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

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Romance | Comedy | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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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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Trivia

Larenz Tate was approached to play Dre, but turned it down. See more »

Goofs

During the scene where Sidney and Dre are walking through The Mall in Central Park, you can hear someone giving set directions. 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 »

Connections

References The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967) See more »

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The Unit
Written by Rowdy Rahz (as R. Brinson), Frank Ferraro (as F. Ferraro), M. Hagler, Queen Latifah (as D. Owens), Quran Pender (as Q. Pender), D. Pitman, Robert Scalere Jr. (as R. Scalere), TaShon Spence (as T. Spence)
Performed by The Unit
(Queen Latifah, Grizzley, G-Fella, Quran Pender (as Storm), Rowdy Rahz, Aposouls)
Courtesy of Flavor Unit Records
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Reminise
20 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

I put this movie in the same category as The Wood. Here it's all about an era, were the music meant everything from the DJ to the MC. In the movie you have a brother who loves the music, and a woman who can't understand the brother's love for it and how it seems to drive him. On the flip side you have another woman that understands the brother, and supports the brother (take note ladies SUPPORT we need it). What makes this a good movie, or love story is it could really happen. Imagine finding a supportive soulmate who is down for you, and you could relate to on many levels. However, often times that is never who you end up with for one reason or another. If your feeling this holla back.


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