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Honey (2003)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music, Romance | 5 December 2003 (USA)
Honey is a sexy, tough music video choreographer who shakes up her life after her mentor gives her an ultimatum: sleep with him or be blacklisted within their industry.

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Raymond (as Zachary Isaiah Williams)
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Joey
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Katrina (as Laurie Ann Gibson)
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Storyline

Honey Daniels is a 22-year-old, sexy, tough-minded, part-black, part-Latina hip-hop dancer in New York's East Harlem who dreams of making it big as a music video choreographer. She teaches hip-hop dancing at a local youth center and encourages the local kids to attend to keep them off the streets and out of trouble. When luck shines on Honey in the form of a famous music video director, named Michael, who casts her in one music video, she's encouraged to make the transition from dancer to choreographer. But Honey's sudden success comes with a price when Michael refuses to take "no" for an answer to his sexual advances and then tries to sabotage her career by blackballing her out of the business. Written by matt-282

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Her dream. Her terms.

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Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for drug content and some sexual references | See all certifications »

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5 December 2003 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,856,040 (USA) (5 December 2003)

Gross:

$30,222,640 (USA) (13 February 2004)
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Trivia

Romeo Miller (Benny) grew two inches and his voice deepened before shooting completed. In the scene where Benny and Raymond go to class and Honey says that she has to go to a video shoot, Romeo had to stand with his legs far apart in order to appear shorter, because he was as tall as Jessica Alba. See more »

Goofs

When Honey Daniels is at the benefit, she is going around and talking to people wearing a denim mini. But then, when she stands up on the stage announcing, she is wearing everything the same except now jeans. See more »

Quotes

Benny: Look, yo. There's people that good things happen to. And there's people that good things don't happen to. That's just the way it goes.
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Connections

Referenced in Degrassi: The Next Generation: Bark at the Moon (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Hurt Sumthin'
Written by Missy Elliott (as Missy Elliott), Lashaun Owens, Karriem Mack
Performed by Missy Elliott (as Missy Elliott)
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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An incredibly fun movie; just let yourself go
19 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't understand all the hate for Jessica Alba, and the hate for this film. Mostly, any film with her in it besides Sin City get a bad rep and she has won and been nominated for quite a few Razzies over the years, including the performance for this film. I, personally, find that overly inane and uncalled for. Anyway, on to the movie itself. Honey is a film that you just can't take seriously. It contains lots of bad dialogue, not that great of choreography in certain parts, per se, and quite a bit of the characters just fill up the time. Besides all that, I find myself having such a good heart-felt time with it, every time I watch it.

Honey is a feel good pleasure driver. It's about showing that dreams can come true for all sorts of people, and there are so many scenes that put a smile on my face because of just how true to having fun it is. Unlike others, that I stated earlier, I thought Jessica Alba surpassed in her performance as Honey. She's sweet, she's sexy and she is the only truly likable character, but there is enough presence there for you to love her entirely, and I do. She hits dance moves that aren't that difficult to where they look like she has practice them for weeks. She's selfless, and Jessica Alba has more of a way of acting with her face and body rather than she does her voice and line delivery; that of course works perfectly for this movie.

I don't honestly find many faults with this movie, aside from the dialogue and how all the characters are just kind of there. I find the story very warming and endearing, and the upsides of this movie outweigh the bad for me honestly, by far. Like I said, it's a blast from beginning to end. Great songs, nice cameos; if Missy Elliott's 10 minutes of the screen don't put a smile on your face I don't know what will, and I root for Honey, all the way through. I want this woman to succeed, I want her goals and dreams to be accomplished, and if Jessica Alba can do that for her character and for me, this film has acquired it's main goal, of entertaining with a likable lead. To each their own, I love Honey.


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