It is literally in her DNA that Becca Wasserman feels comfortable and happy in her own skin, that trait and the associated chutzpah passed down to her from her supportive mother, Amanda Wasserman, and Becca's maternal Nana. In turn, Becca tries to instill a sense of being oneself to her fourth grade students, who sometimes try to be someone who they aren't in celebrity or model idolization. It is all these traits that made Becca's fiancé, karaoke bar owner Adam Lopez, fall in love with her. In running into Libby Leslie, an adversary from high school, Libby who is entering the local Pittsburgh beauty pageant circuit, Becca, who with Adam are short on funds for their wedding, comes up with the idea to enter the neighborhood Squirrel Hill beauty pageant in order to win the associated trip to Hawaii for their honeymoon. Entering the pageant is despite Becca, a short, plus-sized woman, not being the stereotypical beauty pageant Barbie doll. For the first time in their lives, Amanda can't ...
An original romantic comedy with lots of curves.
19 October 2003 (USA)
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Beautiful Girl - Schwer in Ordnung
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At the meeting for the second beauty pageant, a girl gives Becca a can of hairspray and says, "Hairspray will make you a star!" The can of hairspray's brand name is "Turn Blad". Marissa 'Jaret Winokur', who plays Becca, won a Tony award in 2003 for her role as Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray. See more
At the pageant the contestant from Swissvale is playing a alphorn but the sound is that of a tuba. See more
Written by Debbie Gibson See more