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26399_023 CLAWS Ep 110

Set in a South Florida nail salon, CLAWS is a midnight-dark, wickedly funny meditation on female badness which follows the rise of five diverse and treacherous Florida manicurists at the Nail Artisan of Manatee County Salon, where there is a lot more going on than silk wraps and pedicures. At the center is salon owner Desna (Niecy Nash), who lives with and cares for her mentally ill twin brother, Dean (Harold Perrineau). Desna’s staff includes best friend Jennifer (Jenn Lyon), a tenuously sober ex-party girl raising two children from previous relationships; Quiet Ann (Judy Reyes), Desna’s enigmatic driver who also provides security for the salon; Polly (Carrie Preston), a mild-mannered preppy who recently served time in prison for identity theft; and Virginia (Karrueche Tran), who makes no effort to hide her boredom and impatience with her job.

clawss1dvdStudio: Warner Brothers
Year: 2018
Release Date: April 17, 2018
Run time: 572 minutes
Rating: NR

Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 mix
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Disc Spec: 3 DVD
Region: 1

“Claws” is a strange blend of comedy and crime mixed together in an over-the-top script that will attract or irritate you depending on how much you like gratuitous sex, foul language, drugs, murder, lesbianism, con games, etc.

There is some really fine acting here from some fine actors (Carrie Preston, Dean Norris, Harold Perrineau, Karrueche Tran, Kevin Rankin), and I have to admit the scenes in the nail parlor are really interesting to me.

In many respects this is the story of the American dream for an aspiring nail salon owner (Niecy Nash) and her 4 employees. They are trying to rise out of their lower middle class lives and the appeal of fast money has corrupted each of them in a different way. Now as their big break seems on the horizon, the sins of the past keep coming back to haunt them.

Movie Content: 7/10

Special Features

  • None

Special Features: 0/10

The Final Word

Well, your enjoyment of this show hinges on how well you like the lead, Niecy Nash. I think she does a great job on this show, both in the drama and comedy aspects.
Overall Rating: 6/10