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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