Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Hairspray (movie)

I do not know the history or the tradition of this musical but I find it too cute. I know it is supposed to be cute but I find many of the performances extra super duper cute.

The costumes are dazzling but the voices of many performers are too distracting. The only truly good voices are Queen Latifa's and the three black chorus ladies. The voice of the leading lady is very much average. Michelle Pfeiffer's acting is a stand out though.

The choreography is good, not that spectacular. John Travolta really knows how to dance but he cannot sing. He is not really convincing as a woman. His fat suit is too caricature-ish. It is so unreal. And those hands--they are like Godzilla's.

It is OK not to watch this musicale.

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