Synopsis: Being a teenager is tough, and no one knows this better than Ren McCormack, a city kid with a strong feeling for music. Ren's life changes when he moves to a small town where rock-n-roll and dancing are criminal activities. When Ren falls in love with the reverend's daughter, Ariel Moore, the music pauses and Ren needs to shape up or make dancing a legal activity once again.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Director(s): Craig Brewer
Production: Paramount Studios
  3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
113 min

How do you make a tissue dance?

Put a little boogie in it.

Hey, buddy, I tell you about

these baked beans?

Your great grandma Esther,

who you didn't know.

This is her secret recipe.

Yeah, you know what

the secret ingredient is?


It's not bourbon. It's a ton of butter.

- That's code for bourbon.

- Now, we do burgers on Saturdays.

I didn't know if you were a vegetarian,

or a vegan or something?

No, no, no, this is great, it's good.

Thank you.

- It's grass-fed beef.

- Thank you.

With a bit of possum.

- OK. Whose turn is it?

- Daddy's!

Let's join hands. Bow your heads.

Most gracious heavenly Father,

we ask you to bless this food,

nourishment of our body and

greater strength for Thy good.

Help us be ever mindful

of the needs of others.

- Amen!

- Amen.

This used to be my office,

but Lulu fixed her up for you.

It's got all the essentials...

water, power, bed.

Look, I appreciate what you've

done here. Taking me in and all.

There, at the end, the money

you sent us... It really helped.

I wish I could have done more.

Now, look... there's rules in my house.

They're not written down,

they're just common sense.

Do your schoolwork. Don't stay out late,

that's not just my rule, that's the law.

And don't give people attitude.

This ain't Boston.

I really want to

pull my own weight around here...

Cooking meals, getting work,

helping out.

My buddy, Andy Beamis runs

a cotton gin up on Chulahoma.

He said you can start

in the middle of next week.

Couldn't I work at the car lot with you?

I'm good with engines, oil changes.

That's how I made money back home.

In this economy, that's the best I got.

I suggest you learn to love it.

Come on.

How am I supposed to

get to work and school?

You got subways out here in Mayberry?

There's that Yankee sarcasm

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Dean Pitchford

Dean Pitchford (born July 29, 1951) is an American songwriter, screenwriter, director, actor, and novelist. His work has earned him an Oscar and a Golden Globe Award, as well as nominations for three additional Oscars, two more Golden Globes, eight Grammy Awards, and two Tony Awards. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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