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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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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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When did you first fall in love with hip-hop? See more »

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Romance | Comedy | Drama | Music

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language | See all certifications »
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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) (13 October 2002)

Gross:

$27,362,712 (USA) (26 January 2003)
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Trivia

Sanaa Lathan and Boris Kodjoe also star together in Love & Basketball (2000), where Boris plays "Jason", Sanaa's date to the high school dance. See more »

Goofs

The soundtrack lists "Wedding March" by Lohengrin, but it was written by Richard Wagner for the opera "Lohengrin". See more »

Quotes

Sidney 'Syd' Shaw: What just happened was the most amazing, most fulfilling, most exhilarating... 5 minutes I've ever had in my life.
Dre: 10 minutes.
Sidney 'Syd' Shaw: 7
Dre: 9
Sidney 'Syd' Shaw: Okay, 8, whatever.
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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 101 Dalmatians (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip Hop)
Written by Raphael Saadiq, Erykah Badu, Madukwu Chinwah, Common (as Rashid Lonnie Lynn), Robert C. Ozuna (as Robert Ozuna), James Poyser and Glenn Standridge (as Glen Standridge)
Performed by Erykah Badu featuring Common
Produced by Erykah Badu and Raphael Saadiq for Whiskey Slew Productions
Co-produced by Jake and The Phatman (as Jake & The Phatman) for Whiskey Slew Productions and James Poyser
Erykah Badu appears courtesy of Motown Records
Common appears courtesy of MCA Records
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I hope the movie industry continues to make african-american movies like this!
18 October 2002 | by (Milwaukee WI) – See all my reviews

I just loved this movie!!!! It brought back the "old-fashioned" love story. Everyone was so good in it but I thought the actor who stood out was Mos Def especially with his "Humphrey Bogart/Casablanca" analogy. It was just too funny and yet it made a lot of sense. Also his conversation with Boris Kodjoe in the kitchen was also very funny. This (to me) seems to be the first piece of film work that took hip-hop seriously and beautifully incorporated it into a love story. I was also impressed with the fact that there was no nudity and hardly no profanity.


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