Barbershop

Synopsis: From the producers of Soul Food comes this “warm, generous” (The New York Times) tale about a Chicago barbershop where razor sharp comedy never goes out of style! Starring Ice Cube, Anthony Anderson, Sean Patrick Thomas, Eve, and Cedric the Entertainer, Barbershop is both a “sweet, life affirming movie” (N.Y. Daily News) and outrageous, bust-a-gut fun!

Calvin (Ice Cube) is a would-be entrepreneur with big plans… and running his family’s barbershop isn’t one of them. But when he impulsively sells the shop to a shady loan shark, he soon realizes just how important the neighborhood parlor is to him… and just how far he’ll go to get it back!
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Barbershop 8.0

I know that there are many stereotypes in thid one, but the cast is super solid and the filmmakers riff on the clichés in ways that help you to forgive them.

What is especially enjoyable is that it feels like a play, in that it mostly takes place in one location, in the barbershop (and its immediate environs) – so the film focuses mainly on the dialogues and the characters, which are both fairly rich and colourful.

Honestly, it may not seem like much, but it’s a funny film with heart and a pretty good balance. Good times 🙂

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