7.5/10
3,725
32 user 18 critic

Love Jones (1997)

Trailer
2:07 | Trailer
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
Reviews
2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

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
Learn more

More Like This 

Jason's Lyric (1994)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Two brothers, survivors of family tragedy, take different life paths: one falls for a high-spirited waitress and dreams of success, the other follows a life of petty crime. Their lives reconnect in shattering fashion.

Director: Doug McHenry
Stars: Allen Payne, Jada Pinkett Smith, Bokeem Woodbine
Soul Food (1997)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

One person can keep a family together and, when that one person is gone, a family can be torn apart.

Director: George Tillman Jr.
Stars: Vanessa Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Nia Long
The Wood (1999)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

While dealing with a friend's cold feet on his wedding day, a writer reminisces about his youth with his best friends.

Director: Rick Famuyiwa
Stars: Elayn J. Taylor, Omar Epps, Richard T. Jones
The Best Man (1999)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Just before best friend's wedding, the life of Chicago writer becomes crazy when the friend guesses that new book's story based on his bride's fervent past.

Director: Malcolm D. Lee
Stars: Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut
Brown Sugar (2002)
Romance | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Friends since childhood, a magazine editor and a hip-hop record executive stumble into romantic territory.

Director: Rick Famuyiwa
Stars: Taye Diggs, Sanaa Lathan, Yasiin Bey
Drama | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Monica and Quincy love and play basketball together through many life challenges from childhood to adulthood.

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood
Stars: Sanaa Lathan, Omar Epps, Glenndon Chatman
The Brothers (2001)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Four friends begin to question women and relationships when one of them announces impending nuptials.

Director: Gary Hardwick
Stars: Morris Chestnut, Shemar Moore, D.L. Hughley
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Stella is a highly successful, forty-something San Francisco stock broker who is persuaded by her colorful New York girlfriend Delilah to take a well deserved, first-class vacation to Jamaica.

Director: Kevin Rodney Sullivan
Stars: Angela Bassett, Taye Diggs, Whoopi Goldberg
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Three women each claim to be the widow of 1950s doo-wop singer Frankie Lymon, claiming legal rights to his estate.

Director: Gregory Nava
Stars: Halle Berry, Vivica A. Fox, Lela Rochon
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

An observable, fast-talking party man Darnell Wright, gets his punishment when one of his conquests takes it personally and comes back for revenge in this 'Fatal Attraction'-esque comic ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Lawrence
Stars: Martin Lawrence, Lynn Whitfield, Regina King
Set It Off (1996)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Desperation drives four inner-city women to bank robbery in Los Angeles, then they start mistrusting each other.

Director: F. Gary Gray
Stars: Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An arrogant career woman plays a series of heartless mind-games with her boyfriend to "put him in line," only to discover that he has a few tricks up his own sleeve.

Director: Mark Brown
Stars: Vivica A. Fox, Morris Chestnut, Anthony Anderson
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Get Together. Fall Apart. Start Over.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Did You Know?

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

Savon Garrison: When a man gets a hard on, you know where the blood come from, right? You know where the blood come from, right? His head and his feet. So A - he's stupid and B - he can't run.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Love Tap (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Lyric: I Am Looking at Music
Written by Pinkie Gordon Lane
Performed by Nia Long
See more »

User Reviews

 
Great Love Story
1 July 2004 | by dspears76See 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


14 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 32 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love Jones See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

Edit

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
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed