THE SALON

Crude, PC Liberal Comedy

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Release Date: May 11, 2007

Starring: Vivica A. Fox, Darrin Henson, Monica Calhoun, Kym Whitley, and Terrance Howard

Genre: Comedy

Audience: Teenagers and adults

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 92 minutes

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Content:

(PaPa, PCPCPC, FRFRFR, HoHoHo, B, C, Cap, Fe, LL, V, SS, N, AA, D, M) Strong liberal pagan worldview with very strong politically correct, antinomian attitude toward homosexuality where "oppression" against homosexuals is equated with racism and racial discrimination, some moral concerns expressed by characters (especially about the moral decline of their urban neighborhood), and people say hello to the local Christian pastor but any Christian worldview the characters have is only vaguely implied, smacks of antinomianism and seems to be rather liberal in that the characters seem to lean toward a social gospel rather than the biblical one, plus some pro-capitalist content and light feminist subtext as woman tries to save her business from the city government; 63 obscenities (including one "f" word and many "a--" words), two strong profanities and four light profanities; homosexual pelted with thrown eggs and angry women almost fight one another but are pulled apart by other people; strong sexual content includes some crude sexual references, implied demonstration of a sex act, implied fornication, references to a main character's homosexuality, references to prostitution, some sexual jokes, adultery with wronged wife made to appear ridiculous, and man lies on top of woman in bed; brief upper male nudity; alcohol use and perpetually drunken bum plays a comic role; smoking; and, lying, boasting and man is mean toward girlfriend and orders her around until she puts him in his place.

Summary:

THE SALON stars Vivica A. Fox as Jenny, a sophisticated and hard working mother in Baltimore trying to save the beauty shop she owns, and the jobs of her employees, from an eminent domain buyout by the city. THE SALON is an uneven, crude comedy with a liberal pagan worldview that takes a very strong politically correct attitude in a major subplot involving a crude homosexual character.

Review:

THE SALON, a small movie based on a stage play, tries to mine territory exploited earlier by the BARBERSHOP movies and BEAUTY SHOP starring Queen Latifah, but it has little of the heart of those movies.

Vivica A. Fox stars as Jenny, a sophisticated and hard working mother in Baltimore who runs a beauty shop. Unknown to her employees, including an overtly homosexual male character, the city is trying to take over Jenny's building, which has been in her family for years, to build a parking lot. Complicating matters is the fact that Jenny is falling for the black lawyer representing the city, played by Darrin Henson. As the hairstylists bicker among each other and with some of the beauty shop's clients and visitors, Jenny has trouble trying to balance her romantic feelings with her commitment to her business, her employees and her young son.

Despite some positive moral elements, THE SALON has a liberal pagan worldview with a very strong politically correct toward homosexuality. The movie's homosexual character is very effeminate and cracks a few crude, politically correct sexual jokes that viewers are supposed to find funny. They aren't. THE SALON is a weak, offensive movie that does not deserve much attention.

The official site for this movie says it's for the entire family, but the movie's sexual content and pro-homosexual themes are anything but family friendly, much less Christian friendly. Homosexuality is not the same thing as skin color, so laws against homosexual behavior and public intolerance for such behavior are not immoral: they are just, good, and true.

In Brief:

THE SALON stars Vivica A. Fox as Jenny, a sophisticated and hard working mother in Baltimore who runs a beauty shop. Unknown to her employees, including an overtly homosexual male character, the city is trying to take over Jenny's building, which has been in her family for years, to build a parking lot. Complicating matters is the fact that Jenny is falling for the black lawyer representing the city, played by Darrin Henson. As the hairstylists bicker among each other and some of the shop's clients and visitors, Jenny has trouble trying to balance her romantic feelings with her commitment to her business, her employees and her young son.

THE SALON, a small movie based on a stage play, tries to mine territory exploited earlier by the BARBERSHOP movies and BEAUTY SHOP starring Queen Latifah, but it has little of the heart of those movies. Despite some positive moral elements, the movie has a liberal pagan worldview with a very strong politically correct attitude toward homosexuality. The homosexual character is very effeminate and cracks crude, politically correct jokes viewers are supposed to find funny. THE SALON is a weak, offensive movie.