Charlie's brother, Sam, dies in a car crash that Charlie survives. Charlie is given the gift of seeing his dead brother and others who he has lost such as his friend who died in the military, but when the girl he falls in love with's life is at risk, he must choose between his girlfriend and his brother.
When her brother decides to ditch for a couple weeks, Viola heads over to his elite boarding school, disguised as him, and proceeds to fall for his school's star soccer player, and soon learns she's not the only one with romantic troubles.
Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school's all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition.
Tracy Turnblad, a teenager with all the right moves, is obsessed with the Corny Collins Show. Every day after school, she and her best friend Penny run home to watch the show and drool over the hot Link Larkin, much to Tracy's mother Edna's dismay. After one of the stars of the show leaves, Corny Collins holds auditions to see who will be the next teen regular. With the help of her friend Seaweed, Tracy is chosen, angering evil dance queen Amber Von Tussle and her mother Velma. Tracy then decides that it's not fair that black kids can only dance on the show once a month (on "Negro Day"), and with the help of Seaweed, Link, Penny, Motormouth Maybelle, her father, and Edna, she's going to integrate the show.....without denting her 'do.Written by
Tracy's headboard bookshelf clearly shows three Disney's 'Annette' books. One of the books, "The Mystery at Smugglers Cove", was not published until 1963. The books are visible during the "Good Morning Baltimore" and "Without Love" numbers. See more »
Oh, oh, oh, woke up today, feeling the way I always do. Oh, oh, oh, hungry for something that I can't eat. Then I hear that beat. That rhythm of town starts calling me down. It's like a message from high above. Oh, oh, oh, pulling me out to the smiles and the streets that I love. Good morning, Baltimore!
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Starting in August, in select theaters, a sing-along version of the film with on-screen lyrics was released. See more »
This more modern film adaptation of the classic musical hairspray is a very family-friendly fun and colorful movie. The cast is all great, including Michelle Pfeiffer Queen Latifah, Christopher Walken, Zac Efron, Brittany Snow, and John Travolta. Every one of them has a great singing voice and handles all the scenes with great skill, there dancing and choreography is all on point. I just have to point out John Travolta in particular. Some people might think that John Travolta dressed in drag in a movie might be strange, but oh it worked so very well, he was so fun and nailed tech character, very much deserved that Golden Globe nomination. I also adored to Michelle Pfeiffer in the prejudice, cheating villainous role. Of course you have to know that the singing in a movie like this is going to be spot on, and they definitely don't disappoint in that department, I adored all the musical numbers whether they were fast and fun or more slow and sentimental. The writing is pretty good, not the best I've ever seen for a musical, but it will keep your attention and you won't be checking your watch to see if it's almost finished. No it won't challenge your mind and it won't leave you questioning, but for what it is it's a fun upbeat musical. 7/10 for Hairspray.
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