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

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$36,310,118 (USA) (13 May 2005)
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DJ Helen (Adele Givens)- in the very beginning of the movie - compliments local Atlanta sports sensation "that fine dog, Michael Vick!" Ironically, two years after the release of the film, Michael Vick was arrested for operating an interstate dog-fighting ring. See more »

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When Terry comes in after the shop is re-opened she comes in with her hair on her shoulder and when she starts talking to Gina it is behind her. In the next shot it is back on her shoulder. See more »

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Chanel: Is that a purse?
James: It's a man bag!
Ida: A man bag?
James: Yeah, it's like the hottest new accessory.
Ida: You got some man lipstick in that bag?
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Written by Kina Cosper, Mark Batson, Che Pope
Performed by Kina Cosper (as Kina)
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I love Queen Latifa!
9 April 2005 | by (Orem, Utah) – See all my reviews

VERY mild spoilers.

This movie has some great funny parts. The friends I was with kept saying "where's the plot?" Well, the plot was done in, well, chick-flick style - plenty of relationship touchy-feely stuff, and not much action. But that's what I expected.

For me the strength of the film was in the development and interaction of the characters. The writers spared no silly jokes in virtually any conversation - which is why I wanted to see the film in the first place.

Kevin Bacon as a fake German gay hair-salon owner was a bit disappointing; when we actually saw him try to work he didn't seem to know anything about the how to do hair - which contradicts the premise of his character. He could have been a competent hair-dresser and still been a total jerk.

Queen Latifa, as usual, was wonderful, witty, funny, delivered her lines perfectly, and simply knows how and when to do things just at the right moment. I'm sure the editors, director and others also deserve credit for her performance, but she shines in whatever she's in.

OK, I don't mean to make this out to be a great movie; it isn't. It's entertaining, touching and funny - but it's mostly just "there" and doesn't really move me beyond the moment. When it was over I was ready to go home.


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