Blow Dry

  • Film
  • Comedy
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Presumably, this barely amusing, would-be-whimsical Anglo-American blah from the writer of The Full Monty started out along familiar but workable lines, the occasion of the National Hair Championships in glamorous Keighley offering an opportunity for a divided family to put aside differences, make a stand in the face of terminal illness and relish their underdog status in the competition. The direction, however, makes this as calculating as it sounds; and, lacking any emotional pull, it has only the imagined comic value of crazy hairstyles to fall back on. The cast deliver the basics and little more.

Release details

Duration: 90 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Paddy Breathnach
Screenwriter: Simon Beaufoy
Cast: Alan Rickman
Natasha Richardson
Rachel Griffiths
Rachael Leigh Cook
Josh Hartnett
Bill Nighy
Rosemary Harris
Warren Clarke
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