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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.

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Paulette (as Miss Laura Hayes)
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Willie (as L'il JJ)
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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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Rated PG-13 on appeal for sexual material, language and brief drug references | See all certifications »

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30 March 2005 (USA)  »

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Salón de belleza  »

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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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Trivia

Queen Latifah and Alfre Woodard would later work together again in the 2012 television movie Steel Magnolias, which was a remake of the 1989 film. 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 »

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Gina Norris: Where'd you get that money?
Darnelle: Gina, you know I don't do like that. But if a guy wants to pay my bills, I'ma let him pay my bills.
Gina Norris: You know what, you need to shut up because you're sounding really stupid right now. You are lazy, you're wasting your life and you're wasting my time. Why don't you take your money to go buy a clue?
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Follows Barbershop (2002) See more »

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Let Me Do Me
Written by Quinn (as Kermit Quinn)
Performed by Quinn
Courtesy of Quinnessential Music
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conventional script elevated by a talented ensemble
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Barbershop spin-off finds Latifah in Atlanta where she's recognized as the city's best hair stylist even though she works for a dandy, self-absorbed shop owner (Bacon). Ambitious and fed up with his disrespect, she quits her job then branches out and opens her own shop. Despite her undeniable talent, and the support of her devoted co-workers, she still has to learn how to endure the hardships of owning and operating her own business. The plot is a little too simple, and seems set up a bit too easily, but it's likable and pleasant with an appealing, first-rate cast. Bacon has an odd but amusing supporting role, and Latifah is an ideal leading woman. Laughs aren't always consistent but they are effective, and everyone seems to be enjoying themselves. **½


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