The Village Barbershop

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  • R
  • 2008
  • 1 hr 39 min
  • 6.8  (616)

The Village Barbershop is a heartwarming 2008 movie about a small barbershop located in a quaint village in the Pacific Northwest. The shop owner, named Art (John Ratzenberger), has been cutting hair for over four decades and has built a strong bond with his community. As the story begins, Art is faced with the challenge of keeping his shop open as the village undergoes modernization. Art is a traditional barber who believes in giving his customers a tailored and personalized experience. However, with newer, tech-savvy barbershops opening up, Art's shop is in danger of being shut down.

The plot takes an interesting turn when Art decides to take on an apprentice, Gloria (Shelly Cole), a young woman who ends up becoming much more than just his trainee. Gloria brings a fresh perspective to the shop as she introduces new haircuts and techniques. Art initially resists these changes, but eventually realizes that he can learn something from Gloria and that it may be the key to saving his shop.

Through Art and Gloria's journey, we see themes of friendship, empathy, and community. Art is a fatherly figure to Gloria and acts as a mentor to her as she deals with the loss of her father. We also see how the village comes together to support small businesses and the importance of keeping traditions alive.

The movie's themes are accentuated by the stunning cinematography of the Pacific Northwest, which sets the tone for the film. The pacing is gentle, allowing the audience to absorb the different elements of the story, without feeling rushed or overwhelmed.

John Ratzenberger's performance as Art is impressive; his character arc is nuanced, and he brings a lot of depth to the role. Shelly Cole's portrayal of Gloria is also noteworthy; she brings a lot of energy and enthusiasm to the movie. Their on-screen chemistry is a treat to watch, and their interactions are humorous, poignant, and heartwarming.

Cindy Pickett plays Art's wife, Sarah, who is also struggling with the modernization of the village. Her character's struggles with Alzheimer's are portrayed sensitively and with care. The subplot adds another layer of complexity to the movie and further emphasizes the importance of community and support.

Overall, The Village Barbershop is a touching and uplifting movie that reminds us of the importance of human connections and traditions. The movie is a love letter to small businesses, and it's a delightful watch that will leave you feeling inspired and nostalgic.

The Village Barbershop is a 2008 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 39 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.8.

The Village Barbershop
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    1 hr 39 min
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    6.8  (616)