Blow Dry

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Heartwarming, but over-the-top and too formulaic.

19%

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Total Count: 64

55%

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Movie Info

An emotion-packed comedy of professional rivalry and extravagant hairdos. When the National Hairdressing Championships descend upon a small and unsuspecting Yorkshire town, no one is prepared for the glamour and the heartache, the scheming and the cheating which disrupt their lives.

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Critic Reviews for Blow Dry

All Critics (64) | Top Critics (25) | Fresh (12) | Rotten (52)

Audience Reviews for Blow Dry

  • May 27, 2009
    So it's a comedy about hairdressing. In truth, the hairdressing provides little more than colour commentary (pun intended), because it's the relationships that take first stage, and they take it really well. Alan Rickman is good, sincere and has depth, Josh Hartnett has an okay delivery ruined by his trying-too-hard faux Yorkshire accent, and Bill Nighy is Bill Nighy, you'll always get a few laughs from him, but the real stars are Rachel Griffiths and Natasha Richardson. Griffiths, in particular, is splendid, going from funny to poignantly hurt to deep, deep love without skipping a beat. Richardson also makes a strong impression, and you can feel the pain in her as the film goes. Oh well... It's a fun film, but it's also a good film.
    Cassandra M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 08, 2008
    an entertaining enough movie, thats funny, enjoyable , and a good enough storyline thats bound to make you love this movie! the yorkshire accent is kinda annoying but bearable with bill nighy and alan rickaman making the film that much more enjoyable to be honest! a good enough movie that doesnt offer much but still worth the watch, not my favourite alan rickman movie but it'll do!!
    Film C Super Reviewer
  • May 12, 2007
    josh hartnett with a country accent is funny
    Lone W Super Reviewer
  • Mar 26, 2007
    Another one of those movies where I was expecting a comedy based on the previews. It almost made me cry a few times! And Josh Harnett's British accent was kinda terrible, he should stick with drama. It was pretty ridiculous though and a fun movie.
    Megan S Super Reviewer

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