Beauty Shop – Filtered

Theatrical Release: March 15, 2005
DVD Release: August 23, 2005


This comedy begins where Barber Shop 2 left off. Hair stylist Gina Norris (Queen Latifah) moves from Chicago to Atlanta to give her teenage daughter (Paige Hurd) the best opportunity to follow in her deceased father’s footsteps as a musician. Gina also takes with her an employee (Alicia Silverstone) and a few clients (Andie MacDowell, Mena Suvari) and is quickly employed with Jorge (Kevin Bacon), an effeminate, flamboyant and self-absorbed beauty-shop owner. But with Gina’s management skills and her home-made hair conditioner, she strikes out on her own and takes an inner-city beauty shop from rundown to upscale and trendy. Joe (Djimon Hounsou), who lives above the salon, seems out of place with his charm, culture and chivalry amidst the edgy, street-smart clients and neighbors of Gina’s Beauty Shop. The evolution of Gina’s new business is the source of many funny moments.

Dove Review

Gina Norris lives in Atlanta and is making a name for herself with her own line of conditioners. But when her boss, Jorge, criticizes her one time too many she quits his salon to open her own beauty shop, taking the shampoo girl and a few of Jorge’s clients with her. Gina buys a rundown beauty shop and gets to work making it on her own, inheriting a group of stylists, clientele, and an electrician who happens to live upstairs.Gina has a hard time getting it started but Jorge has plans to make things not go so well. But with the help of her friends things get a little easier. This was an okay movie. There were a few funny parts like when the shampoo girl, who is very southern, gets a hair make-over from her stylist friends she works with. She comes up with some crazy hairdos. And Kevin Bacon’s part as Jorge is just funny-to see him act the way he does: vain, with a big ego, and he has long, curly hair. It was a good movie to only see one time. Parents should know a girl mentions she is a bit doped up on medicine.

Content Description

Faith: None
Violence: None
Sex: Man and woman kiss.
Language: None
Violence: None
Drugs: Drinking
Nudity: Cleavage shown, low cut, belly shirts.
Other: None


Company: MGM/UA
Director: Bille Woodruff
Producer: Shakim Compere
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 105 min.
Reviewer: Hannah Kortz