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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
John Travolta
Queen Latifah
Amanda Bynes
Christopher Walken
Nikki Blonsky
Michelle Pfeiffer
Zac Efron
Brittany Snow
Directors
Adam Shankman
Screenwriters
Leslie Dixon
Running Time
110 minutes

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Hairspray

Plot
Early ’60s Baltimore, and Tracy Turnblad (Blonsky), a big girl with big hair and an enormous heart, dreams of appearing on teen TV dance party The Corny Collins Show. Her wish is granted, but not all goes according to plan...


Verdict
Offering plenty of body and a lot of lift, Hairspray gels kitsch styling with show-stopping tunes to mould a memorable musical.


Reviewed by Will Lawrence

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