Nikki Blonsky, John Travolta, Michelle Pheiffer, Christopher Walken, Amanda Bynes, James Marsden, Queen Latifah, Brittany Snow
|Screenplay||Leslie Dixon, based on the screenplay by John Waters and musical by Mark O'Donnell|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|Produced by||Gabriel Simon Production Services, Storyline Entertainment, Ingenious Film Partners, New Line Cinema|
|Violence||Low impact, comic, infrequent|
|Comments||This movie deals with themes that have to do with stereotypes. It addresses issues of black/white prejudice and accepted beauty standards that relate to fat/thin issues.|
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|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Theresa Smith The film is bright and campy and feel-good without descending into sacharine simpering.
Sonette Lombaard Dis pure, uitbundige pret.
Carina Chocano Cast makes Hairspray a smasheroo.
|Mail & Guardian|
Shaun de Waal
Bruce Dennill Has all the pizzazz and glitter you'd expect from a top-flight musical.
Barry Ronge It's a tuneful, feel-good romp with terrific musical numbers performed by a stellar cast. It's the fun-epic of the year.
Megan Kakora Musicals might not be everybody's cup of tea, but Hairspray is a delight to watch. Everybody has to see it, at least once.
Stella Papamichael A combustible mix of sassy humour and brassy showtunes makes Hairspray one of the hottest musicals to come along in years.
Chad Greene Despite Travolta's turn as a Turnblad, Hairspray is anything but a drag
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert Hairspray is just plain fun.
Jason Anderson With its sass, wit and smarts, it shines brighter than most of this summer's studio fare.
James Berardinelli While no one would accuse Hairspray of occupying the upper echelon of movie musicals, it's an entertaining diversion.
Peter Travers Hairspray earns knockout status for its humor, heart and high spirits.
Perhaps not quite as much overall fun as the Broadway version but still quite entertaining and enjoyable, Hairspray is near perfectly coiffed as a bit of fluffy summer escapism with some messages nicely arranged into the do.
Tomatometer An energetic, wholly entertaining musical romp.
What the People say
5134 Netizens A Total Ten
Average .. 78%