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Beauty Shop (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 30 March 2005 (USA)
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A determined hairstylist (Queen Latifah) competes with her former boss (Kevin Bacon) after opening her own business in Atlanta.

Director:

Bille Woodruff

Writers:

Elizabeth Hunter (story), Kate Lanier (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Queen Latifah ... Gina Norris
Alicia Silverstone ... Lynn
Andie MacDowell ... Terri
Alfre Woodard ... Ms. Josephine
Mena Suvari ... Joanne
Della Reese ... Mrs. Towner
Golden Brooks ... Chanel
Laura Hayes ... Paulette (as Miss Laura Hayes)
Paige Hurd ... Vanessa
Little JJ ... Willie (as L'il JJ)
LisaRaye McCoy ... Rochelle (as Lisaraye McCoy)
Keshia Knight Pulliam ... Darnelle
Sherri Shepherd ... Ida
Kimora Lee Simmons ... Denise
Sheryl Underwood ... Catfish Rita
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy

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

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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Salón de belleza See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,801,465, 3 April 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$36,351,350

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,351,350
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Della Reese's character mentions Willachoochie, Georgia. Mark Wahlberg's character in Renaissance Man (1994) states that he's from Willachoochie, Georgia. See more »

Goofs

When Terry comes in after the shop is re-opened she comes in with her hair on her shoulder and when she starts talking to Gina it is behind her. In the next shot it is back on her shoulder. See more »

Quotes

Terri: Hey Gina, is that monkeyfish, catbread lady going to be here today?
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Connections

References Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Golden
Written by Jill Scott, Anthony Bell
Performed by Jill Scott
Courtesy of Hidden Beach Recordings
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I love Queen Latifa!
9 April 2005 | by sidunrauSee 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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