6.9/10
4,940
31 user 47 critic

Good Hair (2009)

Chris Rock explores the wonders of African-American hairstyles.

Director:

Writers:

, (ghostwriter) | 3 more credits »

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
5 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dark Girls (2011)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Documentary exploring the deep-seated biases and attitudes about skin color---particularly dark skinned women, outside of and within the Black American culture.

Directors: D. Channsin Berry, Bill Duke
Stars: Stephanie A., Soren Baker, Ronald Boutelle
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The lives of four black students at an Ivy League college.

Director: Justin Simien
Stars: Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson, Kyle Gallner
Chris Rock: Never Scared (TV Special 2004)
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Are you ready for Rock? Actor/director/comedian Chris Rock performs a gutbusting set in this stand-up special taped before a live audience at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.

Director: Joel Gallen
Stars: Chris Rock, Dionicio Chambers, Doug E. Fresh
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A married man who daydreams about being with other women finds his will and morals tested after he's visited by the ex-mistress of his old friend.

Director: Chris Rock
Stars: Chris Rock, Kerry Washington, Gina Torres
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Tanya Crumel ...
Herself - Hair Battle Contestant
Kevin Kirk ...
Himself - Hair Battle Contestant
...
Himself - Hair Battle Contestant
...
Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marvet Britto ...
Herself
A'Lelia Bundles ...
Herself
...
Herself
...
Herself
...
Herself (archive footage)
...
Herself
...
Herself
...
Himself
...
Himself
Cheryl 'Salt' James ...
Herself (as Salt-N-Pepa)
...
Herself
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Sit back and relax.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language including sex and drug references, and brief partial nudity | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 October 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hårfint  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,043,732 (USA) (9 October 2009)

Gross:

$4,157,104 (USA) (28 February 2010)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Quotes

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.
[... ]
Maya Angelou: But it is not a bad thing or a good thing, it's hair.
See more »

Connections

Featured in The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.14 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Where's Eddie?
(Echo Mix)
Written by Quincy Jones, Bill Cosby, Joy Askew, Takua Nakamura & Thomas Foyer
Performed by Echo
Courtesy of Concord Music Group, Inc.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A light documentary on an interesting topic
16 November 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Chris Rock provides a good snapshot of the hair culture of African-American women. Various aspects of the movie are entertaining, amusing, or saddening, depending on how one views them.

I have heard people criticize the movie's lack of depth in the analysis of topics like economic exploitation with regard to hair products, and sociological issues around the use of these products. However, such detailed analysis would not be very meaningful without the general background that is provided in this movie.

This movie was a good, light documentary on a topic that interested me and had not been discussed before.


25 of 28 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page