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