Oh look, it's Sandra Dee!
Based on the hit Tony-award winning stage musical, itself based on a 1988 film, Hairspray is set back in the 1960s, a time of racial tension. Our heroine is a young plumpish girl with a love for dance. She dreams of appearing on a popular television show, and makes it through the auditions. The audiences love her, and she becomes a regular, where, much to her surprise, she finds herself embroiled in efforts to bring blacks onto the show.
113 minutes , Parental Guidance Comedy, Musical.
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Nikki Blonsky, John Travolta, Michelle Pheiffer, Christopher Walken, Amanda Bynes, James Marsden, Queen Latifah, Brittany Snow
Adam Shankman Screenplay Leslie Dixon, based on the screenplay by John Waters and musical by Mark O'Donnell Music Marc Shaiman Cinematography Bojan Bazelli Editing Michael Tronick Sound formats Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS Soundtrack Available
Made in 2007
Produced by Gabriel Simon Production Services, Storyline Entertainment, Ingenious Film Partners, New Line Cinema
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FPB Report (SA)
Genre Musical, comedy
Sex Mild, infrequent
Violence Low impact, comic, infrequent
Drug abuse None
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.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.
ScreenIt Report (USA)
Sex / Nudity Violence Blood / Gore / Gross Guns / Weapons Profanity Alcohol / Drugs Smoking Disrespectful / Bad Attitude Imitative Behaviour Frightening / Tense Scenes Jump Scenes Tense Family Scenes Music (Scary/Tense) Music (Inappropriate) Topics to talk about
Scale (Max) 20 South African Media
Cape Argus/The Star Theresa Smith 15
Die Burger Sonette Lombaard 15
Cape Times Carina Chocano 15
Mail & Guardian Shaun de Waal 12
The Citizen Bruce Dennill 16
Sunday Times Barry Ronge 15
24.com Megan Kakora 15 International Media
BBC (UK) Stella Papamichael 20
Box Office (USA) Chad Greene 15
Chicago Sunday Times Roger Ebert 18
eye Weekly (Canada) Jason Anderson 10
ReelViews (USA) James Berardinelli 15
Rolling Stone (US) Peter Travers 18
ScreenIt (USA) 14
Metacritic.com 37 critics 16
RottenTomatoes.com 161 critics 16
RottenTomatoes.com Tomatometer 19
IMDB 5134 Netizens 16
Average .. 78% 16
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