PICS & INFO..
(pics via ROPEOFSILICON.COM)
Sometimes I forget how beautiful Vivica A. Fox was; these pictures just reminded me. I don’t know why this woman even messed with her face, lips, breasts..shit I don’t have time to list all the work she had done. Anyway, on to the movie info..
SYNOPSIS & INFO..
Vivica A. Fox’s film ‘The Salon’ has found a home at MGM Pictures and is slated to be in theaters this spring. The clip-joint film franchise, so deservedly profitable with the hilarious “Barbershop,” has hit a snag with “The Salon,” the distaff flip side. Centering on a black woman’s hair salon, this girl-talk comedy is a cut below its predecessors. Still, “The Salon” should curl some respectable, if not terrific, boxoffice business. As a DVD purchase, where a whole room can hoot ‘n’ holler and talk back to the antics, “The Salon” should be a stylish performer.
Starring Vivica A. Fox as the owner of an inner-city hair salon, the movie is constant drama, most of it of the lowbrow variety. There is, indeed, a kooky array of customers and clippers, including: the fat ‘n’ sassy, the gold-digger, the gay stylist, the player, the abused woman, the white girl and, for gel, a cute little boy. To boot, there’s a sidewalk full of knuckleheads, including two hoochies, their pimp, an old coot, a wino and assorted slugs and thugs. Everybody has issues and a flair for in-your-face expression. There is some hilarity and amusing attitude, but in general this comedy is blow ‘n’ dry clowning. The prototypical characters slam through predictable confrontations and stereotypical antics. Pushing everyone’s hot button generates noisy if not exactly raucous interactions. Every now and then someone delivers a sermon: on interracial dating, Halle’s Oscar, child rearing. None are as funny as Cedric the Entertainer’s sharp gibes in “Barbershop.” In writer-director Mark Brown’s generic scenario, the plot is like an updated beehive as Jenny (Fox) fights City Hall to save her shop from being turned into a municipal parking lot. City Hall in this formulaic case is personified by a handsome lawyer (Darrin Dewitt Henson ‘Soul Food’) who inspires Jenny to new entrepreneurial and personal heights.
HOW MANY MOVIES ARE THEY GOING TO MAKE LIKE THIS?