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31 July 2007 @ 10:54 pm
Hairspray was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  
Never have I been more happy to be a fan of Allison Janney. I never would have watched the movie were she not in it, and I'm so glad I did (and my sister is too). It was so much fun, so boppy and bouncy and utterly delightful. All of the casting was spot-on and wonderful.

Nikki Blonsky - delightful and a MUCH better singer than the Broadway version.
John Travolta - PERFECT!!!
Michelle Pfeiffer - Divine and in the last scene together with Travolta I whispered to my sister "Grease 1 and Grease 2!!"
Zac Efron - I remember that I did find him charming in High School Musical and he was here as well.
James Marsden - LOVE. HIM!!!!!!!
Brittany Snow - Susan from Guiding Light is all grown-up. And to think? She and Hayden Panetierre played step-siblings on GL once upon a time.
Queen Latifah - I simply bow to her (pun intended)
Allison Janney - Small role, but she sold every second.

The whole cast was wonderful. The movie was just utterly fabulous. If you want some light, fun, funny entertainment that will make you grin from ear to ear and tap your toes (and shimmy your body) ... GO SEE THIS MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!
eolivet on August 1st, 2007 01:41 pm (UTC)
Nikki Blonsky - delightful and a MUCH better singer than the Broadway version.

I looooved her. LOVED. I didn't see the Broadway version, but I thought her voice was just incredible!!! I can't believe she's only 18!!!

Allison Janney was awesome...I wish her part had been bigger. ;)

And it was so neat to see big group dance numbers that looked like they could've been ripped from an actual musical. I loved "Chicago," but they really made it more into a "movie with singing" than a musical itself. :/
Arabian: What's not to Love? (Logan)arabian on August 2nd, 2007 12:05 am (UTC)
I didn't see the Bway version, but I listened to the soundtrack and she had a HORRIBLE voice.

Allison, of course, stole her very small role. It was funny because I remembered Allison saying on Ellen that she was the only one in the cast who didn't get to sing, and other than Jerry Stiller and Paul Dooley, it was pretty true, LOL!

You know I hadn't thought of it like that, but I DID think of how I could so see it on a stage.

Still, Chicago was still a musical and that I appreciate. I agree with my sister though who said that we truly won't get a resurgence of musicals until an original musical hits the theaters. Hopefully it will happen soon. I love musicals.