PG | | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.
Most of the cast jokingly called "You Can't Stop the Beat" "you can't stop to breathe" because of its pace and fast-moving lyrics. Queen Latifah said she had no trouble singing a lot of words very quickly because of her background as a rapper.
Oh, oh, oh, woke up today, feeling the way I always do. Oh, oh, oh, hungry for something that I can't eat. Then I hear that beat. That rhythm of town starts calling me down. It's like a message from high above. Oh, oh, oh, pulling me out to the ...
During the start "Welcome to the 60's", Edna is wearing a blue, brown and purple plaid dress. Later in the film, Tracy calls her in a scene following "Without Love", and Edna is wearing the same dress. This is impossible as on that same night, Edna has been shown wearing a purple top and purple skirt, and later her purple road. It is likely both scenes of Edna answering the phone where shot in the same time period.
In an alternate ending on the Hairspray DVD, Corny Collins convinces the police chief to arrest Velma von Tussle during the "You Can't Stop the Beat" finale. In addition, Amber von Tussle reforms her ways and dances with one of the "Negro Day" dancers during the final refrain of the song.
£2,045,912 (UK) (22 July 2007)