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Brown Sugar (2002)

PG-13  |   |  Romance, Comedy, Drama  |  11 October 2002 (USA)
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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
Reggi Wyns ...
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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 »

Genres:

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:

£220,295 (UK) (25 July 2003)
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Sidney 'Syd' Shaw: I'm getting married, you're still married and we just got busy.
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Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City
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Performed by 'Bobby Bland (I)' (as Bobby 'Blue' Bland)
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Interesting Hip Hop Commentary, Predictable Love Story.
21 March 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just watched this movie on DVD. And while I found the hip-hop commentary interesting, the love story seemed to close too to LOVE AND BASKETBALL for comfort. After the cool opening scene (featuring cameos by Doug E. Fresh, Big Daddy Kane and De La Soul) I thought maybe the hop-hip angle would dominate the love story, and for a while it seemed like it would, but the opposite occured. The "friend-becoming-lovers" angles has been done better in other movies (LOVE AND BASKETBALL, WHEN HARRY MET SALLY.., etc.) and it's getting old. Don't get me wrong, the movie's not a total waste. The two leads are great, the supporting cast is good too. So if you don't mind a typical love story you just might want rent this one. Not great, but not bad as the other reviewers states.


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