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Old 09-01-09, 06:05 PM   #1
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Good Hair (Stilson, 2009) — Chris Rock explores the world of black women's hair


IMDB | Trailer Below | Oct 2009






This looks funnier than many of Chris Rock's recent non-doc films.
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Old 09-01-09, 06:44 PM   #2
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Re: Good Hair (Stilson, 2009) — Chris Rock explores the world of black women's hair

Is this a sequel to Good Burger?
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Old 09-01-09, 06:57 PM   #3
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Re: Good Hair (Stilson, 2009) — Chris Rock explores the world of black women's hair

"This will last Prince about a month."
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Old 09-01-09, 07:48 PM   #4
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Re: Good Hair (Stilson, 2009) — Chris Rock explores the world of black women's hair

Looks cute.

I spotted Meagan in there
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Old 09-01-09, 09:40 PM   #5
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Re: Good Hair (Stilson, 2009) — Chris Rock explores the world of black women's hair

It certainly can't be any worse than any of the other films he's appeared in.
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Old 09-01-09, 10:25 PM   #6
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Re: Good Hair (Stilson, 2009) — Chris Rock explores the world of black women's hair

NO thanks.
Maybe a renter but like my Chirs Rock R-rated and this has been rated Pg-13.
R-Rated Chris Rock = New Jack City , Dogma, Lethal Weapon 4 , The Chris Rock Show
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Old 09-01-09, 10:29 PM   #7
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Old 09-02-09, 09:41 AM   #8
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Re: Good Hair (Stilson, 2009) — Chris Rock explores the world of black women's hair

I thought the trailer looked really entertaining - wondering though if it the movie can sustain it for it's 95 minute running time. Between this and 'The September Issue' there are some very interesting documentaries coming out this month.
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Old 09-02-09, 10:08 AM   #9
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Re: Good Hair (Stilson, 2009) — Chris Rock explores the world of black women's hair

The September Issue had some very, very good per-theater-averages this past weekend. I want to see it but I haven't seen The Cove yet.
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Old 09-02-09, 10:50 AM   #10
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The September Issue had some very, very good per-theater-averages this past weekend. I want to see it but I haven't seen The Cove yet.

definately see 'The Cove' it's both rivetting and compels one to make a stance on the events that take place in the movie.
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Old 09-02-09, 10:55 AM   #11
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Re: Good Hair (Stilson, 2009) — Chris Rock explores the world of black women's hair

A black female filmmaker named Ayoka Chenzira once did a short film on this subject, "Hair Piece: A Film for Nappyheaded People":

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0231693/

I saw it back then, but I don't remember much about it.
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Old 09-02-09, 12:35 PM   #12
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Re: Good Hair (Stilson, 2009) — Chris Rock explores the world of black women's hair

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NO thanks.
Maybe a renter but like my Chirs Rock R-rated and this has been rated Pg-13.
R-Rated Chris Rock = New Jack City , Dogma, Lethal Weapon 4 , The Chris Rock Show
PG-13 Chris ROck - Down to Earth , Head Of State, The Longest Yard
Funny that you left out I Think I Love My Wife, Rock's last R-rated starring vehicle that barely made its production budget back.
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Old 09-02-09, 04:20 PM   #13
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Re: Good Hair (Stilson, 2009) — Chris Rock explores the world of black women's hair

^ I forgot bout that one . but that was another pretty decent R- rated Rock effort.
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Old 09-02-09, 04:22 PM   #14
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Re: Good Hair (Stilson, 2009) — Chris Rock explores the world of black women's hair

It's like a documentary/comedy
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Old 09-02-09, 11:32 PM   #15
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Re: Good Hair (Stilson, 2009) — Chris Rock explores the world of black women's hair

I liked the use of Mighty Real by Sylvester as the music.
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Old 10-10-09, 09:42 PM   #16
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Re: Good Hair (Stilson, 2009) — Chris Rock explores the world of black women's hair

Chris Rock returns with a quasi documentary on hair, uncovering the lengths some black women go to get their hair not only relaxed and straightened, but styled and extended with weaves for that enviable ornamental hairstyle that will enhance their own self-image (at costs that will cause a raised eyebrow from some viewers).

For someone who basically gets by with a straight comb and shampoo, there was some eye-opening footage ranging from the source of hair weaves, hair stylists competitions, hair product conventions, the manufacture/production and dangers of hair relaxers. The glue to the documentary were the candid interview segments of Chris Rock's questions on the topic of hair to the men and women (celebrities and normal folks) he interviewed for this film, and a lot of it is very funny and real.

I give it 3 stars, or a grade of B.
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Old 10-10-09, 11:00 PM   #17
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Re: Good Hair (Stilson, 2009) — Chris Rock explores the world of black women's hair

It got reviewed (mostly positively) on At the Movies this week. It looks interesting. Phillips complimented Rock on his interviewing ability.

It is an worthwhile topic and one that deserves some scrutiny, particularly from a sociological viewpoint. What many women spend on this stuff is astounding.
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Old 10-11-09, 01:41 AM   #18
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Re: Good Hair (Stilson, 2009) — Chris Rock explores the world of black women's hair

In Ebert's review, he states that after watching the movie he believes that he knows more about black women's hair than Rock does. I think that Ebert is losing it.

I saw this last week and thought it was pretty good. I learned a lot.
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Old 10-11-09, 02:04 AM   #19
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Old 03-11-10, 09:39 PM   #20
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Re: Good Hair (Stilson, 2009) — Chris Rock explores the world of black women's hair

I saw this last night. It was decent but could have and should have been a lot more informative. Rock focuses way too much time on a sidebar about contestants in a ridiculous hair styling contest at a large Atlanta black hair products convention.

It did, however, end with one of the best closing lines (courtesy of actor Ice-T) of probably any documentary I have ever seen.
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Old 03-11-10, 09:42 PM   #21
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Re: Good Hair (Stilson, 2009) — Chris Rock explores the world of black women's hair

On a side note, I love me some Nia Long.
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Old 03-11-10, 10:03 PM   #22
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Re: Good Hair (Stilson, 2009) — Chris Rock explores the world of black women's hair

I watched this on demand recently thinking it would be funny and make for an interesting documentary. The only part I didn't really care about was the hair show in Atlanta. The price that black women pay for the weaves is insane. That scene with that kid crying while getting their head shaved in India almost made me cry.
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Old 12-20-10, 03:10 PM   #23
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Re: Good Hair (Stilson, 2009) — Chris Rock explores the world of black women's hair

Saw this on HBO last night. Wasn't expecting that a majority of the doc was gonna focus on that "Hair show" competition, but that still ended up being involving & entertaining to me nonetheless.

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Old 12-20-10, 03:50 PM   #24
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Ha, I've never considered the consequences of touching a black woman's hair, especially when I've had so many women ask me to pull theirs!
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