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FIRST MOVIE BARBERSHOP:
Well this friday Barbershop 2 comes out, and im excited. Barbershop was one of those rarely seen comedies, thats laugh out loud funny, and full of heart. Cedric the Entertainer plays the funniest charectar. And the whole thing about the ATM machine is hysterical. This is a great comedy, that shows you dont have to have bad language, and dirty sexual content, to make a great comedy.

SECOND MOVIE BRIDGET JONES DIARY:
This movie was pretty good. Nothing special, but it was good. I thought it was more of a chick flick, and some of the charectars got annoying. Plus it kind of dragged on but it was still pretty good. Its worth a watch if you have read the book, or you are with a girl friend or something.
I thought I should watch the first part of the Barbershop before I watch Barbershop 2: Back In The Business, and all I found out is that I do not need to watch part 2, because already part 1 was boring to me. The idea of the barbershop is actually quite funny, but the story all in all was dead boring. It's about time I get to see some true masterpiece again, because I've seen way too many crappy movies lately.
I mainly saw this movie only because everyone I work with is raving about how incredibly funny it is. Parts of it made me laugh and it was pretty entertaining, but I feel kind of let down. I think that's because I'd been hearing (for months, mind you) that this is the funniest movie since...well, in a long time.

I did like it though, and I'll probably end up seeing the sequel at some point. (Maybe even in the theater, 'cause I do like Queen Latifah.)


I just saw a great movie with Ice Cube as the main character.
There, I just wrote down a sequence of letters that formed a string of words that became a sentence I never thought I would ever write down in my entire life, but there it is... Barbershop is a great movie. Sure, it's a little clumsy in delivery, but on the whole, I would say that it's probably one of the best comedies of the year.

The plot basically revolves around a long day in an urban barbershop. Ice Cube plays a character named Calvin who, low on cash and high on bills, sells the shop that's been in his family for three generations to a lone shark played by the eternally cool Keith David. After rethinking his decision, he returns to the lone shark to buy his shop back... only to discover that the price has doubled and that his shop is going to be turned into a gentlemen's club.

Meanwhile, two crooks stage a remarkably inept robbery of an ATM machine and spend all day trying to break it open. The audience, of course, learns that there is really no money in it and the duo's stupidity keeps making the situation worse and worse.

Personally, I could have gone without those two plots because the real meat and potatoes of Barbershop is in its namesake... the place where people go to shoot the breeze, talk about issues, and piss everyone off.

Manning the chairs of the barbershop is a pretty ordinary compliment of folks. There's the old blowhard, the annoying educated college kid who belches out pompous nuggets of wisdom whether people want them or not, the outspoken angry lady in a bad relationship, the reformed con who is teetering on the edge of strike three, a foreigner from Nigeria, and the white guy who acts black.

All pretty unspectacular representatives of characters you'd find in hundreds of other movies, but in Barbershop, they all seem new. They are given motivations, third dimensions, and reasons why they act the way they act.

The conversations they have are topical, honest, and about things that other movies won't touch. I'm pretty sure you've heard about the fuss over the line about Rosa Parks, OJ Simpson, and Rodney King... but they also talk about slavery reparations, black responsibility, and of course... booty.

What makes Barbershop such a great movie is that it's made for a large audience. Yeah, when going to movies that are made for a predominantly black crowd, I am the scared little white guy sitting in the corner hoping no one will notice my cracker ass... but with Barbershop, there's something for everyone. The humor is broad, the characters are identifiable, and all of it just brings the house down.

Cedric the Entertainer steals the show. I know the Oscars are a meaningless conservative sham that never takes chances on anything, but man... Cedric should get one.

It's poignant, it's honest, and best of all... it's funny. So much to the point that I will even forgive its awkward attempt at a plot and give it some well deserved kudos for the barbershop scenes alone.


Pretty funny. Cedric stole the show for me, he was hilarious. Original Idea, kind of different but good for a change. some good funny moments and some good positive/pleasing moments. all in all a good comedy. 6 on 10.
A good natured film, pleasantly presented. Funny as well as touching. The cast really does a terrific job. Good writing and score, very enjoyable and entertaining.


Barbershop is great movie which takes the time to depict the fine points of what it means to be colored. Instead of glamorizing the stereotypical thug this movie takes the time to show us the virtues of the hard working self-made black man. This movie doesn't necessarily hid the side of the ghetto that is less appealing, but it doesn't try to justify it either. In addition, to showing you that not every successful black man is a musician who uses the successes of predominantly white conglomerates as a crutch, this film tells you that there is more to the black people than anger, cash money, and pimping. This movie shows that colored people do not need to depend on white people to survive and it shows the black films don't have to constantly rely on slamming white people to be funny. don't just watch this movie because your black, watch this movie to learn philosophy behind what it truly means to be black.



I love this movie. It is a model that other negro oriented movies should take into heart.

Supprisingly, I thought this movie was good!! It had so many laughs!! I thought it was going to be shallow and stupid, but it really was the oposite!!:fresh:
I had the night off last night so I took Elissa to see the midnight showing of "The Jerk" at the Alamo Drafthouse downtown. I couldn't believe she'd never seen it, and I think she was unsure what to expect. She's not a huge Steve Martin fan, and the time I got her to watch "Plains, Trains, and Automobiles" with me she was less than impressed.

But she loved it.

To tell you the truth, I don't even know if I've ever laughed so hard at the movie, which I've seen a dozen or so times. The broader the comedy, the better it is to see it half drunk with sixty other half drunks. If I'm watching it by myself I might smile or chuckle a little when Bernadette Peters and Steve are singing their duet and she suddenly produces a trumpet and plays a solo, but last night I HOWLED at it. And so did everyone else, including Elissa, which made me feel pretty good.

Later I watched Barber Shop which I expected to be kind of funny and kind of good (Cedric the Entertainer was my least favorite "King of Comedy", and it's been a long time since I liked Ice-Cube in anything, plus the previews made it look sit-comy) but endied up being really funny and really good. I don't think I've ever seen a ghetto comedy that wasn't patronizing, and that had characters who seemed at all like real humans, rather than just sympathy-hogs. Some people say "Cooley High" is like that, but I just didn't think it had good jokes. Because I'm a racist.

I also watched the George Clonny-Steven Soderberg "Solaris", which had me right up until the dumb punch-out ending. Spoiler alert - They crash into the big God metaphore, so what? They're in heaven now? Why? Who cares?
I am not black. I am, therefore, not the target audience for this film. I found the humour silly, the language semi-intelligible and the subject matter almost irrelevant. Sure, there was the the theme of community, of learning humility and of honouring one's past. Yawn. Sorry, I was simply bored. Even Cedric the Entertainers excellent performance and Ice Cube's decent acting couldn't make me care about the inner city black person's struggle, at least not in this context.
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