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Brown Sugar (2002)

PG-13 | | Romance, Comedy, Drama | 11 October 2002 (USA)
Friends since childhood, a magazine editor and a hip-hop record executive stumble into romantic territory.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Andre Romulus 'Dre' Ellis
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Sidney 'Syd' Shaw
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Chris 'Cav' Anton Vichon (as Mos Def)
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Reese Marie Wiggam Ellis
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Kelby Dawson
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Simon
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Ren
Reg Wyns ...
Ten (as Reggi Wyns)
Melissa Martinez ...
Meghan
Aaliyyah Hill ...
Young Sidney
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Young Dre
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Older Woman
Breece Wilson ...
Woman
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Woman 2
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Storyline

This romantic comedy centers on a romance between an A&R exec, Dre, at a hip-hop label and a magazine editor, Sidney, who have known each other since childhood.. They find themselves drifting towards being more than friends, even as Dre is engaged, and Sidney starts being wooed by a handsome basketball player. Written by PhatBleek

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The rhythm, the love, the beat...and you don't stop. See more »

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Romance | Comedy | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

11 October 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I Used to Love Her  »

Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,738,882 (USA) (11 October 2002)

Gross:

$27,362,712 (USA) (24 January 2003)
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Trivia

Larenz Tate was approached to play Dre, but turned it down. See more »

Goofs

When Syd and Francine are unpacking and talking, the books that Francine are putting away appear and disappear with each shot. See more »

Quotes

Sidney 'Syd' Shaw: Let's Have Sex Now.
Kelby Dawson: Yeah. Let's.
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Crazy Credits

Both "De La Soul" and "Method Man" are credited in the opening credits and not in the end credits. Therefore, the IMDb ordering uses the opening credits first and fills in the rest with the end credits. See more »

Connections

References Casablanca (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Time After Time
Written by Cyndi Lauper, Rob Hyman
Performed by Cassandra Wilson
Courtesy of Blue Note Records, a Division of Capitol Records Inc.
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Good flick
12 October 2002 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Brown Sugar is hot! I appreciate the writer and producer's creative accomplishment in producing a quality story for this genre. It is refreshing. Taye Diggs showed us another dimension of his talent in this film, by revealing his genuine sense of humor. Sanaa Lathan was captivating in the film. Mos Def proved yet again there is absolutely no limit to this man's ability. Queen Latifah...well...that's all I have to say...I think people immediately want to love her. She appears to be a very giving actress. Nicole Ari Parker can't help but look silky fine! The story was another step forward for films in this genre, it's too bad this script will most likely go unnoticed for Best Screenplay honors. Films like this are ahead of their time.


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