Good Hair

Good Hair

Good Hair

Spurred by his little girl’s question, "Daddy, how come I don’t have good hair?" comic Chris Rock sets out to find why – and how very much – his African-American sisters crave different hair from what the Good Lord gave them. He makes his way, perplexed and amiable, through neighbourhood salons and barbershops, LA wig stores and their suppliers in India; and fetches up at an arena event that makes hairdressing a performance sport. (Source: World Cinema Showcase 2010)


Special Jury Prize winner (Documentary), Sundance Film Festival 2009.
200995 minsUSA
ComedyDocumentary
Director:
Jeff Stilson (directorial debut, a writer for TV's 'The Wayne Brady Show', 'Da Ali G Show')
Writer:
Chris RockLance CroutherChuck SklarJeff Stilson
Cast:
Chris RockMaya AngelouMeagan GoodIce-TKRS-OneNia LongPaul MooneySalt-n-PepaAl Sharpton

Good Hair / Reviews

Variety

Variety

A raucous and rigorous inquiry into the subject of African-American hair -- the stigmas, the secrets, the shocking price of maintenance -- that gets at universal but rarely discussed truths about black femininity.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Spirited, probing and frequently hilarious, it coasts on the fearless charm of its front man and the eye-opening candor of its interviewees, most of them women.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Rock conveys a lot of information, but also some unfortunate opinions and misleading facts. That doesn't mean the move isn't warm, funny, and entertaining.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

The result is a documentary that weaves as much comedy as fact into the narrative, making the experience a satisfying entertainment even for the lucky few who have no hair cares at all.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Entertaining and substantive enough to be interesting even for those completely unfamiliar with weaves and relaxers.

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