YMMV / Footloose

For the webcomic:

For the musical:

  • One-Scene Wonder: Betty Blast, who delivers this gem:
    Cranston! Your pick-up truck is in the handicapped parking, which is a space we reserve for people with physical, not emotional, disabilities.

For the 1984 film:

  • Awesome Music: "Holding Out for a Hero" and of course the title theme sung by Kenny Loggins.
  • Ear Worm: You may not know all the words, but odds are, as soon as you opened this page, you were humming the main tune.
  • Fridge Logic:
    • How come nobody thought to challenge the dancing/music prohibition in court on the grounds of violating the first amendment?
      • The town elders would probably laugh off any "Earthly" laws in that regard. Rule of Drama demanded the kids beat them at their own game by citing the very Bible they use to justify the prohibition.
      • Additionally, hiring a lawyer and filing a lawsuit is much more expensive than you might thinknote . Since the people who are opposed to the law are apparently all high school students, they probably don't have access to the kind of money needed to prosecute their case, and — especially in a small town prior to the advent of the Internet — they also can't easily contact the kind of attorneys (such as the ACLU) who might take the case free of charge.
    • Where did they find a DJ in a town where rock music and dancing are illegal? You wouldn't think there'd be much call for someone to spin tunes for an audience.
      • Maybe drove to recruit one from the next town over?
  • Memetic Mutation: "I thought this was a party! Let's daaaaance!"
  • Narm Charm: One of the key draws of the movie.

For the 2011 film:

  • It's the Same, Now It Sucks: A common complaint about the remake
  • Real-Life Relative: Ren's cousins, like in the 1984 version, are played by actual sisters, not to mention the sisters in both the 1984 and 2011 versions are locals of the Utah and Georgia filming locations, respectively.
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