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This film was such a disappointment from Hal Ashby, one of the most exciting filmmakers of the 1970s. Some excellent acting, but all in the service of a trifling plot, a half-hearted satire every bit as shallow as its Beverly Hills targets. Jack Warden is particularly good and provides several of the few strong moments, and Warren Beatty is well cast as himself in hairdresser form. But it's all awfully forgettable.

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I enjoyed it ... especially getting to see the VERY YOUNG teenaged Carrie Fisher again (when they aired it after she died).

The way she seduces Warren (her mother's boy toy) and then sits there on the bed looking like a cat that's swallowed the Canary was so funny.

Goldie Hawn was also wonderful as was his other girlfriend who leaves him in the end for the older man.

Poor Warren running all around trying to keep all the of females happy and then getting crucified by them for having done so was also a delightful thing to watch.

His role also takes the sexual harassment issue to a whole different kind of a level.


I agree that Fisher's scene was one of the better ones. I didn't think it amounted to much, unfortunately.

Hawn was good in a rather throwaway part. Julie Christie, whom I generally love, had more to do but seemed rather stiff and unnatural.

Agreed on Warren's character - I do give the film credit where it's due, and it's hard to imagine a mainstream Hollywood hit getting away with it today! But this was a film I had looked forward to seeing for a long time, and ultimately it felt like much ado about nothing...

Shampoo wasn't a Masterpiece of filmmaking but it still was ENTERTAINING enough.

If you want to see WARREN in a better film check out this film called LILTH:


Lilith is a about a mysterious young woman in an elite sanitarium in New England, who seems to weave a magical spell all around her. A restless, but sincere young man with an equally obscure past is seemingly drawn into her web. As time passes, their relationship deepens and intensifies, and the differences between them begin to blur, leading to a shocking, but oddly logical conclusion.

He plays the part of someone who works at the place where LILITH lives and his job is to look after the patients, including PETER FONDA who is also a patient.

It's a really wonderful story and film.

And Warren was also OUTSTANDING in this role.

I haven’t seen Lilith but I have heard good things.

My personal favourite Beatty performance is in McCabe and Mrs. Miller. A beautiful performance. He was also very good in Reds.

Yes he was also excellent in REDS as well.

Here's a clip from LILITH:


And another:


And another:


LILITH is a much more dangerous and accomplished seductress than Carrie was in SHAMPOO.


And here's a tribute to the actress who played her:


And another link that reveals how the actress had quite an interesting life:


that sadly also ended tragically at the age of 40.


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