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Blow Dry (2001)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  30 March 2001 (UK)
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The annual British Hairdressing Championship comes to Keighley, a town where Phil and son Brian run a barbershop and Phil's ex-wife Shelly and her lover Sandra run a beauty salon. Phil and ... See full summary »

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The annual British Hairdressing Championship comes to Keighley, a town where Phil and son Brian run a barbershop and Phil's ex-wife Shelly and her lover Sandra run a beauty salon. Phil and Shelly haven't talked in ten years, since she bolted; she's just found out her cancer is terminal; and, Ray Roberts, the reigning hairdressing champion, blows into town taunting Phil for retreating from competitive styling into barbering. Roberts also brings his daughter, Christina, who remembers Brian from when she was a little kid. Everything's set: Brian decides to enter the competition with his mom and Sandra; will Phil join in? Ray wants to win at any cost; will Christina go along? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for some language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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$240,166 (USA) (9 March 2001)

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$637,769 (USA) (6 April 2001)
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At one point in the movie, Ray tells Christina that she isn't in Minneapolis anymore. Rachael Leigh Cook, who plays Christina, is a native of Minneapolis. See more »

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Brian says that hair keeps on growing after you die. This is an urban legend that is not true, of which a cadaver barber ought to be well aware. See more »

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Phil Allen: Your highlights go green if you leave them in too long, love.
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Phil Allen: About now.
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Rachael Leigh Cook and Josh Hartnett are Brits??
1 September 2013 | by See all my reviews

This is a British parody of an annual British Hairdressing Championship coming to small town Keighley. Everybody is playing it up as wacky hairdressing.

It stars some great British talents such as Alan Rickman, Natasha Richardson, and Bill Nighy. And also Australian Rachel Griffiths. But the sore thumbs sticking out are Rachael Leigh Cook and Josh Hartnett. They are obviously trying to get some buzz going with a couple of hot young Americans. The problem is that I just can't get over these two youngsters trying for a British accent. Sadly, it's unnecessarily distracting.

Whereas the story itself is amusing at times. I didn't have any big laughs. It's more cute than funny.


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