i was lucky enough to get a ticket to see hairspray last night from dan and am happy to report it kicks exactly as much ass as you want it to. it never tries to be something it isn't (ahem, dreamgirls), and works perfectly. the highlight for me is nikki blonsky who manages to play tracy with equal parts of wicked confidence and hilarious teenage passion. her infatuation with the movie's local dance show is dead on, reminded me of sjp and helen hunt watching dance tv.
my only problem with the movie are my conflicted feelings about zac efron. a 19 year old should not be able to melt my heart like that.