Release Date: October 14, 2011
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Director: Craig Brewer
Screenwriter: Dean Pitchford, Craig Brewer
Starring: Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough
MPAA Rating: PG-13
The film was originally scheduled for release in North America on April 1, 2011, but was moved to October 14, 2011. Footloose was released in Australia and New Zealand on October 6, 2011.
Paramount and HSN partnered for a 24-hour promotion on October 12, 2011. They sold clothing inspired by the film, such as women's red boots, denim, footwear and nail polish brands created by Vince Camuto and Steve Madden. To promote the film, Paramount sent the cast on a promotional tour in over a dozen cities.
Reaction toward the film has been positive. The film received a score of 73% "fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes, while on Metacritic, it received 59/100 labelling "mixed or average reviews".
This Reviewer loved it!
Leonard Maltin, Leonard Maltin's Picks
"This is a situation where audiences will go into the theater humming the featured songs, and while the movie they see offers no surprises, it does something relatively few fall releases can claim: it delivers exactly what it promises..."
This Reviewer liked it!
Ethan Alter, Television Without Pity
"If Footloose had to be remade, this is probably the best version we were likely to get."
This Reviewer disliked it!
Richard Roeper, Richard Roeper.com
"Footloose" has the look and feel of an OK basic cable movie."