A film, released by MGM
on Friday the 13th
in September of 2002. It stars Ice Cube
and Cedric the Entertainer
among its ensemble
The film focuses on a barbershop in Chicago (probably the south side) in a poor black neighborhood. The best part of the movie, IMHO is the witty dialogue and frank discussions which occur among the customers and workers. Various issues, such as sex, the Civil Rights Movement, reparations for slavery, and the importance of tradition are covered or discussed in the confines of the barbershop. The particularly notable thing is the fact that these discussions aren't just some liberal chorus of agreement, and many politically incorrect, and even uncomfortable things are said regarding these issues and people. Sometimes the truth hurts. It is quite funny. One of the rare films that actually made me laugh out loud.