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Beauty Shop (2005)

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



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paulette (as Miss Laura Hayes)
Willie (as L'il JJ)
Rochelle (as Lisaraye McCoy)
Catfish Rita


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

30 March 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Salón de belleza  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,801,465, 3 April 2005, Wide Release

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Queen Latifah and Alfre Woodard would later work together again in the 2012 television movie Steel Magnolias, which was a remake of the 1989 film. See more »


Ms. Josephine corrects Chanel's pronunciation of Maya Angelou's name after she herself uses that same pronunciation to refer to Maya. See more »


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Gina Norris: You know what, you need to shut up because you're sounding really stupid right now. You are lazy, you're wasting your life and you're wasting my time. Why don't you take your money to go buy a clue?
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References Black Mama White Mama (1973) See more »


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Harmless fun
3 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

This amusing little movie appeals to a wide range with its comfortable humor, racy but utterly inoffensive conversation, and its roots in Disney-style family values (but for the real world). Queen Latifah does a relaxed and amiable job of tying the film together, and the ensemble cast is sweet and funny. I was impressed with Alicia Silverstone's turn as a geeky little white country girl--it's the first time she hasn't been playing off a well-to-do type and she carries it off. We had a nice relaxing time of it while we were watching, and half an hour later I've forgotten most of it--but that's just fine. Means I can pop it in the DVD player later on, enjoy it, and not remember a word.

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