• Shampoo (2000)

Shampoo

Release Date: February 15th, 2000

DVD Release Date: January 21st, 2003

R |1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary

Against the backdrop of Nixon's election to office, Beverly Hills hairdresser and notorious rake George Roundy (Warren Beatty) runs into trouble when his lascivious habits begin to clash with his more responsible business ambitions. Things get even more complex when Roundy asks his wealthy mistress, Felicia Karpf (Lee Grant), for a business loan, unaware that his best friend and ex-girlfriend, Jackie (Julie Christie), is sleeping with Karpf's husband, Lester (Jack Warden).

Cast: Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Goldie Hawn, Lee Grant, Jack Warden, Tony Bill, Carrie Fisher, Jay Robinson

Director: Hal Ashby

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Columbia Pictures Corporation

Distributors: Columbia Pictures, Criterion Collection

Keywords: Offbeat, Growing up, Love, Girlfriend, Melodramatic, 1960s, Temptation, Husband

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Time Out

    Made with all the awareness of hindsight, Shampoo offers a sharp sexual satire and a mature statement on both America and Hollywood in 1968. show more

  • 75
    Wesley MorrisSan Francisco Examiner

    Shampoo refuses to be coy. There's a deep, soulful confusion here that isn't careless with frivolity. show more

  • 63
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The movie didn't quite work for me. Its timing wasn't confident enough to pull off its ambitious conception. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Writing (Original Screenplay)
Winner Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1976)