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Love Jones (1997)

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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Storyline

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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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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The film is Theodore Witcher's only feature film as a writer and director. 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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Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

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I Try
Written by Macy Gray, Jeremy Ruzumna, Jinsoo Lim and David Wilder
Performed by Macy Gray
Courtesy of Turner Management Group
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classic
5 December 2000 | by (Honolulu, Hawaii) – See all my reviews

After viewing this movie, lets say, around 8 times, the story line has never bored me. Each character has their own distinct personality and their own views of "love". This movie has timeless, almost realistic, love lessons. Filled with philosophies on love, a jazzy soundtrack, and great actors is why I would call it a classic.


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