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Hairspray (2007) Movie Information

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Comedy, Musical





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Adam Shankman


John Travolta
Amanda Bynes
Christopher Walken
Zac Efron
Michelle Pfeiffer
Nikki Blonsky





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A remake of the 1988 Musical about a teenager, integration, and dancing.

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Matthew Brady 09/08/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Hairspray the 2007 remake is a fun musical that fans of the original will enjoy, but me I thought it's a Matinee film.

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Rod 05/27/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Fun and enjoyable musical!

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gzn 12/29/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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I love this musical. The story is strong and meaningful and the very serious 'message' is delightfully gift-wrapped. Brilliantly cast, the songs are irresistibly toe-tapping with many a clever pastiche including Seaweed's evocation of Marvin Gaye. John Travolta paced his role to perfection. I wish they would bring out a DVD with dance routines to learn and song words - perfect rainy day entertainment!

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12/24/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)


I dislike musicals but I love this movie. I didn't expect a lot from it, let alone be that good, so I was really surprised after the credits started rolling. The songs are upbeat and catchy, the clothes, the lingo, the setting take you back in time, and the story will make you feel good about yourself. I'm glad that it didn't take itself too seriously. Considering all these qualities, I think this musical is better than "Chicago" or even "Moulin Rouge" because of its simplicity. It's one of those movies that I'll buy on DVD because it deserves to be watched multiple times. Lastly, I must give kudos to the actors for giving such heart-warming performances. This movie would not have been the same if one or two of the actors were played by someone else. I hope the Oscars recognize this pictu...

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12/12/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Hey there Baltimore

Having seen this on stage, I was a little wary of how this musical's high energy and enthusiasm could transfer to the screen. I was very surprised to see it works well.

Hairspray is the rare type of musical that not only has a strong story but also provides great music. From the solid opener "Good Morning Baltimore" to the concluding, energetic finale of "You Can't Stop the Beat" there is rarely a dull moment. I will say, however, that the finale plays much better on stage - here I thought it was a little choppy, but if you haven't had the stage experience you most likely won't notice.

This being Hairspray, the tradition exists for the large Edna Turnblad to be played by a man. John Travolta offers his own spin on the role, actually downplaying Edna rather that portraying her as...

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11/23/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Review - Hairspray (2007)

Tracy Turnblad (Nikki Blonsky) was a pleasantly plump girl living in the 60’s and knowing nothing by dancing and big hair, but her life suddenly changes as she becomes a local daytime television star on The Corny Collins Show. Her journey of liberation and integration is told in “Hairspray.”

One thing that I am not particularly fond of is musicals where characters are dancing around for no particular reason, but “Hairspray” has the excuse of several songs taking place on a dance show. Even when the singing isn’t done on TV, the choreography works and the songs are nothing less than fantastic.

Probably the main attraction in this movie is John Travolta playing Edna Turnblad, Tracy’s self-conscious mother. The make-up used to turn Travolta into a woman is great, and after you get past...

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