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Barbershop 2: Back to Business

2006-03-30 12:23

Take a seat, sit back, and get ready for another haircut as Calvin (Ice Cube) opens up shop once again. This time he's gotten over his money troubles and is no longer in danger of losing his shop - but his neighborhood is in danger of losing its identity.

Intent on "regentrifying" the South Side, a money-hungry corporation is moving into the community with coffee bars, video stores, and a big-name haircut chain, and the area's "mom and pop" establishments are in danger of losing their hometown advantage.

While juggling changing situations, new loves, and looking for ways to better their lives, Calvin and his crew have to take a stand to keep the South Side and its businesses in the family.

And of course, the crew still has time for its signature Barbershop discussions - outrageous, explosive, and hilarious. The world changes and so do hairdos, but some things never go out of style - you can still say anything at the barbershop.

What the critics are saying:

"Just as sharply funny and as heartwarming, yet unsentimental, as the first."
- Claudia Puig, USA Today

"The first film arrived with freshness and an unexpected zing, but this one seems too content to follow in its footsteps."
- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"These characters really are like old friends -- there's something almost comforting about going back and hanging out with them again."
- Loey Lockerby, Kansas City Star

Calvin and the gang are back to cuttin' hair and talkin' trash with hilarious results. This movie is a rare animal in the business - a sequel that isn't a total waste of time and money.

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