Seven years after this film was released, Alfre Woodard and Queen Latifah team up again as co-stars in the 2012 remake of "Steel Magnolias". See more »
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 »
Don't shake that baby loose.
Yeah, we'll get hit with indecency charges up in here.
See more »
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.
25 of 34 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this