

    Of course, he approves of it. Typical political correctness by celebrities towards each other.

    • deluded

      The big question is will he approve of a remake of the 80s bicylce messenger classic “Quicksilver” he starred in. I know I’m on pins and needles

      • Laugh

        and then the remake of She’s Having a Baby…it was on tv this weekend…some real funny in that movie and a reallllly young Alec Baldwin!

      • emmitt22

        That was Mathew Modine Duh!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • neener


        NO, that was Alec Baldwin. Look it up, wonder boy.

      • Ian

        not sure if Emmitt was being sarcastic, but Modine is not in Quicksilver or She’s Having a Baby. He rides a bike in Vision Quest, but not every movie featuring a bicycle is Quicksilver. Duh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Tink Tink

        uummm Ian Matt Modine drives a beat up old red Chevy in Vision Qwest its the first Cougar movie

    • stu

      The Dirty Dancing remake killed Patrick Swayze.

      • Joy McBride

        You idiot!! The dirty dancing remake hasn’t even been cast yet! And the Footloose remake is amazing! Give it a chance.

      • Kevin

        Actually, it did give me a sour stomach

      • Chelsea

        I know they’re doing another one but DD was already remade (Havana Nights) and Swayze was IN IT.

    • Reality

      In other news John Lithgow’s head just exploded after watching the commercial for the remake, and Lori Singer had to take a dump..back to you Kevin!

    • David

      Was the original one supposed to be good? Always thought it was pretty lame itself.

      • rye

        It was totally lame. Talk about being overrated!

    • Captain

      Maybe he just actually likes it. I’ve seen it and it’s actually pretty good. He didn’t have to tweet about it or even spend his money on it but he did, I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t have unecessarily praised it just to be nice.

    • Fred

      That’s absurd, Cee Lo Blue. If he didn’t like it, he’d say he didn’t like it or not say anything.

  • Wu-Tizzle

    The “writers” of are idiots.

    • DRG

      They are just idiots — they are idiots who are obsessed with this remake.

      • Justin

        Why come to a site where all the writers are “idiots?” It makes you look like more of an idiot. Get over yourself. The writers do their best and give their OPINIONS, which is the whole point of this site, to review things. I happen to agree with their review of Footloose for the most part, as do a boatload of other critics and movie goers.

      • The Truth

        Wow it has been a whole two days since an article was posted about “Footloose”..hmm sure the articles about Darren Criss, Glee, Ryan Gosling, Twilight, The Vampire Diaries, and Laddy Ga Ga are coming soon, because after all that is all there is in this world right EW?

      • Reality

        Hate to burst your bubble Justin, but with the the exception of EW the majority of the reviews have been so so at best!

      • rye

        Justin= EW “writer”.

    • Captain

      You’re here so what does that say about you?

      • Thank You

        Thank You @ Captain i dont get why people like @ Wu-Tizzle and @ The Truth even waste their time to comment it just makes them look pathetic and just an FYI to Wu and The Truth this website and magazine are called ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY so anything that has to do with what is happening WEEKLY in ENTERTAINMENT is going to be on this site and in the magazine

  • frank

    Gottta love Kevin bacon , if anyone in that movie has a career as long as him , they should be thankful to Footloose for making it possible. Look what it did for him.

  • LOL

    Kevin Bacon loves crap.

    • Bacon

      He is not one of us.

      • The Real Bacon

        Neither are you.

  • AliciaJo

    I thought this was going to be about him making fun of Footloose on Robot Chicken with the use of Charlie Brown.

  • Betsie48

    They did the bridge scene in my town but they were smart and did it on a Friday Night when the whole town was distracted by a home High School Football game. When the game let out they were already finished.

    • stu

      ur town sounds like fun. NOT!

      • mark


  • abadstroller

    Everything is better with Bacon….

    • Bacon

      Unless it is covered under a mountain of cheese.

      • Rich

        I like Kevin Bacon but your comment was hilarious.

  • Jane

    Does this mean he wasn’t invited to the premiere? Tsk, tsk…

  • harry miller

    My best friend’s mom makes $77 an hour on the computer. She has been out of job for 9 months but last month her check was $7487 just working on the computer for a few hours. Read about it here Nutty

    • The Chew!

      Awesome, harry. Now your mom can afford to take you to see Footloose. Hell, she might even be able to splurge on popcorn and soda.

      Hey, harry, say hello to your mother for me.

  • Zaldamo

    So? Personally I think it blows chunks.

    • Kevin

      no cut foot loose? meh

  • Lenny

    Took my 8year old to see it last week at Mall of America. Was really surprised but it was damn good. And THIS kid did all of his own dancing -unlike Kevin.

    • Charlie Harper’s Ghost

      Too bad he couldn’t get Kevin Bacon to do his acting. Oh, and Kevin can hold his own on the dance floor. But ya know, something tells me the starrer of this retread won’t be thought of in 30-years. Pretty sure no ones gonna care to remake one of his movies.

      Oh, and thanks for the “Mall of America” reference. It really puts things in perspective.

  • AbbeN

    This new Footloose just proves everything really is better with Bacon.

  • Sherri

    Big surprise there……

  • Rich

    You do know that all things lead back to Kevin Bacon! We are talking about royalty here.

  • nc_mike

    Didn’t Kevin Bacon have his pork cooked by Bernie Madoff? I ‘ll bet that’s the remake he’d not want to see!

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