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This is a great family movie. Its so much fun to watch. A definite must see
This movie is crazy. It has offbeat humor that's 2 parts spoof and 1 part random slapstick. Like cl***ic Simpsons, they satire a laundry list of things: The 60s, white people, housewives, fat people, bible-thumpers, conservatives, liberals, highschool, black people, kids, television, pretty people, fashion styles, dancing, beauty pageants, affairs, interracial relations, singing, segregation, (***** Day!), and just the musical genre as a whole.In a quirky way, it all works. This is the most joyfully gay film I've seen perhaps ever. And they make no bones about it, in fact they embrace it. John Travolta especially. He and Walken both play over the top versions of themselves, I think. (more satire). Nikki Blondsky's plucky voice and attitude at the very beginning may make you quiver, but you get used to it really quick. Amanda Bynes is also noteworthy as the air-head best friend. She's so good, it's scary! Doesn't even look like acting... Michelle Pfiefer is hot as always, and deliciously evil. I also liked Jason Marsden's amped up "Gay Seacrest" impersonation!But I could go on and on about how this movie is a success in every aspect. But I'll just say, it'll cheer me up everytime I watch it. Funny as hell.
Hairspray is a very good musical with the two best dancers in the entire world, John Travolta and Christopher Walken, as the main character's parents. John Travolta was EXCELLENT as an overweight mom and Chriistopher Walken was so sweet and played such a good father figure. The rest of the cast was great too and brought out a lot of good unknowns. Everyonne should definately see this.
This is a wonderful musical! I still can't get the songs out of my head. It is also a good film to watch with the kids because it is fairly clean and explains the issue of racism. A little swearing (less than half a dozen) and two comments that will go over their heads. Wonderful film.
I absolutely loved this movie! I find it so inspiring to see movies that promote acceptance. It's lovely to see a movie that has a more ordinary leading lady, rather than the usual beauty queen. Nikki Blonsky is a talented, beautiful young woman and I can't wait to see her in more films! She is a great role model for young women-my 5 year old cousin sure is a fan! Not to mention, the music was amazing-I just wanted to get up and dance along with them!
LOVED IT!!! I think this is a great example of taking an already good musical and turning it into a great movie. Though I did not like that they cast Zac Efron as one of the leads and I think they were just trying to play off the whole High School Musical hype. I thought Amanda Bynes didn't get enough screen time and could have brought something extra to the movie if they would have let her. Nikki Blonsky was good and I would like to see her in a more dramatic movie. John Travolta as a woman was like going to your in-laws and seeing your mom-in-law without makeup. Michele Pfiefer was awesome and I always love her work. This is great for a movie party with your girlfriends or with a bunch of people.
One of the best stage adaptations out there
I never saw Hairspray on stage but I now wish I had.
I saw the original film, I thought it was a true delight from Lake’s performance to Stiller’s. This movie is officially revived.
Newcomer Nikki Blonsky plays Tracy Turnblad, a Baltimore girl in the 60s who dreams on being on the local “Corny Collins show”, she can dance very well and has a fantastic singing voice, but she is not skinny or pretty by regular standards. John Travolta, who dresses in drag, plays Edna Turnblad, Tracy’s mother, immediately shoots down her dreams because she doesn’t want her to get hurt. After a failed audition to Velma Von Tussle (played by, Tracy thinks her dreams are over. Then Corny Collins (played by James Marsden, who has a wonderful singing voice, and is funny) hosts Tracy’s school dance, where she impresses him, she gets on the show. Velma isn’t happy because she is ugly* and supports “Negro day”
There is also, another thing in here that I consider a sub-plot about racism, which beautifully blends in with Tracy’s dreams. On the “Corny Collins show” there is a “Negro day”, Velma hates it, and is very racist (as most people were in the 60s.) When Velma cancels “Negro day” all of the people on there protest, including Tracy.
I loved this film, the cameos where fun, (especially John Waters’) except for one thing, a bunch of wasted opportunities. I really wanted Amanda Bynes to sing more, and a song for when Allison Janney was correcting her daughter would have been cool.
The movie was ok, but after seeing the play it falls way short.
I thought this movie was a good movie for the most part. Decent songs, decent dancing , the return of Amanda Bynes. I lauged through most of it.
I LOVE this movie! Everything was amazing! The dancing, the singing and the funny lines they would coume up with. I especally loved Christopher Walken in this movie. I'm a BIG fan of his and his performance was so good. I had no idea he was a good dancer and has a nice singing voice.
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