I noticed a lot of people on this page gave "Hairspray" a really scathing review and called it "inappropriate" and stuff. Heck, Common Sense Media gave it an "iffy" for 13. Are you kidding me?!?!? You obviously don't know John Waters very well. Compared to other John Waters movies, this is EXTREMELY tame. Look up "Pink Flamingos" on the internet if you want to see an inappropriate movie by John Waters. Anyway, I think "Hairspray" is a classic! Every kid should see it. It has a really good message. It is in no way inappropriate for little kids (other than the beatnik scene, but even that isn't so bad). This movie is WAY better than the musical version.
This movie should be rated PG-13. I watched it when I was 11 and I was shocked at the differences in content from this one and the 2007 remake. Parents should read about it more before letting their children watch this
Teen, 14 years oldWritten byKS1234December 7, 2010
I think PG is a good rating for it. The language to me isn't bad at all and I watched it when I was 9 the time before last(I just watched it the other day again). Tracy is a positive charcter and a good role model for standing up against injustice. Some people need to not rate it so harshly. All in all it IS a good movie. I would recomend it for a 9 or 10 year old.
This is an awesome movie! Tracy is a great role model for every girl. Penny and Seaweed's relationship is hilarious. The music makes you want you get up and dance along with the cast (I learned every dance just from watching it). There is a lot of making-out (it gets a little gross), but kids will love the music. Oh, if you have a chance, see the Broadway musical version of it in NYC. It's amazing!
Okay, so I absolutely adore this movie! It is one of my favorites (although I know some people would not agree with me.) I think that this movie is okay for kids 12+, maybe some 11 year olds. I think it depends on the maturity level. It has some good messages and is very funny. Although there is a little mature content it is brief and most 11 or 12 year olds can handle it.
There is quite alot of Violence, Penny is put in a Mental Institution for dating a Black man. There is a Riot and Link is left in a Wheelchair. There is also some kissing and Flirting. Not as much Music and Fun as the New Version but a Cute movie that shows you to follow your dreams but do whats right(:
There is some iffy stuff like a brief reference to drugs, but it's pretty good. Tracy and her friends are really cool because they break barriers between races, sizes, and all that fun stuff. So she's a good role model :)