The only reason to see this modest indie drama is an affecting performance by John Ratzenberger (Cliff the mailman on Cheers) as a widowed Reno barber whose long-time business partner dies, leaving him saddled with debt. To stay afloat he reluctantly hires another hair cutter (Shelly Cole of The Gilmore Girls), who parks her trailer next door to the shop and starts making changes to it and his life. With its intimate scale, eccentric characters, and nostalgia for disappearing small-town traditions, this debut feature from writer-director Chris Ford is an erratic American version of the populist celebrations that have long been a staple of British cinema, from The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953) to Local Hero (1983) to Brassed Off (1996). R, 100 min.
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