Reviewed By: Marlee
Location: Thornhill, ON
Rating: 5 out of 5
I’m sure almost every one has heard about the new movie Hairspray, starring the high school musical star Zac Efron! If you have not seen this movie yet, what are you waiting for? After watching this movie I could not get the songs out of my head, I even went back to the movie theatres the next day and saw it again! I think that anyone who has seen Hairspray would agree that this is an amazing movie.
Hairspray is about a sweet girl named Tracy Turnblad (Nikki Blonsky) who is overweight and obsessed with the Corny Collins Show. Tracy and her best friend Penny rush home every day after school to watch the show, Tracy only dreams about one day being on the show. Until one of the characters on the show is cut, auditions are being held for someone to replace her character! Tracy and Penny end up getting teased and taunted at the auditions. Feeling defeated they realize that they will never be able to be on the show. This story takes place a long time ago when racism was a big issue. One day at school Tracy gets in trouble and ends up in detention. Tracy ends up becoming friends with the people she meets in detention, and they spend their days after school dancing in detention. One day the hottie of the Corny Collins Show (Link played by Zac Efron) sees Tracy dancing and tells her that she could easily get on the show. Tracy makes it and her life is perfect! But her perfect life can’t last for too long.
You’ll have to watch the movie to see the rest! As Tracy sings and dances her way through good times and bad times, you will want to get up and sing and dance along with her. The upbeat songs are so catchy and fun that you will want to listen to them again and again.
I give this movie a 5 out of 5, it has an inspiring message: Go for your dreams, and also it teaches you that it’s not about what is on the outside but what is on the inside. Another reason I give it a 5 out of 5 is because of the songs, the actors, and the dancing, I could not spot one thing wrong with this movie. So go see Hairspray, I guarantee that you will love it!