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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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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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Salón de belleza  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

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

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$36,351,350

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$38,351,350
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Djimon Hounsou and Kimora Lee Simmons started dating two years after this film was completed, and had one son together. They broke up in 2012. See more »

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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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Mrs. Towner: When did y'all get to be so integrated around here?
Lynn: This morning!
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You'll Never Find (A Better Woman)
(2004)
Written by Teedra Moses, Paul Poli, Velma Allen, Jack Hall,
Albert Hudson, Jadakiss (as Jason Phillips)
Performed by Teedra Moses
Courtesy of TVT Records
Contains a sample of "Better Woman or Bigger Fool" (1982)
Performed by Alicia Myers
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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8 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

I am not black. I am not a woman. I have never had a weave or extensions, and I try to stay out of the ghetto as much as possible.

Yet I got a kick out of Beauty Shop for some reason???

The script itself is not all that strong, but the performances by QL and the rest of the ensemble cast are watchable and engaging.

Props to Kevin Bacon. His outrageous and flamboyant Jorge' is a nice departure from his other roles and he comes across as quite convincing in the part.

The movie only gets 3 stars from me because the storyline is quite conventional and played out. However, for the most part the jokes are funny and the actors deliver them nicely.... so tack on an extra star for that.

While it won't win any awards, "Beauty Shop" is pure mindless fun.


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