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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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Bar Customer
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Joey
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Katrina (as Laurie Ann Gibson)
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Beat Boxer
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Her dream. Her terms.

Genres:

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 USA:

$12,856,040, 7 December 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$30,222,640, 16 February 2004
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Trivia

The shortest film in the Honey trilogy with a runtime of 94 minutes while Honey 2 (2011) and Honey 3 (2016) have runtimes of 110 and 97 minutes respectively. 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

Chaz: Besides, I never mess up a kid's head, especially when his mom's in the shop.
Honey: [Chuckles] He's eight. That would have made me 14. I'm not that kind of girl.
Chaz: My bad.
Honey: We just peoples.
Raymond: Yeah, we peoples.
Chaz: You peoples? Playa, playa, how'd you swing that? I've been tryin' to be her peoples for weeks. Ain't had no luck.
Raymond: I got flow.
[All laughing]
Chaz: I got flow too. You don't think I got some flow?
Raymond: Maybe not as much as me.
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Connections

References Driving Miss Daisy (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

React
Written by Erick Sermon, Justin Smith, Reggie Noble
Performed by Erick Sermon featuring Redman
Courtesy of J Records
Redman appears courtesy of Def Jam Records
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Watchable for fans of the genre
15 May 2004 | by 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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