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Year
2007
Runtime
117 min.
Director
Adam Shankman
Genres
Romance, Comedy, Musical
Rating *
6.7
Votes *
96,609
Checks
16,339
Favs
409
Dislikes
238
Favs/checks
2.5% (1:40)
Favs/dislikes
2:1
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Adam Shankman's Hairspray, based on the musical, in turn based on John Waters' comedy of the same name, brings the Broadway experience to vibrant, colorful life, with nary a bad song, and lots of fun dance choreography besides. In 60s Baltimore, a local TV station keeps its dance shows segregated, but a pleasantly plump white girl is about to change all that, the script slyly mocking institutionalized racism all the way through, and not with much subtlety. It's too boisterous and lively for that. My only problem with the film is the casting of John Travolta as the mother. He's distracting and not a good singer, and I don't think I like the idea of casting a man in a curvy fat suit in this role just because the great drag performer Divine played her in the original. On the one hand, we had some one who Waters saw as a female performer (one who starred in many of his films); on the other, someone not at all known for that sort of thing, essentially slumming it for a stunt. An irritating stain on an otherwise fun, satirical film. 2 years 3 months ago
  2. IreneAdler's avatar

    IreneAdler

    Well, partly bat-crap crazy, partly funny... 5 years 2 months ago
  3. moe1293's avatar

    moe1293

    I must say I've found this movie really good. 7 years 3 months ago
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