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The Village Barbershop
The Village Barbershop
Actors: John Ratzenberger, Shelly Cole, George McRae, Cindy Pickett
Director: Chris Ford
Genres: Comedy, Drama
UR     2009     1hr 40min

Art Leroldi is terminal. Terminally irritable, that is. A small-time Reno barber stuck in a rut of haircuts, hot dogs and horse books, he lives every day like a warmed-over version of the last. Hit with the unexpected deat...  more »


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Actors: John Ratzenberger, Shelly Cole, George McRae, Cindy Pickett
Director: Chris Ford
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Drama
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 03/03/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 40min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Juleen D. (neily2007) from GREENVILLE, MI
Reviewed on 10/29/2009...
good movie. i give 4 stars. one worth watching.
Jennifer M. from LEXINGTON, KY
Reviewed on 9/18/2009...
just a great little story...
0 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Brian L. (Bridad) from DRAPER, UT
Reviewed on 6/1/2009...
The Village Barbershop is filled with eccentric, likeable characters that are intentionally “rough” around the edges. So rough, in fact, that at times the vulgarity seems to detract from an otherwise totally endearing movie. Sure, the plot is predictable, but it is that security that enables us to feel satisfied when we root for the characters to succeed. If you can get past the type-casting of Cliff Claven, and the unnecessary vulgarity that turns a potential family film into something for adults only, then you would probably enjoy this film.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Not a Butcher job
Pat Emmanuel | Reno, NV | 01/04/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My friends and I are usually very picky about movies, but we thought this small budget film was a king among the art house genre. The story line is cool but not too fishy. The neighbors, Brian and Erik, were a riot. Shelly Cole's character, Gloria, is a great addition to the film, a true sunshine daydream. If you would like a great Saturday night at home. Buy this film, call your closest friends and gather around for a barrel of laughs and a few tears..."
Slight but generally charming indie comedy
Roland E. Zwick | Valencia, Ca USA | 03/29/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)


"The Village Barbershop" is a modest, unassuming little indie comedy set in the unusual locale of Reno, Nevada.

Art Leroldi (the wonderful John Ratzenberger) is the cantankerous old-school barber whose business has fallen onto such hard times that he is at risk of losing the establishment that he and his recently deceased partner have run for many years. Against his better judgment, he hires a free-spirited young woman (the endearing Shelly Cole) to serve as both his accountant and fellow haircutter at the shop. At first, both Art and his conservative customers have a hard time adjusting to this frightening new-world-order of gender equality, but through her expertise with the scissors and the force of her personality, Gloria eventually manages to win them over to her side.

Given this undeniably slight storyline, it's obvious that this movie was never going to exactly set the world on fire - but within the admittedly humble parameters that he's set for himself, writer/director Chris Ford has succeeded in creating a sweet and amusing regional comedy filled with sparkling performances and generous dollops of local color. Ratzenberger and Cole have charm and likeability to spare, and their scenes together are played with understated warmth and humor. Their performances alone compensate for the occasional overindulgence in indie-brand quirkiness and feel-good sentimentality.

A minor film but an enjoyable one."
You should get this movie
Elizabeth M. Barrett | 03/07/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"i'm surprised more people haven't discovered this beautiful little movie. hopefully they will soon. so charming, so unpretentious, so authentic. even if you've never gotten a haircut, you will love it."