Stef (firecat) wrote,
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Good movie

Recommendation for Beauty Shop featuring Queen Latifah. A feel-good comedy that also feels improvisational, the way some of Spike Lee's lighter films do. (In fact, I was under the impression that Spike Lee had been a producer of the film, but I think I was wrong.) Lots of female characters, who talk to each other often, occasionally even about something other than men. Eye candy of several genders and varieties. Body-positive. Lots of snarks against plastic surgery. Kevin Bacon's character is hilarious.

Things that might be objectionable to some folks: Racist and sexist stereotyping, white girl tokenism, predictable plot, some of the acting is wooden, some of the dialog is unintelligible (at least to me).

I haven't seen the Barbershop films that this is apparently a sequel to.
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