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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Andre Romulus 'Dre' Ellis
... Sidney 'Syd' Shaw
... Chris 'Cav' Anton Vichon (as Mos Def)
... Reese Marie Wiggam Ellis
... Kelby Dawson
... Francine
... Simon
... Ren
Reg Wyns ... Ten (as Reggi Wyns)
Melissa Martinez ... Meghan
Aaliyyah Hill ... Young Sidney
... Young Dre
... Older Woman
Breece Wilson ... Woman
... 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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When did you first fall in love with hip-hop? See more »

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Romance | Comedy | Drama | Music

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language | See all certifications »
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11 October 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I Used to Love Her  »

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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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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Syd and Francine are unpacking and talking, the books that Francine are putting away appear and disappear with each shot. See more »

Quotes

Dre: It's when you talk like that, that's what makes me think that you're jealous.
Sidney 'Syd' Shaw: What?
Dre: Yes. Jealous!
Sidney 'Syd' Shaw: [throws a cookie on the table] No wonder you two are married, you're both crazy! Look here, contrary to what you and your wife may think, I don't spend my nights thinkin' about you, okay?
Dre: Shh! Lower the voice.
Sidney 'Syd' Shaw: I got a man who's fine, intelligent, successful, and gives it to me on a very, very regular basis and the s**t is the bomb!
Dre: So! I don't care what -
Sidney 'Syd' Shaw: Dre I need you to be happy for me. I need ...
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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 »

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Referenced in Tweek City (2005) See more »

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Self Love
Written and Performed by Jaguar Wright
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Interesting Hip Hop Commentary, Predictable Love Story.
21 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

Just watched this movie on DVD. And while I found the hip-hop commentary interesting, the love story seemed to close too to LOVE AND BASKETBALL for comfort. After the cool opening scene (featuring cameos by Doug E. Fresh, Big Daddy Kane and De La Soul) I thought maybe the hop-hip angle would dominate the love story, and for a while it seemed like it would, but the opposite occured. The "friend-becoming-lovers" angles has been done better in other movies (LOVE AND BASKETBALL, WHEN HARRY MET SALLY.., etc.) and it's getting old. Don't get me wrong, the movie's not a total waste. The two leads are great, the supporting cast is good too. So if you don't mind a typical love story you just might want rent this one. Not great, but not bad as the other reviewers states.


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