Monday, July 30, 2007

Movie Review: Hairspray


Featuring: John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Amanda Bynes, James Marsden, Queen Latifah, Brittany Snow, Zac Efron, Nikki Blonsky

Genre: musical, comedy
Plot: overweight teenage dreams about becoming a TV star

Acting: not sure Travolta was a good choice to impersonate a feminine character, he takes it too much over the top

Drama: bad diet and racism

Action: I’m sure they used tons of energy with those dancing routines

Funny: it is in places but the humor feels kinda forced often enough

Visuals: I’ll never understand why overweight women insist on wearing sleeveless tops

Soundtrack: wonderful just like the stage musical

Comments: Travolta tries to steal the show but it doesn’t quite work out. Pfeiffer is too skinny. Walken is absolutely charming. Bynes is cute as a doll but I would have liked to see more acting from her and not just sitting like a doll, some more singing would have been nice too. I didn’t know Marsden could sing and he does it well. Too bad he spends most of the time smiling like an idiot. Latifah seemed to be made for that part. Snow was annoying as the part required. Can’t say much about Efron since I haven’t seen him before but he was cute. Blonsky is also new to me. She’s got a great voice that’s for sure.

Rating: 3/5

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