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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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30 March 2005 (USA)  »

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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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Was originally suppose to be a third part to the popular barbershop series but formed it's own title soon after. See more »

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When Vanessa is talking to L'il JJ outside of the shop, Vanessa takes off her headphones and puts them around her neck. And while she's talking they move from her neck to her lap without her touching them. See more »

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Hollerin' Helen: Hit me on my websited, www.how to shake a nigga.com
[whole beauty shop howls]
Lynn: I thought you couldn't say the N word on the radio.
Chanel: No, see she can say it, you just can't.
Gina Norris: You know what, you could be black, white, ghetto past, no ghetto past, ain't nobody using the N word up in here, and no bitches and hoes either, except for the ones that don't tip.
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Spun-off from Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004) See more »

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Written and Performed by David Reynolds
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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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