REEL FILM: BLOW DRY (15)

Date Time
Sat 5th March 4.30pm

Dir: Paddy Breathnach | USA / UK / Germany | 2001 | 94 mins
Cast: Alan Rickman, Natasha Richardson, Rachel Griffiths, Josh Hartnett, Bill Nighy

The (very sadly) recently departed Alan Rickman stars with Bill Nighy as duelling small-town hairdressers in Paddy Breathnach’s warm, enjoyably camp comedy, scripted by The Full Monty’s Simon Beaufoy. The annual British Hairdressing Championship comes to Keighley, where Phil (Rickman) and son Brian (Josh Hartnett) run a barbershop while Phil’s ex Shelly (Natasha Richardson) and her lover Sandra (Rachel Griffiths) own a beauty salon. Shelly’s keen to enter and tries to persuade Phil to join her team; but he won’t, if defending champion Raymond Robertson (Nighy) has anything to do with it.

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