Sunday, December 09, 2007


we watched hairspray this weekend. I liked it. It was a fun musical with some serious and real parts. I want to see the original version. Is the music the same?

If you don't like this movie, you should loosen up. watch it.


Anonymous said...

The original version meaning the movie? the first movie with Ricki Lake was not a musical...the Broadway version is of course a musical and a lot of the songs are the same but there are some extra songs in the broadway version...

nina said...

the first movie was awesome. good music, great plot, really likable characters. the new one is on our "gotta watch" list.

crallspace said...

I saw the 1st film and because I already have expectations from John Waters, I was really let down. I don't think it's a matter of needing to loosen up, but a matter of taste.

To me, the most interesting part of the 1st one was seeing Divine portraying a man- of course it was just one line or so.

This is not on my "gotta watch" list, but ya know what is.... Reverend Billy's movie.

tkn said...

yes, what would Jesus buy?, produced by super-size me man, whatshisname? morgan spurlock?

blamin said...

Ahh, my wife “had to see it”. My most favorite movies are “music” movies so I went into this with an open mind.

Any chance to see Travolta in drag, must be a “must see”, right?

Welllll… it was OK, as far as 50’s type music, and a totally typical, storyline goes…it had low points, the “crazy evangelical” mommy, the racist/biblical neighbors.

And it had it’s high points (Christopher Watkins as the dad!), but my taste goes to a little more depth.


My Favorite “music” movies –
Amadeous, The Wall, Yellow Submarine, O’brother, Clockwork Orange, BarFly….

tkn said...

I think its Christopher Walken. He was great! I love how he dances.

I liked The Wall, O Brother, and Clockwork also. Haven't seen the others. I've heard Across the Universe is a good musical based on Beatle's music. I really should see Yellow Submarine.
Clockwork Orange was fucking crazy! So was The Wall. I felt stoned after watching that at the age of 14, hopped up on sugar, no doubt.

crallspace said...

Clockwork was a high school fave of mine. I should probably take it out again sometime.

nina said...

i think clockwork orange was a guy flick--mr. nina and every other male i've known loved it. i couldn't get into it at all, although i loved the wall. so intense and so sad, i cried watching his mental demise.

nolocontendere said...

Hairspray was good, a little much on the production numbers at the end. Loved the cameo tribute to Waters as the flasher in the beginning.
Another fine musical for aficionados of the genre is "Cry Baby" with Johnny Depp.