Hairspray PG

When you follow your own beat, the world will follow you.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 57 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: November 20, 2007
  • Originally Released: 2007
  • Label: New Line Home Video
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 EX - English
    • Subtitles - English - Closed Captioned
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish - Optional
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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 763,454
Director-choreographer Adam Shankman has come up with one of the purest entertainments of the summer. Full Review
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Aug 4, 2013
It pays respect to the original while also carving its own image as a truly good musical. Full Review
Cinema Crazed
Sep 9, 2012
For a star-studded big-budget musical, Hairspray does a nice job of retaining the funky sweetness of the original. Full Review
NPR
Oct 18, 2008
Rating: A -- Nikki Blonsky is a complete delight. Full Review
Rachel's Reviews (YouTube)
Jun 18, 2019
4 stars out of 5 -- Pfeiffer delivers a stinging performance....Zac Efron shines...while Elijah Kelley is sensational...
Empire
Sep 1, 2007
[The songs] are sung with impeccable diction and unimpeachable conviction by a a lively young cast....HAIRSPRAY is so joyful, so full of unforced enthusiasm, that only the most ferocious cynic could resist it.
New York Times
Jul 19, 2007
Rating: 3.5/4 -- The songs by composer Marc Shaiman and lyricist Scott Whitman are big, bold and deliriously infectious, the kind of music that leaves you wanting to stand up and shout, or at least get up and dance. Full Review
The Dispatch (Lexington, NC)
Jun 6, 2019

Product Description:

Originally written and directed by filmmaker John Waters in 1988, and then put on Broadway, the camp musical HAIRSPRAY could easily have run its course with viewers. But thanks to playful direction, flashy costumes, over-the-top performances, and a positive message of peace, this newest spin proves to be yet another enjoyable incarnation. Set in 1960s Baltimore, the story follows a plump young girl named Tracy Turnblad (played by impressive newcomer Nikki Blonski) on an amazing journey as her dream of dancing on the popular Corny Collins Show becomes a reality. The local television program is a shiny spectacle spear-headed by Corny Collins (James Marsden), a gang of young dancers, and producer Velma Von Tussle (Michelle Pfeiffer), a seductress ice queen whose manipulative ways ensure her daughter Amber (Brittany Snow) gets more than her fair share of screen time as one of the show's stars. When Tracy shows up at an open call, Velma can barely contain her rage, and sets out to rid the show of Tracy and the talented black dancers who make up the show's popular "Negro Day." Thus begins a war of talent and a battle for justice, with those in favor of integration meeting many obstacles along the way.

While less out-there than Waters's original, the film still contains some very quirky humor. John Travolta playing Tracy's overweight mother may seem an odd concept at first, but in this context it works. Scenes that would ordinarily be cheesy are made more interesting due to the odd dynamic between Christopher Walken and John Travolta playing man and wife. As the two dance and woo one another, the strange smile on Travolta's lipsticked lips and the grace of Walken's dancing will be sure to fascinate viewers. Viewers should also watch for cameos by Ricki Lake, and by John Waters as a Baltimore streaker. With all the wacky comedy, it's often easy to forget that the meat of HAIRSPRAY is a battle over racial integration. The film manages to create some touching moments in the midst of sparkling musical numbers.

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