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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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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)

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

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$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 »

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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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Rush Over
Written by Marcus Miller and Meshell Ndegeocello (as Me'Shell N'dege Ocello)
Performed by Marcus Miller and Meshell Ndegeocello (as Me'Shell N'dege Ocello)
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The Ultimate Date Movie, with real insights on "The Big L"
26 August 1999 | by (Arcadia, California) – See all my reviews

It's a shame this movie didn't get more play in theatres. It's a rich, textured love story with believable, all-too-human characters, who are too busy gaming and protecting their hearts to recognize The Real Thing when they experience it. One of the most pleasurable aspects of this movie is its setting in Chicago, among hip, artistic, literate, middle-class African-Americans who discuss poetry, music and literature. Another is his Royal Fineness, Larenz Tate -- and if you are even half a fan of his, you NEED to see this film! His boyish cockiness and vulnerability are perfect for the role of Darius. Nia Long also shines as Nina, who longs to tell Darius she loves him but is afraid the break "the Rules." A great movie to watch curled up on the couch with your sweetie!


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