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Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 6 February 2004 (USA)
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Why not spend another day with the crew at Calvin's shop in the South Side of Chicago?

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Mark Brown (characters), Don D. Scott
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ice Cube ... Calvin
Cedric the Entertainer ... Eddie
Sean Patrick Thomas ... Jimmy
Eve ... Terri
Troy Garity ... Isaac
Michael Ealy ... Ricky
Leonard Earl Howze ... Dinka
Harry Lennix ... Quentin Leroux
Robert Wisdom ... Alderman Brown
Jazsmin Lewis ... Jennifer
Carl Wright ... Checkers Fred
DeRay Davis ... Hustle Guy
Kenan Thompson ... Kenard
Queen Latifah ... Gina
Garcelle Beauvais ... Loretta (as Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon)
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Storyline

The continuing adventures of the barbers at Calvin's Barbershop. Gina, a stylist at the beauty shop next door, is now trying to cut in on his business. Calvin is again struggling to keep his father's shop and traditions alive--this time against urban developers looking to replace mom and pop establishments with name-brand chains. The world changes, but some things never go out of style--from current events and politics to relationships and love, you can still say anything you want at the barbershop. Written by Sujit R. Varma

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Back in business.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, sexual material and brief drug references | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Barbearia 2 - De Volta ao Negócio See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,241,612, 8 February 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$65,111,277

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$65,971,313
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Black and White (flashback scenes)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The football jersey that Ice Cube is wearing during the last part of the movie is a Gale Sayers #40 Chicago Bears throwback jersey made by Mitchell & Ness. See more »

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The CTA "L" cars used in the flashback to 1969 were not in service back then. They started using the 2600 series cars in the early-'80s See more »

Quotes

Customer Muhammed: [to Terri, trying to convert her to the Nation of Islam] All I want to know is... how can you, as a Black woman, bring yourself to worship a savior who looks like Kenny G?
Customer: Ay... Kenny G put out a bomb-ass Christmas album!
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References 10 (1979) See more »

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Enjoyable, but not as much as the original....
17 February 2004 | by lotus_chiefSee all my reviews

I wasn't as 'up' for watching Barbershop 2 as I was with the original. Just the idea of a sequel existing didn't really excite me....although anyone with sense had to know the makers were going to cash in on another movie, seeing how much of a sleeper hit the original was. Seeing the trailer for this months ago, it just didn't seem to have the same spark the original had. After watching this last night, that feeling hasn't really changed. I enjoyed Barbershop 2, but it's miles behind the original, especially in the comedy area. The original was a 'cute' movie, it tapped into everyone's childhood neighborhood memories of the local barbershop that was a mainstay in the community....all while having a nice story behind it (Ice Cube not seeing the importance of the shop and threatening to sell it). The sequel just seems to go with the motions; you can tell that its trying its best not to rock the boat, particularly with the jokes. The story in BS2 is arguably more relevant than the one in the original: a bigger, more attractive, industrialized barbershop chain comes into the neighborhood, threatening the 'mom & pop' stores on the block who have to fight to survive. As far as comedy, the movie on a whole isn't as funny as the original, as it takes a more serious tone. Its obvious that the makers tried their very best not to step on anyone's toes or, if they did, not step on them too hard. The success and exposure of the original, in this case, worked against them, as I felt the makers held back a little too much as far as the comedy goes. Nevertheless, I enjoyed Barbershop 2, but I just hope the franchise doesn't get too bland, with the seemingly inevitable spin-off coming (Beauty Shop).

*** out of **** stars.


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