Hairspray (2007)

BBBB (out of 5) A teenager in the 1960s decides to fight racial segregation and is met with serious threats to her future; sounds like an update of Mississippi Burning until you add big hair, rocking tunes and John Travolta in a dress. Newcomer Nikki Blonsky plays the youngster in question, Tracy, in this wonderful…

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Bollywood/Hollywood

BB (out of 5) Anticipating this film you might expect something along the lines of My Big Fat Indian Wedding, but it’s neither as zesty or zany as that sleeper hit. Instead, director Deepa Mehta has wasted the talents of a charming cast with bad direction and extremely inept sense of pacing. The young, rich…

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