One of the top 3 John Waters movies
This is an excellent remake of Hairspray. It borrows more from the broadway show than the movie, but it manages to be be a worthy successor to both. Everyone did a great job with the acting. Lady Divine would approve of Travolta's performance. The movie manages to live more in a caricature of reality than reality itself, with Tracy Turnblad so genuinely happy to see the drunk on the barstool, and the scene of penny's mom scrubbing the TV screen. This joyful look at the despair of reality makes for a fun movie. The plot is good, and the ending okay, but the comedy is really what sells the movie. So overall, buy it if you're in the mood for a comedy with good acting and an okay plot.
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