Monday, September 21, 2009

je ne comprends pas

I don't understand how anyone can call Shampoo (1975) a comedy. Directed by Hal Ashby, written by Robert Towne and Warren Beatty, it takes place on election night, 1968 and concerns a hairdresser named George (Beatty) who sleeps with every woman he claps eyes on. As far as I can tell it's just a movie for Beatty to be a ladies man (which they say he was in real life).

Things to like about this film:
Goldie Hawn being sweet and adorable, wearing mini dresses and having big eyelashes
Feathered hair
Julie Christie's ridiculously posh British accent
Jack Warden (Saul from While You Were Sleeping)
Crazy-silly 60s/70s clothes
Random Carrie Fisher appearance
The entire soundtrack is The Beatles and The Beach Boys...feels like a road trip with my grandpa
The end in which the primary women George chases desert him (thank God)

Things to hate about this film:
Pretty much everything else.
Sorry, Warren Beatty, I don't like you in this movie. At all.

Here are some screen shots of the moment of truth. After this, all the dames head for the hills and George is left to cry alone (mwa ha ha).

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