Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Welcome to the 60's: Hairspray

This film is extremely over the top. You would expect over the top, but not to this extent. Everything, from Nikki Blonski singing "Good Morning, Baltimore" to John Travolta's femme turn, to Walken as Blonski's father, to the Corny Collins show, to Alison Janney as Amanda Bynes' religious mother, to the recap of the "brutal assault". The main issue is race, as you may expect, and this movie plays it pretty subpar. Not good enough for my Top 10 list. B

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