• Hairspray (2007)

Hairspray

Release Date: July 20th, 2007

DVD Release Date: November 20th, 2007

PG |1 hr 55 min

Plot Summary

In 1960s Baltimore, dance-loving teen Tracy Turnblad (Nikki Blonsky) auditions for a spot on "The Corny Collins Show" and wins. She becomes an overnight celebrity, a trendsetter in dance, fun and fashion. Perhaps her new status as a teen sensation is enough to topple Corny's reigning dance queen and bring racial integration to the show.

Cast: John Travolta, Nikki Blonsky, Amanda Bynes, Christopher Walken, Zac Efron, Elijah Kelley, Queen Latifah, Michelle Pfeiffer

Director: Adam Shankman

Genres: Comedy , Musical comedy

Production Co: New Line Cinema

Distributors: New Line Cinema

Keywords: 1960s, Competition, Rivalry, Inspiring, Underdog, Father, Best friend, Heartwarming, Mother, Love

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Lou LumenickNew York Post

    The best and most entertaining movie adaptation of a stage musical so far this century - and yes, I’m including the Oscar-winning "Chicago." show more

  • 70
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    John Travolta takes on John Waters in Hairspray, and the result is anything but a drag in this appealingly goofy, all-singing, all-dancing screen adaptation of the Broadway musical based on the 1988 film. show more

  • 100
    Jack MathewsNew York Daily News

    A great big sloppy kiss of entertainment for audiences weary of explosions, CGI effects and sequels, sequels, sequels. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008)
Nominated Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)