Good Hair

Starring: Chris Rock Director: Jeff Stilson  Rated: PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned for Children Under 13
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 35 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2009
  • Label: Lions Gate
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Audio Commentary with Chris Rock and Producer Nelson George
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  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish

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Entertainment Reviews:

Box Office - 08/27/2009
3 stars out of 5 -- "[L]ively and entertaining..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 10/07/2009
3 stars out of 4 -- "[W]arm, funny and entertaining..."
USA Today - 10/16/2009
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[Rock] approaches the subject with earnest interest and easy humor....His style is lively, smooth and up-to-date, like the most coveted 'do."
New York Times - 10/14/2009
"Spirited, probing and frequently hilarious, it coasts on the fearless charm of its front man and the eye-opening candor of its interviewees..."
A.V. Club - 10/08/2009
"Rock proves a delightful host, refreshingly willing to play straight man to the larger-than-life characters he encounters." -- Grade: B+
Entertainment Weekly - 10/16/2009
"[A] deeply funny and very serious documentary..." -- Grade: B+
Washington Post - 10/09/2009
"[A] hilarious documentary that, like all great comedies, is shot through with equal parts humor and heartbreak."
Sight and Sound - 07/01/2010
"Rock's visit to the Bronner Bros convention and its extraordinary hairdressing competition has to be seen to be believed....Witty and always entertaining..."

Product Description:

In the movie SCHOOL DAZE, Spike Lee staged a dance number in which two bands of African-American college students debated the merits of "Straight and Nappy" hair in song, and now comedian Chris Rock and filmmaker Jeff Stilson have extended the conversation to a full-length film in this witty documentary with serious undertones. Rock says he was inspired to make the film when his young daughter asked him, "Daddy, how come I don't have good hair'" and he and Stilson examine black America's obsession with their hair as they visit the Bronner Brothers International Hair Show, an annual trade show for the African-American hair care industry which includes fierce competitions among stylists from around the country and demonstrations of new hair products and techniques. Along the way, Rock also talks to a number of African-American luminaries about their hair issues (including Maya Angelou, the Rev. Al Sharpton, Nia Long, Raven Symone, Ice-T, and Paul Mooney), researches the dangers of many common hair-straightening treatments, reveals the surprising expense of regular hair "relaxing" and weaves, and ponders what the pursuit of straight hair says about African-American cultural identity. GOOD HAIR received its world premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

Plot Keywords:

African American Cinema | African American Culture | Black Heritage | Documentary | Live-Action | Race Relations | Self-Identity

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  • UPC: 031398118336
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