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MPAA Rating: PG
Theater Release: 7/20/2007
Video Release: 11/20/2007
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You Can't Stop the Beat! - By Geoffrey D. Roberts
Hairspray is a delightful musical comedy directed and choreographed by Adam Shankman. Set in Baltimore in 1962, the film was adapted from the award-winning Broadway musical and the script for the 1988 John Waters film. Tracy... MORE >>

Natural Born Musical - By Jeffrey Chen
Hairspray works so well as a musical that I can't remember anymore what it was like when it wasn't one. I last saw John Waters's original 1988 Hairspray  when it came out on VHS, and I remember really liking it because it was goofy and presented a rather ingenious... MORE >>

Feeling Good in Baltimore - By John P. McCarthy
Hairspray -- the candy-colored film version of the Broadway hit inspired by John Waters' 1988 movie -- does what a musical should: it makes you feel good. Never mind that it also engenders some guilt and suspicion. Regarding the guilt, you feel like Edna Turnblad... MORE >>

Timeless Appeal - By Betty Jo Tucker
So what if Hairspray takes place during the 1960s? This big, bold, bodacious film version of the hit Broadway musical is timeless to me. I think itís the best movie musical since Singiní in the Rain -- which is quite a compliment, for that entertaining film ranks as my... MORE >>

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