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Good Hair (2009)

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Chris Rock explores the wonders of African-American hairstyles.

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Jeff Stilson

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Lance Crouther, Paul Marchand (ghostwriter) | 3 more credits »
5 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Tanya Crumel Tanya Crumel ... Herself - Hair Battle Contestant
Kevin Kirk Kevin Kirk ... Himself - Hair Battle Contestant
Jason Griggers ... Himself - Hair Battle Contestant
Maya Angelou ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marvet Britto Marvet Britto ... Herself
A'Lelia Bundles A'Lelia Bundles ... Herself
Vanessa Bell Calloway ... Herself
Eve ... Herself
Farrah Fawcett ... Herself (archive footage)
Melyssa Ford ... Herself
Meagan Good ... Herself
Andre Harrell ... Himself
Ice-T ... Himself
Cheryl 'Salt' James Cheryl 'Salt' James ... Herself (as Salt-N-Pepa)
Sarah Jones ... Herself
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Storyline

Chris Rock, a man with two daughters, asks about good hair, as defined by Black Americans, mostly Black women. He visits Bronner Brothers' annual hair convention in Atlanta. He tells us about sodium hydroxide, a toxin used to relax hair. He looks at weaves, and he travels to India where tonsure ceremonies produce much of the hair sold in America. A weave is expensive: he asks who makes the money. We visit salons and barbershops, central to the Black community. Rock asks men if they can touch their mates' hair - no, it's decoration. Various talking heads (many of them women with good hair) comment. It's about self image. Maya Angelou and Tracie Thoms provide perspective. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language including sex and drug references, and brief partial nudity | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hårfint See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,043,732, 9 October 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,157,104, 28 February 2010
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Singer Jamelia covered similar territory in her 2008 documentary Jamelia: Whose Hair Is It Anyway? (2008). See more »

Quotes

Chris Rock: How old were you when you first got your relaxer?
Maya Angelou: Oh god. I was about seventy.
Chris Rock: Seventy? You went your whole life...
Maya Angelou: Not my whole life, I'm still alive!
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Blue's Mambo
Written by Sonny Clark
Performed by Sonny Clark Trio
Courtesy of Pure/Mainstream
By arrangement with Hunnypot Unlimited
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Good Movie
30 July 2013 | by jcnsofloridaSee all my reviews

While this is not the greatest movie ever or even the last word about (mainly) black women's hair, it's well worth seeing, and strikes a nice balance between being entertaining and informative. Chris Rock is basically learning as he goes, and he sort of functions as a surrogate for us viewers. It's definitely an Obama-era movie: whenever it starts to get critical, it backs off a little and is careful not to offend any group. His style of questioning can be a bit cheeky but he's always engaging. The film keeps focus on the creative/fashion side, rightly so, I think. If you're up for something different, interesting but certainly not heavy, I recommend it.


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