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Love Jones (1997)

 -  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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$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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Nina's fiancé name was Marvin. See more »

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

Quotes

Eddie Coles: Poetry is the possibility of language.
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Sumthin' Sumthin': Mellosmoothe
Written by Musze and Leon Ware
Performed by Maxwell
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By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Love Jones is a must-see, thought provoking masterpiece.
25 December 1999 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Love Jones cleverly portrays young African-American men and women in a clear, positive, realistic sense. I feel that all of the actors and actresses were magnificent and really did a great job at capturing the mood. Nia Long and Larenz Tate worked well together and I hope to see more work from the two of them. As a matter of fact all of the actors/actresses did such a fine job it would be great to see another romantic-comedy from them. This movie can be compared to most any well-written, romantic comedy. If you have not seen this movie already I strongly recommend that you do, it can definitely give you another perspective on life and love.


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