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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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14 March 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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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

Darius Lovehall: Say, baby... can I be Your slave? I've got to admit girl you're the shit girl... and I'm digging you like a grave. Now, do they call you Daughter to the Spinning Pulsar... or maybe Queen of 10,000 moons? Sister to the Distant yet Rising Star? Is your name Yemaya? Oh, hell no. Its got to be Oshun. Oooh, is that a smile me put on your face, child... wide as a field of jasmine and clover? Talk that talk, honey. Walk that walk, money. High on legs that'll spite Jehovah. Shit. Who am I? It's not ...
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Inside My Love
Written by M. Riperton, R. Rudolph and L. Ware
Performed by Trina Broussard
Courtesy of So So Def/Columbia Records
Produced by Israel Embry
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Great Love Story
1 July 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is my favorite love story it has every element that a good love story should have. Poetry, jazz, friendships the ups and downs in a relationships. Finally a movie that shows positive aspects of the black community. Larenz Tate was great I can't picture anyone else playing the role of Darius. He recited that poem like he had written it himself and meant every word. I own this movie and if I had the time I would watch it everyday it always makes me feel better and that's what a good movie should do. Also, the character Savon could not had been any better dealing with the subject of marriage. We would all like to find a Darius out there but most of us just settle for watching this movie. My vote is 10/10


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