Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Weekly Inspiration: Footloose

Okay, okay, so this is semi-mortifying to admit, but not only did I go and see the Footloose remake last night with my mom, Sarah, and Deborah -- I actually kind of liked it.

Now don't get me wrong, it was cheesy.  Super cheesy.  Extra cheesy, you might say.

But I still had fun.  It helped that I was with people who liked it.  This is certainly not a movie I would ever want to see with John, who would have been making snarky comments the entire time.  And there were parts where Sarah and I just had to turn to each other and smirk.  I mean, let's be honest, you have to suspend belief from the outset with Footloose.  A town where dancing is banned?  Seriously?  I know I for one get so angry sometimes I simply have to drive to an abandoned warehouse and DANCE, but for a teenage boy, it's a bit of a stretch.

This is MY time, people.

I was pleasantly surprised that the acting wasn't too terrible, however.  Both of the leads -- Julianne Hough (from Dancing with the Stars) and Kenny Wormald -- are dancers first and actors second.  This could have gone horribly awry, but it actually worked.  I'm not a good dancer to say the least, but I love watching people with talent dance.  I'm willing to admit that So You Think You Can Dance is one of my favorite shows.  And while I'm reconciled to the fact that I'll never learn how to dance properly, I feel like line dancing may be within reach.  I've already got the cowboy boots and hat.  Now I just need a patient instructor and about four shots of tequila.

This all came at a good time, too, considering that I have somehow volunteered myself to go as a Jazzerciser for Halloween.  There is an alarming amount of Spandex in my future.  And you might be praying for that city-wide ban on dancing after all.


Sarah said...

Hey - my boy Kenny is only 4 years younger than us. Doable, doable...Just sayin'.

Shauna said...

I admit I really want to see this, I love Julianne Hough and "DWTS" and "So You Think You Can Dance" ;)

Peggy Eddleman said...

I've been wanting to see this! I'm willing to suspend disbelief. I love me a good dancing movie. I think this one holds something extra for me, because the original was filmed ten minutes away from where I live.

And awesome Halloween costume idea! You're going to post pictures, right? :)

Mara Rae said...

Hi Peggy! As you can see I have no problem posting humiliating photos on my blog, so expect Halloween pics soon. I'm sure they'll be just lovely.:)