YOUR HAIRDRESSER DOES IT BETTER…
On the eve of Richard Nixon’s election to the U.S. presidency in 1968, Beverly Hills hairdresser George Roundy (Warren Beatty) is juggling several beautiful women. A commercially successful but ultimately rather empty film that was made the year after Nixon’s resignation and looks back on a breaking point between the free love era of the 1960s and the ’70s realization that our society could turn into something much colder and cynical. However, the director and the writers are unable to connect the freewheeling lifestyle of Beatty’s hairdresser with anything… substantial.
1975-U.S. 109 min. Color. Produced by Warren Beatty. Directed by Hal Ashby. Screenplay: Robert Towne, Warren Beatty. Music: Paul Simon. Cast: Warren Beatty (George Roundy), Julie Christie (Jackie Shawn), Goldie Hawn (Jill), Lee Grant, Jack Warden, Tony Bill… Carrie Fisher.
Trivia: Fisher’s first film.
Oscar: Best Supporting Actress (Grant).