I hate comedies, but this is one of the funniest films you will ever see. This movie had me laughing so hard I cried and gave myself stomach ache.
Ricki Lake plays Traci Turnblad, a loveable over-weight teenager with a seriously over-weight mother (played with relish by Divine) and a dopey best friend called Penny. Traci and Penny both love this really cheesy dance show called the "Corny Collins Show", which invites the "cool" kids to appear and dance live on air, and Traci is desperate to appear on it (GRAVY ON MY MASH POTATOES!).
She does, is a massive hit with almost everyone (TRACI TURNBLAD IS A HAIR HOPPER!), and falls in love with a guy on the show called Link much to the disgust of the shows previous star Amber and her mother (Debbie Harry!)who are determined to bring about Traci`s downfall ("THAT GIRLS GOT ROACHES IN HER HAIR!)
Featuring cameos by John Waters, Pia Zadora, Mink Stole, a sub plot on racsicm and the best soundtrack this side of Grease I guarantee you will enjoy this movie and have a good laugh (watch it with some mates and a beer).