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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.

Director:

Bille Woodruff

Writers:

Elizabeth Hunter (story), Kate Lanier (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
15 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Queen Latifah ... Gina Norris
Alicia Silverstone ... Lynn
Andie MacDowell ... Terri
Alfre Woodard ... Ms. Josephine
Mena Suvari ... Joanne
Della Reese ... Mrs. Towner
Golden Brooks ... Chanel
Laura Hayes ... Paulette (as Miss Laura Hayes)
Paige Hurd ... Vanessa
Lil J.J. ... Willie (as L'il JJ)
LisaRaye McCoy ... Rochelle (as Lisaraye McCoy)
Keshia Knight Pulliam ... Darnelle
Sherri Shepherd ... Ida
Kimora Lee Simmons ... Denise
Sheryl Underwood ... Catfish Rita
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 on appeal for sexual material, language and brief drug references | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Salón de belleza See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,801,465, 3 April 2005

Gross USA:

$36,351,350

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$37,245,453
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Seven years after this film was released, Alfre Woodard and Queen Latifah team up again as co-stars in the 2012 remake of "Steel Magnolias". See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Joanne: Because statements like that just personify your ignorance as it pertains to the topic of beauty.
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Connections

Referenced in The Oprah Winfrey Show: Episode dated 25 March 2005 (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

What's Going On
Written by Jackie Christie and Fred Jorio
Performed by Shine
Courtesy of Overhead Productions
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conventional script elevated by a talented ensemble
7 March 2007 | by Special-K88See all my reviews

Barbershop spin-off finds Latifah in Atlanta where she's recognized as the city's best hair stylist even though she works for a dandy, self-absorbed shop owner (Bacon). Ambitious and fed up with his disrespect, she quits her job then branches out and opens her own shop. Despite her undeniable talent, and the support of her devoted co-workers, she still has to learn how to endure the hardships of owning and operating her own business. The plot is a little too simple, and seems set up a bit too easily, but it's likable and pleasant with an appealing, first-rate cast. Bacon has an odd but amusing supporting role, and Latifah is an ideal leading woman. Laughs aren't always consistent but they are effective, and everyone seems to be enjoying themselves. **½


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