This is another story of teenagers fighting the adult establishment and winning, though in the case of Footloose they skirted an anti-dancing law by moving their dance to another municipality. Sarah Jessica was beautiful in this film, and she really should have stuck to acting (rather than voicing her opinions about anything in the real world). Kevin and Chris were good, John Lithgow was terrific, and Lori was absolutely captivating.
One thing, though: Dancing had been banned for several years in this town -- but when the kids finally arranged to have a dance, everyone knew exactly how to dance... and I don't mean the fox-trot. These young folks were Olympic gymnasts, flipping around and break-dancing and hip-hopping to beat the band. The only thing I can figure is that they secretly took lessons during all those years dancing was prohibited, smuggling in the necessary instructors and concealing all of the required conditioning exercises. Well, he IS testing us! Every, every day he is testing us!!