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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.

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Rick Famuyiwa

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

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Cast

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 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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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$27,362,712, 26 January 2003
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe are not only married in real life, but also play love interests on Soul Food (2000). 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

Sidney 'Syd' Shaw: Let's Have Sex Now.
Kelby Dawson: Yeah. Let's.
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You Make Life So Good
Written by Rahsaan Patterson & Davel Bo McKenzie
Performed by Rahsaan Patterson
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* *1/2 out of 4.
12 October 2002 | by brandonsites1981See all my reviews

Smoothly done and often funny When Harry Met Sally for the African American crowd. This film is about two lifelong friends (Taye Diggs and Sanaa Lathan) who find themselves falling madly in love with one another even though Diggs is about to marry Nicole Ari Parker. Queen Latifah and Mos Def provide funny comedic relief as the best friends to the two main characters. There is no surprises to be had while watching this film, but there are some rather funny jabs at the music industry and (under rated) Lathan turns in a tender, compassionate performance. Lathan also shares some very good screen chemistry with Taye Diggs.

Rated PG-13; Profanity and Sexual Content.


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