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- Michael Whitty
One of the best comedy satires of the 70s as we see a Beverly Hills hair dresser go through a day at his work place and also tend to his girl friends getting them ready for an Election party when Nixon won in 1968. George goes from one girl to the next but ends up with nothing the next day. They all find something better by tomorrow as George just won't settle down. Jack Warden as the money guy who might finance George's shop but even he finds George making love to his friend. Thus...."Shampoo". An adult satire that gives George what he deserves....nothing. But filmed by Hal Ashby who did well in the 70s we do get something funny that sinks in. Here is "The Graduate" of the 70s with more of an adult slant.
- kevin sellers
A film made in the 70s that looks back on the 60s. And that's not easy to do. It's much more difficult to gaze on the day before yesterday, historically speaking, than it is to examine life a hundred or more years back, after historical perspective has had a chance to assert itself. That screenwriter Robert Towne and director Hal Ashby manage to pull it off is just one of the reasons I like this film. Another is that it's funny and a third is that it's sad, often at the same time it's funny. Other reasons to like this film are the sexuality of Julie Christie, the bemusement of Jack Warden, and the likable fecklessness of Warren Beatty. Give it an A minus instead of an A 'cause some of the characters are not all that interesting. Goldie Hawn's kind of a whiny hole in the screen and Lee Grant overacts.
A sexy, satire. Beatty, Christie and Hawn garnered Golden Globe nominations; Grant won an Oscar for her performance and Warden was nominated for an Oscar as Grant's husband. Actual laughs about Nixon's political path in the background are solid; the cast is good looking but play unsympathetic or unappeallng characters. Not as good as some may say. I give it a 3/5.
- Bruce C
A film that truly identifies with the tribulations of the early 1970's. Beatty hits the mark. His bombastic reply uponhis relationships with the women when questioned ...is one of a kind trademark reply. Very well put together film. Flows very fast. The cast fits the theme perfectly.
Best of 75
After more than 35 years this still is a wonderful movie with marvelous actors like Julie Christieand Goldie Hawn. Thanks goes to Warren Beatty ans Harold Ashby.
This Comedy Masterpiece on DVD
- Jeffrey Kenison
I wish this movie was DVD again. I like Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, and Goldie Hawn. Besides, this movie won an Academy Award for best supporting actress (Lee Grant).