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Hairspray

Hairspray

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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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Credits
Cast
Nikki Blonsky, John Travolta, Michelle Pheiffer, Christopher Walken, Amanda Bynes, James Marsden, Queen Latifah, Brittany Snow
Director
Adam Shankman
ScreenplayLeslie Dixon, based on the screenplay by John Waters and musical by Mark O'Donnell
MusicMarc Shaiman
CinematographyBojan Bazelli
EditingMichael Tronick
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2007
Produced byGabriel Simon Production Services, Storyline Entertainment, Ingenious Film Partners, New Line Cinema

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FPB Report (SA)
GenreMusical, comedy
LanguageMild
NudityNone
SexMild, infrequent
ViolenceLow impact, comic, infrequent
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsThis 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 / NudityViolenceBlood / Gore / GrossGuns /
Weapons
Profanity
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Alcohol / DrugsSmokingDisrespectful /
Bad Attitude
Imitative BehaviourFrightening /
Tense Scenes
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Jump ScenesTense Family ScenesMusic (Scary/Tense)Music (Inappropriate)Topics to talk about
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Ratings
Scale (Max)20
South African Media
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Mail & GuardianShaun de Waal12
The CitizenBruce Dennill quote icon 16
Sunday TimesBarry Ronge quote icon 15
24.comMegan Kakora quote icon 15
International Media
BBC (UK)Stella Papamichael quote icon 20
Box Office (USA)Chad Greene quote icon 15
Chicago Sunday TimesRoger Ebert quote icon 18
eye Weekly (Canada)Jason Anderson quote icon 10
ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli quote icon 15
Rolling Stone (US)Peter Travers quote icon 18
ScreenIt (USA) quote icon 14
Metacritic.com37 critics16
RottenTomatoes.com161 critics16
RottenTomatoes.comTomatometer quote icon 19
IMDB5134 Netizens quote icon 16
Average .. 78%16


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