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3 Ratings: 4.3
Musicals & Performing Arts movie directed by Adam Shankman

It's rare that a movie captures the intensity and excitement of a live Broadway musical production while appealing to a broader movie-going audience, but the 2007Hairsprayis an energetic, powerfully moving film that does just that. A remake of the … see full wiki

Director: Adam Shankman
3 reviews about Hairspray
review by . January 04, 2013
Going into this film, I'd never seen the theatrical version and in fact, knew nothing more other than "Good Morning, Baltimore". I haven't had as much fun with a film as I had with this 2007 edition in quite a long time. It's sweetly inspiring in its main character's brash naivete and so touching in its send-up of the 60s. Christopher Walken was pure genius and James Marsden was a delight, not to mention every other casting choice. This is the definition of a feel-good movie and one I'll be revisiting …
review by . December 02, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
This movie is just plain fun. John Travolta demonstrates his considerable talents by playing the obese Edna. The entire cast is marvelous, particularly Nikki Blonski, a newcomer, as Tracy and Amanda Bynes plays the sweet, at first naive Penny to a T. Oddly, Michele Pfeifer didn't seem up to the rest of the cast, but didn't drag them down either.     In any event, the cast works, the script works, the movie works.     It's a message movie with a light heart. …
review by . November 28, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
As much as I enjoy the original "Hairspray" featuring Ricki Lake, there's just something about this new version (a blend of the original film and the 2002 Broadway musical) that I really love. I won't go so far as to say that I prefer this version to the original, but it definitely does not stand in the 1988 film's shadow. Newcomer Nikki Blonsky takes the reins as Tracy Turnblad, the sweetly rebellious chubby girl who takes a stand (or a dance step) against prejudice and racism in 1962 Baltimore. …
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