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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 »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Darius Lovehall
... Nina Mosley
... Savon Garrison
... Josie Nichols
... Hollywood
... Eddie Coles
... Sheila Downes (as Bernadette L. Clarke)
... Marvin Cox
Cerall Duncan ... Troy Garrison
David Nisbet ... Publisher
... Roger Lievsey
... Model (Lievsey Studio)
... Lisa Martin
... Nina's Assistant
... 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.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »
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14 March 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Absolut kärlek  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,908,725, 16 March 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$12,514,138, 17 August 1997
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director and writer Theodore Witcher disowns the Buckingham Fountain sequence because the fog made the scene difficult to shoot. See more »

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

Quotes

Hollywood: I don't need poetry to get women.
Sheila Downes: No, you need a personality to get women.
Savon Garrison: Try a breath mint and a visa.
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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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Great Love Story
1 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is my favorite love story it has every element that a good love story should have. Poetry, jazz, friendships the ups and downs in a relationships. Finally a movie that shows positive aspects of the black community. Larenz Tate was great I can't picture anyone else playing the role of Darius. He recited that poem like he had written it himself and meant every word. I own this movie and if I had the time I would watch it everyday it always makes me feel better and that's what a good movie should do. Also, the character Savon could not had been any better dealing with the subject of marriage. We would all like to find a Darius out there but most of us just settle for watching this movie. My vote is 10/10


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