Toronto Mike


A Movie Reel

Hairspray: 6.5 out of 10.

I don't think Hairspray was made for dudes like me.  They sing an awful lot, and I'm not really a musical kind of guy.  By the time Travolta and Walken were singing to each other, I had had enough.  Don't get me wrong, some of the songs are okay and it's a pretty likable flick, but my favourite thing about Hairspray had nothing to do with the story.

Hairspray has awesome shots of West Toronto.  That opening sequence showing a Baltimore neighbourhood gave us a great glance at Roncesvalles.  We played a great Baltimore.

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