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Kevin Bacon finally cut loose, and went to see Footloose. The 53-year-old star of the original film had long said that he wasn't planning to see director Craig Brewer's remake of the 1984 classic, in which he played the lead role of Ren MacCormack -- but apparently he caved this weekend during a trip to Boston. Bacon uploaded a photo of his ticket stub to the social media platform WhoSay and tweeted about the movie after his viewing.
So what was his expert review of the film? It made him want to kick off his Sunday shoes, of course.
"F-Loose! Just saw it. Congrats to Craig, Kenny, Julianne, Dennis, Andie, Miles, and the rest of the cast. U guys rocked it!" he tweeted.
Judging by reports, this sounds like a spur-of-the-moment decision on the actor's part. When E! Online caught up with Bacon's wife Kyra Sedgwick last week, she said the remake was "not on our list" of movies to see.
Earlier that week, Bacon had tweeted some not-so-nice things about the way the new film was being marketed. Though Bacon later went back and deleted the tweet, E! reports that Bacon wrote: "Just saw a TV ad for FLoose. Marketing a remake by putting down the orig? A bit lame dont ya think?"
That's water under the bridge now, however. The young stars of the film were certainly enthused about the positive response from the franchise's original Ren. Kenny Wormald, who plays Ren in the remake, tweeted back, "Thank you!!! @kevinbacon - your my favorite Ren."
Wormald's costar Julianne Hough -- also known as Ryan Seacrest's girlfriend -- was similarly pleased by Bacon's two-thumbs-up review. "@kevinbacon 82 and sunny in LA just when I thought it couldn't get any better! Thank you so much! :)" she wrote after retweeting Bacon's message.
Bacon had been asked to be a part of the movie, but declined so as not to draw attention away from the narrative with a winking cameo. In its 10 days of release, the Footloose remake has has made $30.9 million domestically and scored overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics -- but perhaps none so gratifying as the one just posted by @kevinbacon.