Good girl Sandy Olsson (Olivia Newton-John) and greaser Danny Zuko (John Travolta) fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?
When her brother decides to ditch for a couple weeks, Viola heads over to his elite boarding school, disguised as him, and proceeds to fall for his school's star soccer player, and soon learns she's not the only one with romantic troubles.
Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school's all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition.
Tracy Turnblad, a teenager with all the right moves, is obsessed with the Corny Collins Show. Every day after school, she and her best friend Penny run home to watch the show and drool over the hot Link Larkin, much to Tracy's mother Edna's dismay. After one of the stars of the show leaves, Corny Collins holds auditions to see who will be the next teen regular. With the help of her friend Seaweed, Tracy is chosen, angering evil dance queen Amber Von Tussle and her mother Velma. Tracy then decides that it's not fair that black kids can only dance on the show once a month (on "Negro Day"), and with the help of Seaweed, Link, Penny, Motormouth Maybelle, her father, and Edna, she's going to integrate the show.....without denting her 'do.Written by
Steve Martin, Robin Williams, and Tom Hanks were considered for the role of Edna Turnblad. See more »
In almost every scene in the Corny Collins studio, the red "tally" lights for every camera are active at the same time. A "tally" light indicates to the talent and operator which camera is live, thus having them all on at once would defeat the purpose. During "The Nicest Kids In Town" when the film transitions from the television in the Turnblad's home to the viewfinder on the camera, that camera's tally lamps are all off. See more »
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 smiles and the streets that I love. Good morning, Baltimore!
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Starting in August, in select theaters, a sing-along version of the film with on-screen lyrics was released. See more »
I went to see this film only a few hours ago. I can only say that as fantastic as it was , I was expecting more. Each person played their part very well, but unfortunately for the younger audience the characters they wanted to see the most weren't shown as much as they would have liked. Yes the film was very good, but Zac Efron who played Link Larkin very well, only had very few parts and his story kind of jumps from one thing to another. One moment he has just met her and the next he's in love with her, the role was played well but the time sync was a bit weird. The most seen characters on the film is Tracy (obviously) her mother ( John Travolta in a fat suit... gets boring but a bit funny) Velma Von Tussle ( Ambers mother .. evil cow .. not funny .. gets slightly boring) and Moter Mouth Maybelle ( Queen Latifa .. played well) who were very good , but i would have liked to see more form the other characters. Unfortunately though .. when I looked around the cinema , i saw that many young girls were in there, most probably to see Zac Efron. They did not understand the complex story line , which is a shame because it held such a strong and important messege Over all .. a Very Good and memorable film , but things moved a bit too fast , it held a strong messege throughout and was full of laughs. I'd give it a 8/10 WELL DONE
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