Lists: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Brief Synopsis: "Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad and her best friend Penny Pingleton audition to be on The Corny Collins Show and Tracy wins. But when scheming Amber Von Tussle and her mother plot to destroy Tracy, it turns to chaos."

Overall Ranking: 601 (Rank from 2007: # 13)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 75%
Regular 25%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review
David Baruffi88
Gorgon Reviews88
Dave Examines Movies86(full review)
Thomas Pollock70

People Involved

  • John Travolta (Edna Turnblad)
  • Michelle Pfeiffer (Velma Von Tussle)
  • Christopher Walken (Wilbur Turnblad)
  • Amanda Bynes (Penny Pingleton)
  • James Marsden (Corny Collins)
  • Queen Latifah (Motormouth Maybelle)
  • Brittany Snow (Amber Von Tussle)
  • Zac Efron (Link Larkin)
  • Elijah Kelley (Seaweed)
  • Allison Janney (Prudy Pringleton)
  • Nikki Blonsky (Tracy Turnblad)
  • Taylor Parks (Little Inez)
  • Jayne Eastwood (Miss Wimsey)
  • Paul Dooley (Mr. Spritzer)
  • Jerry Stiller (Mr. Pinky)
  • Armand Leo (Director)