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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)  »

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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Trivia

Director and writer Theodore Witcher disowns the Buckingham Fountain sequence because the fog made the scene difficult to shoot. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Darius Lovehall: [answers phone] yea...
Savon Garrison: Hey, What's up, cat daddy?
Savon Garrison: How's the book comming?
Darius Lovehall: Masterpiece of MINIMALISM.
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You Ought to Be with Me
Written by Al Green, Willie Mitchell and Al Jackson Jr. (as Al Jackson)
Performed by Al Green
Courtesy of Hi Records
By Arrangement with EMI-Capitol Special Markets
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Why isnt there an award for Best Ensemble?
12 March 2003 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

This movie features some of the best ensemble work I've seen in film or on stage. The actors play off each other with a skill and vivacity that in no way can be achieved through editing.

"Love Jones" a good story, period. But it is also an excellent portrayal of the urban, middle-income, twenty-something African-American set that is not often seen.


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