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Chris Rock explores the wonders of African-American hairstyles.

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Chris Rock, a man with two daughters, asks about good hair, as defined by Black Americans, mostly Black women. He visits Bronner Brothers' annual hair convention in Atlanta. He tells us about sodium hydroxide, a toxin used to relax hair. He looks at weaves, and he travels to India where tonsure ceremonies produce much of the hair sold in America. A weave is expensive: he asks who makes the money. We visit salons and barbershops, central to the Black community. Rock asks men if they can touch their mates' hair - no, it's decoration. Various talking heads (many of them women with good hair) comment. It's about self image. Maya Angelou and Tracie Thoms provide perspective. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG-13 for some language including sex and drug references, and brief partial nudity | See all certifications »
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$1,043,732 (USA) (9 October 2009)

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$4,157,104 (USA) (26 February 2010)
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Documentary filmmaker Regina Kimbell launched an injunction against Chris Rock and HBO, claiming that their film infringed on her own similarly themed documentary My Nappy Roots: A Journey Through Black Hair-itage (2010) which she screened for Rock in 2007. A federal judge ruled that Good Hair (2009) should be allowed to be released. See more »

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Maya Angelou: I would say that hair is a woman's glory and that you share that glory with your family. And they get to see you braiding it and they get to see you washing it.
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Maya Angelou: But it is not a bad thing or a good thing, it's hair.
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Referenced in The Oprah Winfrey Show: Episode dated 9 October 2009 (2009) See more »

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Written by Sean O'Shea, Dan Hastie, Sergio Rios, Tim Glum & Stewart killen
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31 December 2015 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

I had no idea that this was a documentary and bought it since it said "hillarious" on the DVD cover and because Chris Rock usually makes good comedies. But this turned out to be a documentary about something I have absolutely no interest in.

It was a struggle to sit through "Good Hair" and watch people talk about something with no meaning to me whatsoever. How can people be so self-centered and vain as to pay several thousands of dollars on hair, when there is so many wrong things in the world?

"Good Hair" is like a Halloween ride of shallow caricatures of people who has no sense of reality.

This is the worst $2 I have ever wasted on a DVD. It is rubbing from start to end. I managed to suffer through it to the end, and now that I have seen it, I will never make a return trip to watch this movie or any contents on the disc ever again.


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