Barbershop

Barbershop

Homespun values, respect for community and the sturdiness of habit are emphasized in this new comedy-drama in which rapper-actor Ice Cube plays Calvin, a South Chicago fellow who inherits the titular business from his dad, initially finds it lacking in the hipness department, sells it to a shady street character, and then spends the rest of the movie trying to get the place back. Comedian Cedric the Entertainer (The Original Kings of Comedy) co-stars as the senior tonsorial technician, expounding on every subject under the sun, including those he doesn’t know a thing about; his ’do, by the way, is a delightful sailboat of hair. Sean Patrick Thomas (Save the Last Dance) and chart-topping rapper Eve also contribute respectable jobs in this warm-hearted tale of life in the old-school neighborhood. It’s sweet and non-threatening; following his stoner comedies and action-film roles, it marks a pleasant change of pace for Cube.

Credits

Director:

  • Tim Story

Cast:

  • Ice Cube
  • Anthony Anderson
  • Cedric the Entertainer
  • Sean Patrick Thomas
  • Eve
  • Troy Garity
  • Michael Ealy
  • Leonard Earl Howze
  • Keith David
  • Jazsmin Lewis
  • Lahmard Tate
  • Tom Wright
  • Jason Winston George
  • DeRay Davis
  • Sonya Eddy
  • Saralynne Crittenden
  • Jasmine Randle
  • Naomi Young Armstrong
  • Marcia Wright
  • Lorenzo Clemons
  • Frank Townsend
  • Scott Dent
  • Carl Wright
  • Laura E. Walls
  • Woody Bolar
  • Deon Cole
  • Marshall Titus
  • Cliff Frazier
  • J. David Shanks
  • Leon S. Rogers Jr.
  • Jam
  • Eric Lane
  • Norm Van Lier
  • Ray Thompson
  • Mark Simmons
  • Vince Green
  • Cassandra Lewis
  • Janina Gavankar
  • Olumiji Olawumi
  • Satya Lee
  • Kevin Morrow
  • Teara Hill Willborn
  • Ebboney Wilson
  • Chester Clay McSwain
  • Steven Simoncic
  • Matt Orlando
  • Willie B. Goodson
  • Cynthia Maddox
  • Montina Woods
  • Llou Johnson
  • Dana Min Goodman
  • Parvesh Cheena
  • Pat "Soul" Scaggs
  • Dev Kennedy
  • Malik S. Middleton
  • Kwame Amoaku
  • Toyiah Marquis
  • Cerall Duncan
  • Eddie Bo Smith, Jr.
  • Maestro Harrell
  • Rhonda Bobo
  • Jalen Rose
  • Tiffany S. Gaji

Writers:

  • Don D. Scott
  • Mark Brown
  • Marshall Todd

Producers:

  • George Tillman Jr.
  • Larry Kennar
  • Mark Brown
  • Matt Alvarez
  • Robert Teitel
  • Rocky Russell
  • Thomas J. Busch

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