This movie exists for some reason. Not really a comedy (cancer subplot); not really a drama (it's about a wacky hair styling competition). Alan Rickman is in it, suffering through the horrible acting of Josh Hartnett (English accent!) and Rachel Leigh Cook (no accent because she's that bad!). In fact, Rachel Leigh Cook is so bad that I suspect they built in a backstory about her being from Minnesota because she is so unable to do an English, or any, accent that they had to have her character come from where Rachel Leigh Cook herself actually is from.
Bought this movie in the bargain bin of a close-out Hollywood Video in Chicago in 2004. As terrible as it is, it's on Netflix Instant! http://movies.netfli...5?trkid=2361637
Here's their description:
Alan Rickman stars as Phil, a once-great hairstylist reduced to running a barbershop in the desolate English burg of Keighley, who decides to give the big time another shot when the national hairdressing championships come to town. The contest appeals to his competitive spirit, but it also affords him a chance to get even with his ex-wife, Shelley (Natasha Richardson), a competing stylist. It's The Full Monty with hair curlers.
This needs June Diane's treatment.