Sunday, November 11, 2007

A Fun To Watch Musical Film, "Hairspray"


An adaptation of the hit Broadway play, which was in turn inspired by the 1988 John Waters classic, chubby teenager Tracy Turnblad (Nicole Blonsky) will do anything to get on Corny Collins' (James Marsden, X-Men’s Cyclops) local Baltimore dance show, even if it means defying her parents Edna (John Travolta) and Wilbur (Christopher Walken). And when she eventually makes it on the rock 'n' roll program, she surprisingly becomes the hit of the city, much to the consternation of the previous dancing queen, Amber Von Tussle (Brittany Snow), who will do anything to dethrone her competition. When big hair meets big dreams anything can happen – and does – in this high-energy comedy that proves you don’t have to fit in to win.

Hairspray addresses some mature topics especially surrounding the subject of stereotyping. Tracy is not taken seriously as a dancer because of her figure. Also, race relations are explored as the story takes place during the time of the black-white integration movement. In the movie, Tracy represents someone who has to overcome discrimination in order to realize her dream, and she does so during a time when many others are trying to overcome discrimination as well.

Hairspray, which is being directed by Adam Shankman and produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, the producers of the Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning Best Picture Chicago, is originally based on Waters' 1988 comedy about star-struck teenagers on a local Baltimore dance show. The new version of the film will be based on New Line's hit Broadway adaptation of the film which debuted in 2002, and went on to win eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book and Best Director.

Hairspray is a 2007 musical film starred by John Travolta, Queen Latifah, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amanda Bynes, James Marsden, Brittany Snow, Zac Efron, Elijah Kelley, Allison Janney, and introduces newcomer Nikki Blonsky as Tracy Turnblad.

1 comment:

tabachingching said...

Chubby!!!!!!!!!!!!! She's so lucky kissed by Zac Efron!