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Hairspray.....the movie of the musical, which was based on the movie.....

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by JR, Jul 29, 2007.

  1. JR

    JR Active Member

    OK, I'm not a huge fan of musicals---but I loved every single minute from the opening song "Good Morning, Baltimore"

    Now, in the interests of full disclosure, HC is in the movie so I was more or less obligated to go :)

    Travolta is fabulous as Edna Trumblad and Christopher Walkien shows that he hasn't lost any of his original song and dance skills. A dance scene between Travolta & Walken may be the high point of the movie.

    It was a nice break from most of the mindless crap out there. Hollywood now seems to think it's base demographic is 19 year old retarded chimpanzees.

    Go see it. And vote for HC in the "Best 10 Second Performance by an Actor" :)
     
  2. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    I'm plunking down my $11 just to see HC.
     
  3. JR

    JR Active Member

    PM me or HC and we'll tell you the scene. :)
     
  4. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    And here HC was worried her scene was gonna end up on the cutting room floor!

    Brava, HC
     
  5. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    I'm not gonna lie ... it was beyond cool to see myself on the big screen. And we stayed until the end to see my name in the credits.

    I think the best part of the whole thing was getting an email from my older brother who told me not only that he was proud of me but how proud my late Dad would have been to see my hard work and struggle pay off. That was sweet.
     
  6. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    A movie based on a musical based on a movie? Is that like Scrabble, the board game based on the Scrabble game show loosely based on the Scrabble board game?

    But I never say no to watching fellow SJers do something with their lives, so I'll go.
     
  7. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    That is cool, HC. And in honor of you, Meat, if a movie ever comes out that contains the line, "Nooo, it are my birthday," I'm seeing it.
     
  8. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    If you see the movie, my 10 seconds are in the scene with Jerry Stiller at "Mr. Pinky's Hefty Hideaway". I'm in a brown housedress with a veeery tall wig. If anything, I look very much like Mrs. Kravitz, the nosy neighbour on "Bewitched". :D
     
  9. JR

    JR Active Member

    Just to be clear: with or without HC it's a great damn movie.
     
  10. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    I'll say it and I'll do it:

    I'm going to the movie. When HC pops up on the screen, I'm going to let out a cheer and start applauding until ushers try to throw me out of the megaplex in my 'hood.
     
  11. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    It's like The Producers - a movie of a musical based on a movie. But in a stroke of casting genius they got the two main original Broadway stars to star in the movie.
     
  12. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    The film of the musical has cameos from the stars of the original film. Ricki Lake has a brief cameo as a judge at the final dance competition, John Waters as the local flasher and Jerry Stiller, who played Wilbur Turnblad in the original film plays "Mr. Pinky" in this film.
     
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