It's been more than 10 years since our last appointment at Calvin's Barbershop. Calvin and his longtime crew are still there, but the shop has undergone some major changes. Most noticeably, our once male-dominated sanctuary is now co-ed. The ladies bring their own flavor, drama and gossip to the shop challenging the fellas at every turn. Despite the good times and camaraderie within the shop, the surrounding community has taken a turn for the worse, forcing Calvin and our crew to come together to not only save the shop, but their neighborhood.Written by
The principal in the film is actually super tough and dedicated former principal of Chicago's Fenger High School featured in the CNN documentary "Chicagoland". See more »
It is revealed that Jalen is 14 years old, but this movie premiered 13 years, 7 months, and 3 days after Barbershop, which concludes with Calvin's wife handing him their crying newborn, Jalen. See more »
[getting his haircut]
I'm real proud of you dad.
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Never Too Much
Written and Performed by Luther Vandross
Courtesy of Epic Records
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Way Too Earnest to Be Funny
'Barber Shop: The Next Cut' is that Hollywood classic, the sequel gone bad. The original was original, witty, joyously coarse and endless fun. This takes the same bunch of delightful performers (Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer and more, including including the splendid J.B.Smoove), and saddles them with a preachment on ghetto uplift. Not only that, there's a side order of gender equality and a dash of the need for sisterly solidarity. The result is that the original movie, which was a delicious guilty pleasure, has been turned into a slow-moving tract of the sort that earnest do-gooders think is hip and persuasive. All in all, this sequel has so much heart it has lost its soul.
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