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Footloose and Finally Free

Footloose and Finally Free

My friends over at Mockingbird Ministries have been kind enough to share this over on their blog.

Since I’ve had the pleasure of much more free time allotted to myself than usual, I’ve been filling up some of that time with movies I’ve never seen, and so, yesterday I watched Footloose for the first time. Because I don't live under a rock, I knew the plot to some degree, and knew all the songs. Still it was totally not what I expected, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. As a huge fan of the saccharine sweet John Hughes Brat Pack films, I found Footloose to be a darker, slightly more grown up cousin to those darling, and slightly vapid, teenage films.

I especially thought John Lithgow's character of the minister Rev. Shaw Moore was totally human and relatable. I could understand his dilemma. As a minister of the Gospel, he truly believes the act of dancing to be one that leads to sin. And *spoiler alert*, because of the tragic and untimely death of his son in…

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