An amazement you should not miss, if you care about movies, music, musicals or protest, HIPSTERS is the real thing -- and achieves that by often being creatively "unreal" and all over the place. Taking its cue from a (rather small, I would guess) movement back in 1950s Russia, in which teens and slightly older young people strove to "make a difference" by adopting odd clothing and musical tastes thought to be favored by American youth, the movie tracks a young man and his girl, members of the The Young Communist League or some such group, who break up a party of hipsters, after which the boy becomes enchanted with the style and one special young woman who embodies it.
The musical numbers are bright, smart, effective -- and very different in theme and style, one from the next -- while the visuals are rich and colorful and the content of the movie encompasses everything from family to politics to sex to procreation (very interestingly handled, that last one). Performances are all they should be, and the finale, conflating music and protest in a marvelous time line, is one for the books: hugely entertaining and moving, too. If the musical, Hair, comes to mind, don't be surprised. HIpsters is equally good -- and also wildly exotic for most western tastes.