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Beauty Shop (2005)

 -  Comedy  -  30 March 2005 (USA)
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Gina is a hairstylist who opens up a beauty shop full of employees and customers more interested in speaking their minds than getting a cut.

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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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$48,030 (South Africa) (10 June 2005)

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$48,030 (South Africa) (10 June 2005)
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Trenyce:  Brief appearance during the club scene 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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Willie: You just got knocked out, and I got it on film, and I'm sellin' it in da Hood for 14.99
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References Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (2004) See more »

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Arabesque
Written by Friedrich Burgmüller
Performed by Margie Balter
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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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