Hairspray

Hairspray

Blu-ray Disc - 2011
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Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.
Publisher: Montreal, Quebec :, Alliance Vivafilm,, 2011.
Edition: Widescreen (2.35:1) version.
Copyright Date: ©2007
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (Blu Ray) (117 min.) :,sound, colour ;,4 3/4 in.
digital, video, surround, DTS-HD Master Audio
2.35:1 widescreen
Blu-ray, rda
video file, Blu-ray, rda

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lukasevansherman
Nov 10, 2019

The movie based on the musical, which was based on the original John Waters movie. No one deserves to see John Travolta in drag.

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iloveseaotters
May 26, 2019

"Hairspray" has a great storyline and music, but I much prefer the stage version. I know not everyone can see the stage version, but it seemed to have more energy and was more fun than this film. I found parts of it a little boring, and although Nicole was good as Tracy, I think they should have picked someone who is more familiar with the role. My pick for this role would be Kathy Brier, who is on One Life To Live. She was "Tracy Turnblad" on Broadway, and her singing is phenomenal. Still this film was fun to watch and I don't think anyone had more fun with it than John Travolta. At times it was a little strange, seeing him as Edna Turnblad, but he was very convincing. All of the singing was excellent, and I especially liked Amanda Bynes, who should be allowed to showcase her singing talents more often. I haven't seen the original in a long time, so I think I'm going to check that out, although I may be disappointed in it, after hearing the great music in this version.

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kmobuckeye
Feb 22, 2019

This was a great adaptation of the broadway musical

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ThomasJWhiting
Aug 27, 2018

VERY GOOD 2007 film version of Hairspray - interesting cast including John Travolta as main character Tracy's large size mother. It is a bit whack - but entertaining and I enjoyed it as I have the other renditions of Hairspray I have seen - including last year's fun live theatre version at Issaquah Village Theatre.

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ReneeMG06
Jul 04, 2018

Not my favourite movie.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 15, 2017

Set in 1960’s Baltimore, eccentric Tracy Turnblad finds her way as a dancer on the Corny Collins Show and becomes the first “different” looking person to ever appear on such mainstream television. While on the show, she brings racial injustices into the light and gives a voice to those who are typically unheard. The romantic drama uses song and dance in a very powerful way and delivers incredible performances by John Travolta, Zac Efron, and Nikki Blonsky. I would rate this personal favourite of mine 4.5/5 stars and recommend it to those looking for a fun yet serious movie. @The_Reviewer of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public LIbrary

Set in 1960's Baltimore, teen Tracy Turnblad, auditions for "The Corny Collins Show" and makes it on as one of the dancers. Because of her larger size, making it onto a show full of rich, thin, and beautiful white people, she becomes an overnight sensation. This then raises the question of why it is that only certain people can be famous and on TV, and especially why can't black people be on TV alongside white people? This movie combines singing, dancing, performance, humor, and justice into a movie that is not only entertaining but also informative about the events that took place socially in 1960's America. 
- @Moviecritquer01 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
May 31, 2017

Hairspray is an incredibly funny, cute, and quirky musical with a very strong and powerful message about equality. Set in the sixties, this film follows the story of Tracy Turnblad, a brave and confident high school girl with big dreams who has a passion for dancing and won’t hesitate to stand up for what is right. This movie has tons of big stars such as Zac Efron, Amanda Bynes, John Travolta, and Christopher Walken. The fun, upbeat soundtrack is super catchy and there’s no doubt you’ll find yourself singing along. Not to mention, this wonderful movie was filmed right here in Toronto and Hamilton!
- @reginaphalange of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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vv8
Dec 02, 2015

Hairspray is a fun musical with catchy tunes and a strong message about being confident and standing up for what you feel is right.

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green_wolf_411
Dec 11, 2014

Wow, so many haters. This is my favorite musical movie of all time. I adore most of the songs, especially Without Love, and Tracy, Seaweed, and Penny are so cool. I can watch this over and over again,

mamiuno Feb 11, 2013

luv it ................

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