28 June 2004 | MGereffi
Good For What It Is
I had heard about this project for awhile and was looking forward to seeing it in theaters. I never heard anything for awhile and gave up hope until last night, when I saw it in Blockbuster and jumped at the chance to rent it. I loved it and it is one of my favorite films, but that's because I am very into the African-American comedy genre so that might play into it.. I will write my review from an overall perspective. The plot is simple: the movie focuses on the happening's of Nora's Hair Salon, with several subplots including escaping an abusive relationship, realizing who your true friends are, and coming out. The film was great for what it's worth. I especially loved the Ming character, who, you learn in the making of feature on the DVD, was not in the original script. Yes, the editing wasn't the best and a little repetitive and yes some of the acting wasn't a-list, but the film was a LIMITED BUDGET INDIE! To get the cast they got was incredible for such a small movie, with a cameo by Whitney Houston and an extended cameo by Bobby Brown. I loved the movie. It teaches good life lessons and just makes you put a smile on your face, even with the sad ending. I give it 3 and a half out of 4 stars.. GO SEE IT! IT'S GREAT!