Film Reviews: 'Footloose' Remake True to Original

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"Footloose" is the latest 1980s cinematic remake to make its way into theaters this weekend.

Almost 30 years after Kevin Bacon stole the hearts of movie audiences as dancing teen rebel Ren McCormack, actor Kenny Womald takes on the daunting task of trying to fill his predecessor's shoes.

In the film, McCormack (Womald) moves to the small town of Beaumont, Ga., to live with his aunt and uncle after his mother succumbs to cancer.

The city teen immediately stirs up trouble when he seeks to upend the town's ban on rock music and dancing.

According to film critic Adam Holtz, the movie's producers worked hard to stay true to the 1984 version. 

"Never mind that most Christians aren't talking much about the evils of public dancing anymore," Holtz writes. "This film does everything it can to stick to the original script, with whole sections feeling like they were snatched directly from it."

But is the movie family-friendly? Focus on the Family film critic Bob Waliszewski reviewed "Footloose" and other new films on the CBN News Channel's Midday News, Oct. 14.

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