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"
  • Breakaway Pop Hit: Disputable with the main song, but probably with "Holding Out for a Hero" from the soundtrack.
  • Critical Dissonance: Though the film received mixed reviews, it made ten times its budget, becoming one of the most successful movies of 1984.
  • 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.
    • 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.