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Shampoo trains a darkly comic lens on post-Nixon America, aiming at -- and often hitting -- an array of timely targets. Read critic reviews
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May 14, 2021Just because one happens to be clueless doesn't mean one still isn't a human. A cast of characters in moneyed circles gravitate around a hairdressing parlor in Beverly Hills, sucking desperately on their empty lives for meaning, for connection, and worried mainly about looking good: "do I look good?" They are not crocodiles, not cockroaches, or vermin, but simply human and kind of sad. A wonder of a work in that it finds their desperate humanity with a modicum of grace, everyone grasping, grasping, grasping, and glad to come away with anything, even if it's only that they looked good in the process.
Feb 09, 2016Sort of an anti-nostalgia piece that trades romantic notions about the late 60s for icy cynicism, which represents a rarely seen perspective about that era. The shallow characters are also an effective touch.Alec B Super Reviewer
Sep 05, 2010Although there are a lot of outrageous scenes, they aren't as funny as they think they are. The story isn't all that interesting either, but it does have a good cast.
Jun 09, 2010A 'classic' of the 70's this hasn't really aged well and the whole thing moved along at a turgid pace. All the cast are great and the characters are interesting but this isn't really a comedy (although it's billed as such) and the downbeat ending supports that. My wife asked when it was going to start halfway through this and I see what she means. Another classic to tick off my list but I don't think I'll be revisiting it.David S Super Reviewer