Hair High
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As the prom draws near and the popular head cheerleader of Echo Lake High dumps her star quarterback boyfriend in favor of attending the dance with the biggest loser in school, the raging footballer plots murderous revenge in cult animation icon Bill Plympton's darkly satirical take on the teen tragedy radio hits and high-school melodramas of the 1950s and '60s. High-school sweethearts Cherri (Sarah Silverman) and Rod (Dermot Mulroney) are a match made in popularity heaven. When nerdy new student Spud (Eric Gilliland) makes the fateful mistake of offending both Cherri and Rod on his… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Hair High is not for everyone, but it's not like anything else out right now."
‑ Michael Ordoņa, Los Angeles Times
"Much of the visual comedy comes from the incongruous proportions of the bodies: skinny legs and puffed-out chests."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"Plympton's fourth feature film is also his least inspired, but it's still very much worth a look."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"With sharp animation, funny gags and catchy songs, Hair High plays like the weirdest, and improbably sweetest, send-up of Grease you'll ever see."
‑ Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune
"The taste meter on Hair High gets turned off somewhere around the halfway mark."
‑ Brian D. Schiller, Slant Magazine
"It's gross-out fare of the highest caliber."
‑ Ernest Hardy, L.A. Weekly
"An amusing send-up of late '50s/early '60s high-school melodramas and teen-tragedy pop hits."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"It's a wickedly fine ensemble and Plympton gives everyone free rein, which is no surprise from the creator of this irreverent, freewheeling delight."
‑ Gary Goldstein,
"The film spoils itself %u2014 and not in the way Plympton has spoiled his fans so much before."
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
"When Plympton's freak flag flies, Hair High delivers the same whacked-out weirdness of his shorts. The rest of the film simply stretches out the simple premise..."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"Rarely is filmmaking of any kind this exuberant, this inventive or this entertaining."
‑ Michael Booth, Denver Post
"None of this is for kids, and the way Plympton works clearly isn't for studios. It's just for grown-up fans of eye-catching animation."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"It's probably time for Plympton -- who's been making films for nearly 30 years -- to try to do something a little loftier."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"The monstrous images that are so effective in Plympton's short Plymptoons can be unpleasant at feature length and eventually overwhelm what is, at heart, a Grease-like teen-movie parody."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Just remember all of the anxieties you had in high school and apply them to Plympton's twisted gray matter."
‑ Eric Campos, Film Threat
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