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The Big Tease

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  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Actor-director Kevin Allen's (TWIN TOWN) hilarious mockumentary stars Craig Ferguson (who co-wrote the film) as Scottish hairdressing "artiste" Crawford Mackenzie. Crawford is going to L.A. to participate in the World Hairdressing International Federation's renowned Platinum Scissors competition, the apex of the styling world. Sporting his tartan suit, with documentary filmmaker Martin Samuels (Chris Langham) in tow, Crawford arrives only to learn that he was invited to attend, not compete in the Hair Off. Upset but determined, Crawford vows to get his H.A.G (Hairdressers of America Guild) card - the requirement for entry. To do so, he must work for one day in an American salon, but is laughed out the door at Valhenna, the shop of super-stylist Stig Ludwigssen (David Rasche). With new friend, limo driver/actor Eamonn (Donal Logue), Crawford finagles the assistance of publicist Candy Harper (Frances Fisher) on his quest. Will the WHIF president (Mary McCormack) allow Crawford to compete for his family and friends back in Scotland? Or will Norwegian nemesis Stig ruin everything? Boasting a parade of celebrity cameos from Drew Carey to Veronica Webb, Allen's film is highly entertaining and creates genuine, charming characters worth cheering for.
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    • Rating - Language
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 17428

  • Credits
    Craig Ferguson, Frances Fisher, Mary McCormack, Donal Logue, Larry Miller, David Rasche, Kevin Allen, Charles Napier, Chuck Napier, Sara Gilbert, Nina Siemaszko, Chris Langham, Isabella Aitken
  • Critic Reviews
    "...[A] funny and engaging mocku-comedy..."
    Variety

    "...Craig Ferguson springs deft comic surprises....A low-key approach that pays off in wall-to-wall smiles..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...Some uproarious scenes....[The movie] benefits enormously from the winning lead performance of Craig Ferguson..."
    Movieline's Hollywood Life

    "...A delicious send-up....[Ferguson's] performance is ebullient and likeable..."
    Sight and Sound

    "...THE BIG TEASE sustains an antic mood....It's charming..."
    New York Times

    "...THE BIG TEASE is a cheerful and smart mock documentary....Loose and lively, it was exactly tailored to the specifications of star Craig Ferguson..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "...THE BIG TEASE is a movie with a lot of laughs....Rasche is wonderful in the role..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    "...There's a fair amount to enjoy..."
    Total Film

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