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Beauty Shop (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 30 March 2005 (USA)
A determined hairstylist (Queen Latifah) competes with her former boss (Kevin Bacon) after opening her own business in Atlanta.

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You thought you'd heard it all in the barbershop, but you haven't heard anything yet - the women get their own chance to shampoo, shine, and speak their minds in Beauty Shop. Written by MGM Studios

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Rated PG-13 on appeal for sexual material, language and brief drug references | See all certifications »

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30 March 2005 (USA)  »

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Salón de belleza  »

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$12,801,465 (USA) (1 April 2005)

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$36,310,118 (USA) (13 May 2005)
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Djamin Hounsou and Kimora Lee Simmons started dating 2 years after this film was completed and had one son together. They broke up in 2012. See more »

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After Vanessa's recital, Gina is on her way to the shop. You see her get in the car, but while the car is heading down the street, you can see that there is another female driver, not Queen Latifah, driving. See more »

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Mercedes: [after finding out Lynn would be working in the shop] You tryin' to do a little too much around here, OK? You ain't trying to lighten up the place, you's trying to *whiten* up the place! So here's what I'm gonna do, Gina. I'm gonna let you and little miss Blue Ridge here have the shop. Do your thing, go on girl, do your thing because I can't be a part of this, OK. Porsche, are you rollin'?
Porsche: Yeah, I ain't gonna be able to do it either.
Lynn: Gina, I didn't mean to run them out.
Gina Norris: [to Lynn] Don't worry ...
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Spoofed in Boooty Shop (2011) See more »

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Arkansas Girl
Written and Performed by Little JJ (as L'il JJ)
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Delightfully funny movie
8 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Beauty Shop is a wholesome movie. It is a refreshing change from the negative portrayal of females seen in most movies today. Beauty Shop captures the true qualities of women striving, surviving, and winning against all odds. There wasn't a strong storyline, just a message of how women of all cultures deal with cheating husbands, cosmetic surgery, gender and racial profiling, insecurity, and male chauvinism. Still these women roll with the punches to enjoy each other and celebrate the beauty within.

The underlining theme of the movie is Maya Angeleo's poem Phenomenal Woman, which can be seen in Gina Norris (Queen Latifa), the struggling entrepreneur trying to secure a future for her daughter Vanessa (Paige Hurd) a young talented pianist. Particularly colorful characters are "Catfish Rita" (Cheryl Underwood), Ms. Josephine (Alfre Woodard), Lynn (Alicia Silverstone), Darnell (Keshia Knight Pulliam) and Jorge (Kevin Bacon). It is has lots of humor, guaranteed to make you smile.


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