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Love Jones (1997)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  14 March 1997 (USA)
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Darius Lovehall is a young black poet in Chicago who starts dating Nina Moseley, a beautiful and talented photographer. While trying to figure out if they've got a "love thing" or are just ... See full summary »

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Darius Lovehall is a young black poet in Chicago who starts dating Nina Moseley, a beautiful and talented photographer. While trying to figure out if they've got a "love thing" or are just "kicking it," they hang out with their friend, talking about love and sex. Then Nina tests the strength of Darius' feelings and sets a chain of romantic complications into motion. Written by Jesse Garon <grifter@primenet.com>

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Get Together. Fall Apart. Start Over.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »
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14 March 1997 (USA)  »

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Absolut kärlek  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,908,725 (USA) (14 March 1997)

Gross:

$12,514,138 (USA) (15 August 1997)
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Director and writer Theodore Witcher disowns the Buckingham Fountain sequence because the fog made the scene difficult to shoot. See more »

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Nina's hair changes when talking to Darius after their first date. See more »

Quotes

Nina Mosley: You always want what you want when you want it. Why is everything so urgent with you?
Darius Lovehall: Let me tell you somethin'. This here, right now, at this very moment, is all that matters to me. I love you. That's urgent like a motherfucker.
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Jelly Jelly
Written by Hanes and Eckstein
Performed by the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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INTELLIGENT AND HEARTFELT
3 December 2001 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

Love Jones explores the passionate and intelligent sides of love, and it does so deliciously. Larenz Tate and Nia Long deliver performances as understated as the film's smart jazz and R&B soundtrack -- their approaches give their characters dimension and depth. But make no mistake -- this film offers elements of entertainment and political correctness in director Theodore Witcher's offering of multi-layered African-American characters. If comparisons must be made, Love Jones compares to the best in Woody Allen's Annie Hall and Manhattan, as those films explore desire and passion through words in addition to physical attractions. Recommend this film to the scores of filmgoers who missed its limited theatrical release -- better yet, serve it up as a first course conversation starter during your next gathering with friends. It's sure to spark equally passionate discussion, and that's always a good thing.


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