Kevin Bacon
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Looks like we weren’t the only ones to have the update of Footloose knock our socks (and Sunday shoes) off: Kevin Bacon, the original dancing rebel Ren MacCormack, tweeted his own approval of the remake. Bacon posted a picture of his ticket stub and wrote from his Twitter page, “F-Loose! Just saw it. Congrats to Craig, Kenny, Julianne, Dennis,Andie, Miles, and the rest of the cast. U guys roc…”

It’s hard to decide who’s freaking out over this more right now: Kenny Wormald (and the rest of the cast and crew, for that matter) who now knows that he has Bacon’s blessing (Mmmm, bacon blessings) for taking over the part and doing it justice, or the people that were at the AMC Loews Boston Common 19 on Sunday for the 12:10 showing and now realize they were one degree — and possibly one seat away — from Kevin Bacon. Either way, because of the fact that he was gracious enough to pass on the Footloose torch and goes to the movies just like the rest of us, we’ll let it slide that Bacon was four minutes late to the showing. (Doesn’t he know the trailers are the best part?!)

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