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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
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers

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Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh91%

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Total Count: 220

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 763,454
3 stars out of 5 -- [You] get the off-kilter joy of Trav tripping the light flabtastic with screen hubby Christopher Walken. Their surprisingly touching believability as a couple is complemented by Blonsky's charm-stocked performance...
Total Film
Jul 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
This film leaps at you with such joy and vigour and generosity you cannot reject it. Full Review
The Spectator
Aug 22, 2018
The latest version is just as good, if not better, with an infectious soundtrack and an all-star cast that precisely hits every note. This is easily the most entertaining major studio release of 2007. Full Review
Bowling Green Daily News
Nov 21, 2019
HAIRSPRAY is a fizzy and delirious high-camp message-movie musical that may turn out to be the happiest movie of the summer....The climactic number sends you out on a high. -- Grade: A-
Entertainment Weekly
Jul 27, 2007
Rating: A -- Nikki Blonsky is a complete delight. Full Review
Rachel's Reviews (YouTube)
Jun 18, 2019
3 stars out of 4 -- HAIRSPRAY is a consistently flashy, rousing and rambunctious movie spectacle....It's hard to keep a smile off your face and your toes tapping during this unpretentious and spirited adaptation...
USA Today
Jul 20, 2007

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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