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Beauty Shop (2005)

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

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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

Was originally suppose to be a third part to the popular Barbershop franchise, but formed its own title soon after. See more »

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Towards the end, when the radio announcer calls Gina's shop to talk to her, by turning up the radio for Gina to hear her voice, there would be so much feedback that no one will be able to hear the radio announcer and vice versa See more »

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Hollerin' Helen: Hit me on my websited, www.how to shake a nigga.com
[whole beauty shop howls]
Lynn: I thought you couldn't say the N word on the radio.
Chanel: No, see she can say it, you just can't.
Gina Norris: You know what, you could be black, white, ghetto past, no ghetto past, ain't nobody using the N word up in here, and no bitches and hoes either, except for the ones that don't tip.
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ATL Skyline
Written and Performed by Teodross Avery (as Teodross 'Teo' Avery)
Courtesy of Bam Bam Records
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I love Queen Latifa!

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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