Shampoo

Shampoo
Comedy, Romance

1975

Director: Hall Ashby CastWarren Beatty, Julie Christie, Goldie Hawn, Lee Grant, Jack Warden, Tony Bill, Carrie Fisher, George Furth, Jay Robinson

Academy Awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Lee Grant)

Also Nominated For: Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Jack Warden); Best Original Screenplay (Robert Towne & Warren Beatty); Best Art Direction-Set Decoration

I First Saw In: 2015

Synopsis: Lovers undo a hairdresser from Beverly Hills around Election Eve in 1968.

Did You Know? The film was originally entitled Hair, but was changed so as to not be confused with the rock musical.

And now a Word from the Guise:
George (Warren Beatty) is a narcissistic hairdresser, who uses women like they’re hairspray. He boasts about it to them, manipulating them into believing that they’re just “not enough woman” for him. Yet somehow they’re all ignorant to the fact that he’s a philandering louse. When Jill (Goldie Hawn) finally confronts him with about 20 minutes left, he stammers through his confession like a charming gentleman, completely at the mercy of his own urges; he even gets close to saying the classic “I just can’t help myself!” line. Isn’t that so romantic?! Apparently, all women ever talk about is men who’ve done them wrong… and never anything else; I’m so glad I had Warren Beatty here to teach me that.

Oscar Madness Ranking – ??? out of 233

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