Hairspray (1988)

2014 • 91 minutes
4.5
222 reviews
98%
Tomatometer
PG
Rating
Eligible
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It's Baltimore, 1962, and rebellious "pleasantly plump" teenager with the biggest bouffant on the block, Tracy hopes to be one of the featured stars on a popular dance show and win the coveted "Miss Auto Show" crown as she fights against racial discrimination.
Rating
PG
4.5
222 reviews
Chey Pictou
January 2, 2018
Only an idiot doesn't realize this is John Waters unintentional masterpiece. Watch Multiple Maniacs or Desperate Living or Eat Your Make-up and get back to people educated and well versed in his Dreamland productions 🐸☕
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eli s
October 13, 2014
jus wanna say i don't even know why there is a remake of this awesome john waters movie. i refuse to watch it. F*** John Travolta
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Gregory Zielinski
April 11, 2020
Truly a "fun and frolicking" romp of a great time. This original is the best although they did a bang-up fungoodtime of the Broadway musical as well. The soundtracks of both major shake-ups will do just that: shake you up and shake your tail feathers. BTW, Ricki Lake deserves a star on the wall of fame for this, her first film performance. She's simply a "do-right" in every way!
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