Bottom Line: Ahhh, Hollywood’s never-ending quest to squeeze more green water from the box office sponge. Yes, the fight-for-your-right-to-dance plot is still corny – but it’s time, 27 years later, to cut loose again! Whether you’re a fan of the 1984 original or just looking for a fun, toe-tapping time at the theaters – then buy a ticket to this slightly hammy, always harmless and fairly family-friendly updated remake…it’s definitely worth your Bacon!
Starring: Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough and Dennis Quaid
Directed by: Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow)
Running time: 113 minutes
Story: Ren MacCormack is transplanted from Boston to the small southern town of Bomont where he experiences a heavy dose of culture shock. A few years prior, the community was rocked by a tragic accident that killed five teenagers after a night out and Bomont’s local councilmen and the beloved Reverend Shaw Moore responded by implementing ordinances that prohibit loud music and dancing. Not one to bow to the status quo, Ren challenges the ban, revitalizing the town and falling in love with the minister’s troubled daughter Ariel in the process. (Paramount Pictures)