F is for..........Footloose.
Definitely not the 2011 remake. I haven't seen it, and I have no intention of ever watching it.
Nope, it's the 1984 original for this guy.
I was in 9th grade when Footloose came out, and my parents had recently told me that we would be leaving Appleton and moving to Green Bay within the year.
I was devastated.
Now, I'm not saying I envisioned myself moving to Green Bay and having to fight for my right to dance, but I definitely connected with Kevin Bacon's Ren, the new guy in town trying to fit in. I will freely admit that I had every intention of being as cool as Kevin Bacon when I rolled into Green Bay.
I remember going to see Footloose a bunch of times with my friend, Tom Huettner. Tom's dad was a fairly strict religious kind of guy, and I think Tom related to that aspect of the movie. Of course, we both loved the music. I remember getting the soundtrack that Easter, along with MJ's Thriller. The Footloose soundtrack was kind of my personal soundtrack for a while.
This might sound ridiculous, but Footloose helped me deal with the move to Green Bay. And for that reason, I'll always love it.
Have any movies ever helped you with a tough time?