Zohan Missed on This
Netflix delivered “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan” the other day. If you like weirdness and can deal with a movie on its terms and not yours, you, like me, will enjoy Zohan in spite of yourself.
However, someone in the props department needs a stern talking to. The movie is about a supersoldier’s quest to leave his past life behind and become a hair stylist in America. Early on, he takes an entry level job in a salon sweeping the floors, and the joke here is that he gets every…single…hair, usually before it hits the floor.
At one point, he switches from broom and dustpan to a Dyson DC16 hand vac, vacuuming the client during the cut. The DC16 has a cool, high-tech look unlike anything else on the market, so it’s a great choice for a movie. But Zohan was using the standard DC16, and therein lays the problem.
Everyone knows that if you want a handheld for vacuuming hair, the one you want is the DC16 Animal hand vac. That model has a motorized brushbar specially designed to pick up hair.
It’s the kind of thing that can really ruin a movie.