Shampoo

Shampoo

DVD - 2018
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A day in the life of George, a Beverly Hills hairdresser and Lothario who runs around town on the eve of the 1968 presidential election trying to make heads or tails of his financial and romantic entanglements. His attempts to scrape together the money to open his own salon are continually sidetracked by the distractions presented by his lovers. The carousel of doomed relationships is an essential "70s" farce, a sharp look back at the sexual politics and self-absorption of the preceding decade.
Publisher: [New York, New York] : Criterion Collection, [2018]
Edition: Special edition
ISBN: 9781681435060
Branch Call Number: MOVIE SHAMPOO
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (109 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,monaural
video file,DVD video

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tuckerclan
Jan 24, 2019

Do you want to relive the 1960's? Then this is your movie. The clothing will scare the pants off of you. I like seeing all the old cars. Did men really wear ascots then? Oh the movie? Terribly forgettable, especially any scene with Beatty in it, which is almost every scene. It's still a fun old movie to watch.

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biffblack
Sep 10, 2018

A great film. Insightful, rueful. "marvelboy888" doesn't know what he's typing about.

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marvelboy888
Mar 19, 2014

I liked this slightly more the second time around, but the central problem remains the same: Warren Beatty's lead performance. He's such a complete nonentity, no so much an idiot but rather a Frankenstein's monster. He hobbles around the movie acting as if even the most basic human interactions are unfathomable and baffling. The rest of the supporting cast tries to save it, and between Julie Christie's glam sauciness, Goldie Hawn's carping innocence, Lee Grant's desperate iciness, and Jack Warden's sleazy truthfulness they nearly pull it off. All four performances vacillate between hilarious and humanizing moments, but when they are in relation to Beatty it always feels slight half-hearted. With Beatty in the lead, most scenes of this film are dull as hell, it would all work better if he was an offscreen character the three central ladies fought over. Yawn.

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phyllis49
Mar 19, 2012

A bed-hopping Beverly Hills hairdresser loses his ex-mistress, his current girlfriend, and his banker's wife in his attempt to get the money to set up his own shop.
Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Goldie Hawn, Lee Grant, Jack Warden.

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