Saturday, 14 June 2014

Hairspray [2007] (Movie Review)

Good morning!
 
Haispray is a musical that was released in 2007. Starring Zac Efron, Nikki Blonsky, Queen Latifah, Amanda Bynes and many many more, this makes a great movie filled with music and meaning as well.

The movie is about a girl called Tracey and how she dreams to dance on the Corny Collins show on television. She’s also had her eye on Link, the lead male star for ages. When she finally gets her place, Amber who is the leading female on the show faces some competition. Tracey also makes some new friends, and realizes how unfair it is that “negroes” and “whites” can’t dance on the same show. She wants to change that.

Although the movie had a slow beginning, with too many songs after each other for my liking, once it started to reach its climax as well as facing the segregation problems, I was hooked. The characters were funny and interesting, and the acting from all the actors/actresses was exceptionally well done.
Another thing I absolutely love about this film are the costumes! The movie is set in the 60’s so you get lovely fluffy dresses… oh I how I would love to own one of those! And the big hairdo’s which are stiff from all the hairspray. The movie just captured in the setting and time perfectly.

Seeing as it’s a musical, there were plenty of songs! My favourite ones are: Mama welcome to the 60’s, Ladies Choice, Run and Tell that as well as the end song! I need to get the soundtrack of this film…

The film also deals with the issue of integration. It’s a family film so it’s nothing explicit and it doesn’t really show the more hardship sides of this issue. But it does show how so many people were against it, and what the negroes as well as some whites who were for the cause did. There isn’t any violence though, so it’s still suitable for that age range. The message I got at the end of the film is that without love, what else is there? And to always stand up for what you believe is right :)
So, I have rewatched this musical countless times, and if you’ve never seen it and don’t mind musicals … then you best go see this!
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Olivia's Question: If you could be on any television show, which would you choose?
 
Olivia-Savannah x
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24 comments:

  1. Love that musical! Good review:)

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  2. I absolutely love this film. Embarrassingly, I have a few of the songs on my iPod, haha! Lovely little review here :') <3

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    1. Thank you! I am hoping to buy a soundtrack sometime soon :D

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  3. One of my absolute favorite movies, even if Zac Effron weren't in it ;)

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    1. Haha, yeah it is very good regardless ^.^

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  4. I haven't seen this one, but I don't watch many musicals, the songs are usually too often for me. Great review though Olivia

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    1. I guess musicals aren't something for everyone. There are plenty other movies too~

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  5. Brilliant review! I love musicals and this is definitely one I really enjoy. I love the whole story and how it manages to deal with serious issues whilst still keeping it as a family friendly film.

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    1. I know! That's one of the things I love best about it, that it can be taken seriously but still be enjoyed.

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  6. Once ... Upon ... A ... Time! Definitley! I'm sill contemplating which fairy tale character I would be (probably the ugly duckling!) I really liked this movie review, ltthough it was short and snappy, it still was described perfectly, not to detailed or too blunt. You still had quite a lot in there for a short movie review. It would've been cool if you'd been able to somehow match the names to the faces on the cover. All the faces have their own colour, maybe that would have worked?

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    1. Nah, you'd be princess Tiana for sure. I can just see it!

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  7. I remember watching this when I was younger. It was pretty good. :)

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  8. One of my favorite musicals. I watch it whenever I get the urge to sing along.

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  9. If I could be in any TV show? Right now it'd be The Vampire Diaries, but that could change at any time! As per Hairspray, I have to say I am a bit obsessed. It may be odd for a guy to say that, but I love all things theatre. I have seen Hairspray on stage three different times and the movie more times than I can say. Everything from the casting to the choreography in this one was spot on in my opinion. I have the extended two disk soundtrack that showcases the songs that didn't make it into the film which are amazing! I have to say that this movie is pretty much just as great as the stage version, if not better. Plus Michelle Pfeiffer. WOW. Lol. Seriously, love this movie!

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    1. I think if we ever met in real life we would be awesome friends! I love this movie so much, and I can watch it plenty of times back to back. I have never seen it live though, and that is something I would really love to do!

      I have never watched The Vampire Diaries because personally it doesn't seem like something I would like. But I am glad that you do like it :c

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  10. love this film loads, I think zac just looks so hot in this movie xoxox

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    1. This film is definitely one of my favourites. I love it <3 And yes, yes he does.

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