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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 »
15 nominations. See more awards »

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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
Lil J.J. ... 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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Trenyce: Brief appearance during the club scene See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Gina Norris: Vanessa, do these pants make my butt look big?
Vanessa: Yeah, they do.
Gina Norris: Good!
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Connections

Followed by Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016) See more »

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Written by Erica Dymakkus, Corron Cole
Performed by Erica Dymakkus
Courtesy of Tha Movement
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Licensing
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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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beauty Shop See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,801,465, 3 April 2005

Gross USA:

$36,351,350

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$37,245,453
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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