Beauty Shop (2005)
Critic Consensus: Despite a strong performance by Queen Latifah, Beauty Shop is in need of some style pointers.
While the men of Barbershop and Barbershop 2 have plenty to mouth off about, they may have met their match in the female staff and clientele of a nearby beauty shop. Directed by Bille Woodruff, Beauty Shop revolves around these women led by Gina (Queen Latifah), who opened Beauty Shop to give all the females in the community, from a conservative Southern socialite (Andie MacDowell) to a poetry-reciting stylist, a place to talk about life, love, and the issues of the day, all while getting their hair done. Bryce Wilson puts in a supporting performance, as does Kevin Bacon, who plays the snooty owner of a rival salon. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi … More
|Rating:||PG-13 (for sexual material, language and brief drug references)|
|Directed By:||Bille Woodruff, Billie Woodruff|
|Written By:||Elizabeth Hunter, Kate Lanier, Norman Vance, Jr., Audrey Wells|
|In Theaters:||Mar 30, 2005 Wide|
|On DVD:||Aug 23, 2005|
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Critic Reviews for Beauty Shop
As in the other two movies, the plot is a thin cardboard box carrying an assortment of observational doughnuts.
Take one part "Barbershop," one part Queen Latifah, sprinkle in a tablespoon of 'you-go-girl' and stir to get the confection of "Beauty Shop."
This bottom-feeder's sophomoric, locker room approach to black-white, gay-straight, and male-female issues cannot be undone by a saccharine storybook ending.
Audience Reviews for Beauty Shop
This movie was funny and really entertaining. I'm really liking Queen Latifah. Her attitude is just awesome.
OK, so what's the plot? A hair stylist (Queen Latifah) walks out on her boss (Kevin Bacon). Boss doesn't think she'll make it. She makes it while stealing all of his customers in a comedic process. Meets hot guy (Dimon Hounsou). Boss tries to get revenge.
Yes, you have seen this movie before.
It has a few funny moments, some of them not intentional, but Beauty Shop really is your standard, predictable, recycled film. File this one under "Been there, done that".
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