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Still shot from the movie: Barbershop.


Calvin Palmer (Ice Cube) dreams of owning a recording studio and a five-bedroom house with his wife Jennifer (Jazsmin Lewis). His reality is a family barbershop in the rougher part of Chicago's south side and a growing pile of unpaid bills. But when he decides to sell the business, he quickly discovers that the storefront does more in the community than just offer a place to get a haircut. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C+
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: C-
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: D+
Run Time: 102
Theater Release: 06 Aug 2002
Video Release: 31 Dec 2002
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Although Calvin’s father was never financially well off, Eddie said he was rich because he invested in people. What things did he do to help others in his community? How could a simple thing like a haircut change a person’s prospects?

Reparation is a hot topic among the shop inhabitants. Rather than getting a handout, what things does Ricky feel people need to do to turn around their lives? Why does a dole sometime prevent people from overcoming personal problems or financial difficulties?

Calvin carries around a picture of Oprah’s guesthouse in his pocket. How did this “dream” keep him from appreciating what he had right in front of him? What is the difference between striving to improve our lives and learning to find satisfaction and contentment with what we have?

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