Official Website MPAA Rating: PG Theater Release: 7/20/2007 Video Release: 11/20/2007 Buy it from Amazon: DVDVHS
You Can't Stop the Beat! - By Geoffrey D. Roberts Hairspray is a delightful musical comedy directed and choreographed by Adam Shankman. Set in Baltimore in 1962, the film was adapted from the award-winning Broadway musical and the script for the 1988 John Waters film.
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Natural Born Musical - By Jeffrey Chen Hairspray works so well as a musical that I can't remember anymore what it was like when it wasn't one. I last saw John Waters's original 1988 Hairspray when it came out on VHS, and I remember really liking it because it was goofy and presented a rather ingenious... MORE >>
Feeling Good in Baltimore - By John P. McCarthy Hairspray -- the candy-colored film version of the Broadway hit inspired by John Waters' 1988 movie -- does what a musical should: it makes you feel good. Never mind that it also engenders some guilt and suspicion.
Regarding the guilt, you feel like Edna Turnblad... MORE >>
Timeless Appeal - By Betty Jo Tucker So what if Hairspray takes place during the 1960s? This big, bold, bodacious film version of the hit Broadway musical is timeless to me. I think itís the best movie musical since Singiní in the Rain -- which is quite a compliment, for that entertaining film ranks as my... MORE >>