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
Where's it showing?
Nikki Blonsky, John Travolta, Michelle Pheiffer, Christopher Walken, Amanda Bynes, James Marsden, Queen Latifah, Brittany Snow
|Screenplay||Leslie Dixon, based on the screenplay by John Waters and musical by Mark O'Donnell|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|Produced by||Gabriel Simon Production Services, Storyline Entertainment, Ingenious Film Partners, New Line Cinema|
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|FPB Report (SA)|
|Violence||Low impact, comic, infrequent|
|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.|
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|ScreenIt Report (USA)|
|Sex / Nudity||Violence||Blood / Gore / Gross||Guns /|
|Alcohol / Drugs||Smoking||Disrespectful /|
|Imitative Behaviour||Frightening /|
|Jump Scenes||Tense Family Scenes||Music (Scary/Tense)||Music (Inappropriate)||Topics to talk about|
|South African Media|
|Cape Argus/The StarTheresa Smith ||15|
|Die BurgerSonette Lombaard ||15|
|Cape TimesCarina Chocano ||15|
|Mail & GuardianShaun de Waal||12|
|The CitizenBruce Dennill ||16|
|Sunday TimesBarry Ronge ||15|
|24.comMegan Kakora ||15|
|BBC (UK)Stella Papamichael ||20|
|Box Office (USA)Chad Greene ||15|
|Chicago Sunday TimesRoger Ebert ||18|
|eye Weekly (Canada)Jason Anderson ||10|
|ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli ||15|
|Rolling Stone (US)Peter Travers ||18|
|ScreenIt (USA) ||14|
|IMDB5134 Netizens ||16|
|Average .. 78%||16|
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