Beauty Shop

Genre:  Comedy
Running Time:  105 min.
Release Date: March 30, 2005
DVD: August 23, 2005

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Cast: Queen Latifah, Andie MacDowell, Mena Suvari, Djimon Hounsou, Alicia Silverstone, Alfre Woodard, Kevin Bacon, Octavia Spencer

Synopsis

Leaving the Chicago crew behind, Gina Norris (Queen Latifah) is a long way from the Barbershop -- she now lives in Atlanta and is making a name for herself and her cutting-edge hairstyles at a posh Southern salon. But when her flamboyant, egotistical boss, Jorge (Kevin Bacon), takes it one criticism too far, she storms out of his salon to open a shop of her own, taking the shampoo girl (Alicia Silverstone) and a few key clients (Andie MacDowell, Mena Suvari) with her.

Gina risks it all to buy a rundown beauty shop and gets to work making it her own, inheriting an opinionated group of headstrong stylists (including Alfre Woodard, Golden Brooks, and Sherri Shepherd), a colorful clientele, and a sexy upstairs electrician (Djimon Hounsou). It's a rocky road to fulfilling her dreams -- and Jorge does his best to ruin her plans -- but you can't keep a good woman down... and you can't keep a shopful of outrageous women from speaking their minds!

Director: Bille Woodruff
Studio: MGM Pictures
Producer(s): Queen Latifah, David Hoberman, Robert Teitel, George Tillman, Jr., Shakim Compere
Screenplay: Kate Lanier, Norman Vance, Jr.
Official Site: www.mgm.com/beautyshop/

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