Thursday, September 15, 2011

Good Hair (2009)

Director: Jeff Stilson. 96 min. Rated PG-13. Documentary/Comedy.

With Chris Rock acting as the researcher, this bizarre documentary is about one thing: African-Americans training their hair to stand straight. And paying thousands of dollars to keep it that way. Which makes you raise your eyebrows about their motivations in life - and how an average person of their community can afford such expenses. Interviews with the likes of Al Sharpton, Maya Angelou and Nia Long does make it entertaining; but being overwhelmed by the absurdity of the whole process was the sole effect the film had on me.

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