My absolutely FAVORITE movie of the year so far! Wow! I couldn’t stop smiling all through it – I was tapping my toes, I wanted to get up in the aisles and dance!!! This is my kind of movie. I haven’t seen the stage version, or the 1988 original film by John Waters, so I can’t compare this new film to its predecessors, but I believe this Hairspray is destined to be a classic – I absolutely LOVE it!
I had my doubts about John Travolta in the role of Edna Turnblatt, but he is absolutely precious! And Nikki Blonsky couldn’t be better. Zac Efron, who made a name for himself in High School Musical, is just darling. Michelle Pfeiffer is a hoot. James Marsden has the moves, and a GREAT voice – who’d have known? He’s so hot – always my favorite in the X-Men movies, this guy has talent! And Queen Latifah – LOVE her, as always, she’s just awesome. Everyone is just really good. The music is wonderful, the choreography is fantastic. I hope to see this movie have lots and lots of nominations come awards time, because it deserves it. The best part, you leave the theatre humming and smiling – and SO glad you had the experience. Go see Hairspray!