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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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Storyline

Honey Danels 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 Patay

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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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Release Date:

5 December 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Honey - No Ritmo dos Seus Sonhos  »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,372 (Sweden) (25 June 2004)

Gross:

$1,360,300 (France) (25 June 2004)
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The title role was originally intended for Aaliyah. See more »

Goofs

During her welcome speech at the Benefit dance, Honey's gold necklace constantly changes from over her blouse to under to back on top of it again. See more »

Quotes

Missy Elliott: You, you need to call M.C. Hammer and let him know you're stealing his stuff. Ya'll two crazy people in here.
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Referenced in Rock Me, Baby: The Difference Between Men and Women (2003) See more »

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Body Talk
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Watchable for fans of the genre
15 May 2004 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Pros:

  • Jessica Alba is likeable




  • The Dancing is good and frequent




  • Missy Elliott, Tweet and other hip hop stars can be seen in cameo


roles.

  • It never gets too slow or too boring






Cons:
  • The characters don't feel realistic in certain situations




  • ...that goes for the plot too. For example, peolpe seem to know a dance


routine by looking at it once.

  • The plot is unoriginal, you know where "Honey" is heading.




Summary: "Honey" is a likeable film, but you have to enjoy listening to hip hop and watch people dance.


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