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Love Song (2000)

A privileged, black college student with a fiance falls in love with a white musician she meets on her 21st birthday.


Julie Dash


Josslyn Luckett
1 nomination. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Monica ... Camille Livingston (as Monica Arnold)
Christian Kane ... Billy Ryan Gallo
Essence Atkins ... Toni
Vanessa Bell Calloway ... Evie Livingston
Teck Holmes ... Malik / Joey Anderson
Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas ... House Director
Tyrese Gibson ... Mad Rage / Skip (as Tyrese)
Peter Francis James ... Alfred Livingston
Rachel True ... Renee
Philip Cole Philip Cole ... Hector Ruiz
Suzanne Coy ... Gwen Marie Dumas
Cecile Cristobal Cecile Cristobal ... Waitress / Upscale Jazz Joint
Nikita Dougan Nikita Dougan ... Jerri
Sarah Francis Sarah Francis ... Shamika
Rainbow Sun Francks ... Calvin Dumas (as Rainbow Francks)


A privileged, black college student with a fiance falls in love with a white musician she meets on her 21st birthday.

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and mild sensuality | See all certifications »

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Justin Timberlake was originally cast in the role of Billy. See more »


Camille Livingston: No, he's not a tourist. He actually pumped me earlier. Up...
[Toni and Evie laugh]
Camille Livingston: I mean he fit... He works at the gas station.
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What My Heart Says
Written by Diane Warren
Recorded by Monica
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That old good-girl/bad-boy chemistry
5 December 2000 | by betscSee all my reviews

I admit it. I'm a total stereotype. I love the good-girl/bad-boy dynamic, and I can't seem to resist a sweaty, passionate musician. All in all, Love Song was the perfect escapist movie for a Friday night alone with the girls. Christian Kane is amazing, and I truly hope they use his incredible talents on Angel more than they have been. The (fake) New Orleans setting was perfect for the music-scene background of the story, and all of the songs were very well written and performed. The only problem I had with this movie was that Monica's acting was inconsistent. Most of the time she seemed to be just trying to wear the appropriate facial expression for the sentence she was saying. However, there were a few times when real emotion broke through, and I hope that if she chooses to continue acting she has more of those moments. Overall, I would highly recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys stories of finding yourself beneath your parents' pressures and dreams of finding Mr Right to sweep you off your feet around the next corner.

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Release Date:

1 December 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cantec de dragoste See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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