Hometown Pride

This afternoon Pete and I went to the movies (yes again, we are movie people).  We went to see Hairspray.  Wow this was such a fabulous movie.  Now I am not sure if this movie is huge across the nation.  Here in Baltimore it is huge.  The movie theater we go to all the time is a small neighborhood movie theater with only 4 screens and none of these have stadium seating.  It is great, no huge parking lots, cheap tickets ($6) and the best popcorn.  It is really the best!  Today when we got there the ticket line was down the street and the concession line even longer!  The theater was full of tons of older people in addition to younger ones.  Everyone wanted to see the movie set in Baltimore in 1962.  I was always a fan of the first one, and this one was even better!  The music (I want the soundtrack), the dancing, everything!  I loved that John Waters, Ricki Lake and Jerry Stiller all made cameos.  Now I am not totally sure if other people are going to love this as much as I do.  I mean it is made in my home town, the actors have Baltimore accents and the places are failure, like Patterson Park High School and North Avenue. I am also a chubby girl and I relate to Tracey Turnblad.  She fit right in with the other kids and I think that is what chubby pre teens all over need to see.  If they believe in themselves and have self confidence then other people will treat them the way they deserve to be treated.  It was such a feel good movie!  I haven’t loved a movie this much in a long long time!  If you haven’t seen it, go out and do so, it will be just like visiting me! 

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One Response to “Hometown Pride”

  1. Ani Says:

    I enjoyed the original so I am curious to see this one. Plus I think Zac Efron is cute for a 17 year old. LOL.

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