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Love Jones (1997)

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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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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,908,725, 16 March 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$12,514,138, 17 August 1997
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Director and writer Theodore Witcher disowns the Buckingham Fountain sequence because the fog made the scene difficult to shoot. See more »

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

Quotes

Darius Lovehall: Romance is about the possibility of the thing. You see, it's about the time between when you first meet the woman, and when you first make love to her; When you first ask a woman to marry you, and when she says I do. When people who been together a long time say that the romance is gone, what they're really saying is they've exhausted the possibility.
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Referenced in Homecoming (2012) See more »

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Feels Like Rain
Written by John Hiatt
Performed by Buddy Guy
Courtesy of Silverstone Records
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The Urban Love Story
8 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

One of my favorite movies of all time. Beautifully done, well written and well acted. It portrayed 20 something blacks in a way I don't think has yet been duplicated, and the dialog? Hmmmm, so stimulating. Makes me want to find love like that........


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