Hairspray

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Videos & Photos

  • Trailer 1
  • Interview: Michelle Pfeiffer "On playing an evil character"

Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

Sixteen years after the release of the original film, New Line Cinema brings a feature film adaptation of the Tony award-winning Broadway production "Hairspray" to life. Based on John Waters' 1988 cult classic about star-struck teenagers on a local Baltimore dance show, the comedy features new and original material.

Cast

  • John Travolta
  • Michelle Pfeiffer
  • Christopher Walken
  • Amanda Bynes
  • James Marsden
  • Queen Latifah
  • Brittany Snow
  • Zac Efron
  • Elijah Kelley
  • Allison Janney

Did You Know?

Trivia

  • (Cameo) Ricki Lake, Adam Shankman, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman: William Morris talent agents in the finale - note Shaiman's very out of character and period beard.
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Goofs

  • In "Good Morning Baltimore", a 1963 Chevrolet Bel Air passes by.
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Quotes

    • [watching Edna walk in]
    • Motormouth Maybelle: If we get any more white people in here, this is gonna be a suburb.
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Metacritic

70

John Travolta takes on John Waters in Hairspray, and the result is anything but a drag in this appealingly goofy, all-singing, all-dancing screen adaptation of the Broadway musical based on the 1988 film.

Metacritic review by Michael Rechtshaffen
Michael Rechtshaffen
The Hollywood Reporter
100

A great big sloppy kiss of entertainment for audiences weary of explosions, CGI effects and sequels, sequels, sequels.

Metacritic review by Jack Mathews
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
100

The best and most entertaining movie adaptation of a stage musical so far this century - and yes, I’m including the Oscar-winning Chicago.

Metacritic review by Lou Lumenick
Lou Lumenick
New York Post