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

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$36,310,118 (USA) (13 May 2005)
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Trivia

Della Reese's character mentions Willachoochie, Georgia. Mark Wahlberg's character in Renaissance Man states that he's from Willachoochie, Georgia. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Chanel: [after James asks Lyn to dance] Oh, who the hell cares? He's gay as Peter Pan on a pair of ice skates!
Ms. Josephine: [James and Lyn kiss] He's gay all right - he's happy as hell!
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References Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (2004) See more »

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Could It Be I'm Falling in Love
(1973)
Written by Melvin Steals, Mervin Steals
Performed by The Spinners
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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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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