Hairspray PG

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: November 5, 2002
  • Originally Released: 1988
  • Label: New Line Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Single Side - Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary: John Waters - Director, Ricki Lake - Star
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer

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Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh98%

Total Count: 42


User Ratings: 64,126
The kitsch is a delight, and Divine, who has a low and fascinating deadpan voice, is very funny as Tracy's mother. Full Review
The Spectator
Sep 4, 2018
It is absurd and jolly, parodying not only the worst conventions of the teen film but also the Sixties social-conscience movie, with an anti-racist sub-plot. Full Review
Times (UK)
Dec 31, 2017
...A deliriously fast and funny satire of the '60s....HAIRSPRAY is a triumph of camp sensibility at its most perceptive and least precious...
Los Angeles Times
Feb 25, 1988
Rating: 4/5 -- Waters tones down his usual excesses, but his mischievous black sense of humour is still very much to the fore in this affectionate salute to Z-grade teen movies. Full Review
Radio Times
Jul 10, 2016
Rating: 4/5 -- A kitschy teen fantasy you can dance to. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Dec 18, 2010
Rating: 8/10 -- The Waters film for your grandma, who will probably be only a little bit freaked out by it. Full Review
Antagony & Ecstasy
Sep 12, 2007
John Waters' appreciation for the tacky side of life is in full flower in Hairspray, a slight but often highly amusing diversion about integration, big girls' fashions and music-mad teens in 1962 Baltimore. Full Review
Jun 30, 2007

Product Description:

Baltimore, 1962. Ample, energetic teen Tracy Turnblad (Ricki Lake) wants nothing more than to get on hip local TV dance program THE CORNY COLLINS SHOW. When she finally gets her way, her lively dance moves and bubbly personality are met with unexpected popularity, along with the ire of a fellow dancer, scheming Amber Von Tussle (Colleen Fitzpatrick). Furthermore, when she witnesses firsthand the terrible state of race relations in Baltimore, Tracy becomes an outspoken advocate for the desegregation of THE CORNY COLLINS SHOW.

John Waters's first PG-rated film is also his most sweet-natured and accessible. Based on his appreciation of the real-life 1960s Baltimore dance program THE BUDDY DEANE SHOW, Waters's affection for the era and attention to authenticity shines through. Lake, in her first film performance, radiates charm and enthusiasm. Divine, in his last (dual) role, appears as both Tracy's mother, Edna, and dastardly TV station manager Arvin Hodgepile. As if that weren't enough, an inspired cast of cameos (Pia Zadora, Ric Ocasek, Waters himself) and a virtual instruction manual of faddish period dances and their accompanying songs serve only to make the deal even sweeter.

Plot Synopsis:

In John Waters's HAIRSPRAY, teenager Tracy Turnblad has the biggest bouffant on the block. She also has all the right moves to be on the local dance show and win the crown of Miss Auto Show, as well as the ex-steady of the snooty reigning princess, Amber. But Amber isn't too happy about that and has other plans for Tracy.


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