Barbershop 2: Back in Business
Barbershop owner Calvin finds his mom-and-pop business -- which serves as a roosting place for the neighborhood's barber-chair philosophers -- threatened when a glitzy, high-class hair salon opens across the street in this comic sequel.
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- Kevin Rodney Sullivan
PG-13Language, sexual material and brief drug references
Widescreen 1.85:1, Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral), FrenchClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; deleted scenes; director's commentary; outtakes; photo gallery.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Barbershop 2: Back in Business does an excellent job of showing the importance of the barbershop in African-American communities, and the necessity of local businesses in neighborhoods as corporate chains try to move in. Flashbacks show some of the barbershop characters' direct experience of history (riots in the wake of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, for instance), illuminating the importance of keeping people and businesses in the neighborhoods that know and understand the history of the community. The movie is also very funny, but there's some profanity and there are sexual innuendos.
- Sexual Content
- Some kissing. Sexual innuendos on the order of "size isn't everything." A character is briefly shown in bed with a woman who was flirting with him earlier in the film.
- Riot scenes show police and rioters fighting with billyclubs and molotov cocktails on the streets of the South Side of Chicago in the wake of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. A rioter nearly throws a molotov cocktail into the barber shop, almost killing two people inside.
- Occasional profanity: "f--kin'," "s--t," "ass."
- Social Behavior
- It's better to keep small businesses like barbershops -- traditionally a cornerstone of African-American neighborhoods, a place to debate, joke, and gossip -- in the neighborhoods they serve rather than bringing in characterless chain stores that are found in malls all over the country.
- Ironic that a film about chain stores running small businesses out of their communities shows characters holding Dunkin' Donuts boxes.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Not applicable
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it