Hairspray

2007 • 116 minutes
4.5
2.48K reviews
92%
Tomatometer
PG
Rating
Eligible
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Nineteen years after the release of the original film, New Line Cinema is bringing a feature film adaptation of the Tony award-winning Broadway production Hairspray to life. Featuring new and original material based on John Waters' 1988 cult classic about star-struck teenagers on a local Baltimore dance show, the comedy features a remarkable collection of talent including John Travolta, Queen Latifah, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Amanda Bynes, Allison Janney, Brittany Snow, Zac Efron, Elijah Kelley, Nikki Blonsky, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (Chicago), and director Adam Shankman (Bringing Down The House). The new screenplay for Hairspray was written by Leslie Dixon (Freaky Friday, Outrageous Fortune). MPAA Rating: PG
Rating
PG

Ratings and reviews

4.5
2.48K reviews
A Google user
January 4, 2018
The Original 1988 version is Better! The new version is too plastic & modern. It doesn't feel like the 60's. It feels like hysterical children trying to rewrite history with no help from the adults.
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Andrew Martin
December 4, 2022
The original movie is a classic. The original musical was a blast. This is a train wreck. Watching John Travolta in drag is one of the most painful things I've ever seen. I'd rather have my wisdom teeth pulled without anesthesia than ever have to watch this again.
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Richie Davis
June 24, 2013
This has to be the worst movie I've ever seen. It seemed to go on forever and it was so boring. Don't even consider buying unless you like throwing your money away.
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