Hairspray Live! (2016)

TV Movie   |  TV-PG   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Musical

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A teenage girl living in Baltimore in the early 1960s dreams of appearing on a popular TV dance show.




  • Maddie Baillio in Hairspray Live! (2016)
  • Hairspray Live! (2016)
  • Shahadi Wright Joseph in Hairspray Live! (2016)
  • Hairspray Live! (2016)
  • Garrett Clayton in Hairspray Live! (2016)
  • Harvey Fierstein and Craig Zadan at an event for Hairspray Live! (2016)

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26 December 2016 | superfamousseamus
| It wasn't bad - but I like Christopher Walken best as the dad
I think this was hard to do considering the other amazing movie version with Christopher Walken and John Travolta. On the other hand, Harvey Firestein is so cute as the mom, he kind of steals the show. I have no idea how he has such cleavage, but it is quite impressive. And Martin Short is adorable but just not Walken, you know. Jennifer Hudson is A-Freaking-mazing, of course. And Ariana Grande, well I had never heard her sing before today(because I'm apparently not that cool) but she did a great job.Costumes were pretty nice, and Rosie O'Donnell is actually bearable. I thought it was worth the watch. Yes there were some technical issues, however its live and therefore forgivable. Hardcore fans probably will notice the technical precision in which the dancers do their thing, the change in costumes on many of the originals etc. But the new costumes are really well done and, while different, are just as well done as the original. I had very few dislikes. Harvey was a little stiff, but he is not a young man. Ariana at the end was wearing heels that were way too high for the period, and it made her look a little kinky. Still love the shout out to Essex Community College. I graduated from Baltimore City Community College myself. Yeah! MobTown!!

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