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Brown Sugar (2002)

PG-13 | | Romance, Comedy, Drama | 11 October 2002 (USA)
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Friends since childhood, a magazine editor and a hip-hop record executive stumble into romantic territory.

Director:

Rick Famuyiwa

Writers:

Michael Elliot (story), Michael Elliot (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Taye Diggs ... Andre Romulus 'Dre' Ellis
Sanaa Lathan ... Sidney 'Syd' Shaw
Yasiin Bey ... Chris 'Cav' Anton Vichon (as Mos Def)
Nicole Ari Parker ... Reese Marie Wiggam Ellis
Boris Kodjoe ... Kelby Dawson
Queen Latifah ... Francine
Wendell Pierce ... Simon
Erik Weiner ... Ren
Reg Wyns Reg Wyns ... Ten (as Reggi Wyns)
Melissa Martinez Melissa Martinez ... Meghan
Aaliyyah Hill Aaliyyah Hill ... Young Sidney
Marc John Jefferies ... Young Dre
Venida Evans ... Older Woman
Breece Wilson ... Woman
Brette Taylor ... Woman 2
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Storyline

This romantic comedy centers on a romance between an A&R exec, Dre, at a hip-hop label and a magazine editor, Sidney, who have known each other since childhood.. They find themselves drifting towards being more than friends, even as Dre is engaged, and Sidney starts being wooed by a handsome basketball player. Written by PhatBleek

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Taglines:

The rhythm, the love, the beat...and you don't stop. See more »

Genres:

Romance | Comedy | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Idris Elba auditioned for the part of Kelby Dawson. See more »

Goofs

When Kelby is picked up at the airport by Sydney there is a sign for the New York Knicks as he is getting off of the plane. Kelby plays for the then New Jersey Nets. See more »

Quotes

Dre: One minute you talkin' about you-you want things to change and the next minute you talking about you want things to stay the same.
Sidney 'Syd' Shaw: I do want things to change, I just don't like *how* things have changed. And and and... and I didn't know this is how it would turn out.
Dre: And that's why we need to look *back*. Okay, 'coz if we look back, then it will make us see things, the mistakes we've made, things that we never knew were there before. And if we just... can *stop*, then maybe we can find that ...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

Both "De La Soul" and "Method Man" are credited in the opening credits and not in the end credits. Therefore, the IMDb ordering uses the opening credits first and fills in the rest with the end credits. See more »

Connections

References The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Play At Your Own Risk
Written by Arthur Baker and John Robie
Performed by Planet Patrol
Courtesy of Tommy Boy Music
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One of the best love stories on film!
20 March 2007 | by bless1See all my reviews

This movie is ultimately one of the best love stories i have seen on film.You don't even have to like hip hop to enjoy this movie. It will make you laugh, and it will even make you cry(tears of joy). Lathan and Diggs light up the screen together. It's a beautiful love story which sends a message of how to friends can really fall in love. It will certainly make you think twice about that friend of the opposite sex, that you have known for years, that you find attractive, that doesn't have a mate. It's just a wonderful movie to see, its not too raunchy on language or sex scenes. It's kind of funny how something like hip hop music can join two people together.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Used to Love Her See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,738,882, 13 October 2002

Gross USA:

$27,363,891

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$28,316,451
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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