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Love Jones (1997)

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Darius Lovehall is a young black poet in Chicago who starts dating Nina Mosley, a beautiful and talented photographer. While trying to figure out if they've got a "love thing" or are just "... See full summary »

Director:

Theodore Witcher
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2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Larenz Tate ... Darius Lovehall
Nia Long ... Nina Mosley
Isaiah Washington ... Savon Garrison
Lisa Nicole Carson ... Josie Nichols
Bill Bellamy ... Hollywood
Leonard Roberts ... Eddie Coles
Bernadette Speakes ... Sheila Downes (as Bernadette L. Clarke)
Khalil Kain ... Marvin Cox
Cerall Duncan Cerall Duncan ... Troy Garrison
David Nisbet David Nisbet ... Publisher
Simon James ... Roger Lievsey
Oona Hart ... Model (Lievsey Studio)
Jaqueline Fleming ... Lisa Martin
Manao DeMuth ... Nina's Assistant
Marie-Françoise Theodore ... Tracey Powell
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Storyline

Darius Lovehall is a young black poet in Chicago who starts dating Nina Mosley, a beautiful and talented photographer. While trying to figure out if they've got a "love thing" or are just "kicking it," they hang out with their friend, talking about love and sex. Then Nina tests the strength of Darius' feelings and sets a chain of romantic complications into motion. Written by Jesse Garon <grifter@primenet.com>

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Get Together. Fall Apart. Start Over.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The film is Theodore Witcher's only feature film as a writer and director. See more »

Goofs

Nina's hair changes when talking to Darius after their first date. See more »

Quotes

Nina Mosley: I gather up each sound you left behind and stretch them on our bed. Each night I breathe you and become high
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Soundtracks

Dazz
Written by Reginald Hargis, Edward Irons Jr. and Raymond Ransom Jr.
Performed by Brick
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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INTELLIGENT AND HEARTFELT
3 December 2001 | by frank56See all my reviews

Love Jones explores the passionate and intelligent sides of love, and it does so deliciously. Larenz Tate and Nia Long deliver performances as understated as the film's smart jazz and R&B soundtrack -- their approaches give their characters dimension and depth. But make no mistake -- this film offers elements of entertainment and political correctness in director Theodore Witcher's offering of multi-layered African-American characters. If comparisons must be made, Love Jones compares to the best in Woody Allen's Annie Hall and Manhattan, as those films explore desire and passion through words in addition to physical attractions. Recommend this film to the scores of filmgoers who missed its limited theatrical release -- better yet, serve it up as a first course conversation starter during your next gathering with friends. It's sure to spark equally passionate discussion, and that's always a good thing.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,908,725, 16 March 1997

Gross USA:

$12,479,335

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,782,749
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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