DVD - 2007 | Deluxe edition widescreen edition.
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It's 1962 and change is in the air in Baltimore. Tracy Turnblad, a girl with big hair and big dreams, has only one passion in life - to dance on The Corny Collins Show. When her chance arrives, she grooves her way into instant stardom and the eyes of teen-dream Link Larkin (Zac Efron). But with the program's scheming stage manager (Michelle Pfeiffer) against her, trend-setting Tracy will need the help of her best friend Penny (Amanda Bynes), her bighearted mother (John Travolta) and sassy co-host Motormouth Maybelle (Queen Latifah) to show the world that all it takes to make a dream come true is a toe-tappin' beat and a little Hairspray
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : New Line Home Entertainment, [2007]
Edition: Deluxe edition widescreen edition.
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9780780659810
Branch Call Number: DVD TEEN HAI
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (117 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.


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Tracy wins a spot on the local teen dance show and becomes famous. Now, with the help of her friends and family, she has to deal with a scheming stage manager who's out to get her.

Hairspray wisely tells us that "you can't stop the beat," so why not give in and start dancing?

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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.

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.

Feb 22, 2019

This was a great adaptation of the broadway musical

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.

Jul 04, 2018

Not my favourite movie.

Jul 04, 2018

Believability-wise, it lacks a lot. But in terms of fun, hilarious dance numbers? It goes above and beyond in that area. I mean, it's generally silly and kinda crazy too, but we can give a few nods to the spectacular dance numbers and amazing actors (especially Zac Efron!!!). I thought the romance was sweet (especially between Seaweed and Penny), and even if the storyline was a tad frivolous we'd better just accept 'Hairspray' for what it is—a fun musical with plenty of jokes and a touch of romcom too.

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

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

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.

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,

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