Hahah, you actually liked this? I thought Barbershop (1) was pretty terrible. The plot was predictable and the jokes weren't funny, resulting in a pretty boring movie. After the first twenty minutes I knew exactly how it was going to end... not a good sign.
I think this is second only to Hairdo U in the emerging black haircare-sploitation subgenre... but at least that was so bad it was unintentionally funny.
Ha ha, I love movie snobs. And I am one of them. But the point of my post wasn't about whether you liked the movie or not, but rather how it had some themes regarding planning and community integrated into the main narrative. Though these themes weren't the main focus of the plot, it is interesting to note that both Barbershop movies are popular with the public. In a way, these movies are good vehicles for showing some of the issues the professional planning world must consider. It might serve as a good conversation piece at parties when that dreaded question comes up: "So, what do you do?" Now, I can reference Barbershop instead of the dreaded George Constanza from the infamous urban planner episode from Sienfeld.