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Honey (2003)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music, Romance | 5 December 2003 (USA)
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Honey is a sexy, tough music video choreographer who shakes up her life after her mentor gives her an ultimatum: sleep with him or be blacklisted within their industry.

Director:

Bille Woodruff
8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Alba ... Honey Daniels
Mekhi Phifer ... Chaz
Romeo Miller ... Benny (as Lil' Romeo)
Joy Bryant ... Gina
David Moscow ... Michael Ellis
Lonette McKee ... Mrs. Daniels
Zachary Isaiah Williams ... Raymond
Christian Monzon ... Bar Customer
Al Shearer ... Bar Customer
Jull Weber Jull Weber ... Joey
Laurieann Gibson ... Katrina (as Laurie Ann Gibson)
O'Neal McKnight O'Neal McKnight ... Katrina's Friend (as O'Neal McNight)
Kevin Duhaney Kevin Duhaney ... Otis
William Omar Tobar William Omar Tobar ... Beat Boxer
Ivan 'Flipz' Velez Ivan 'Flipz' Velez ... Street Dancer
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Storyline

Honey Daniels is a 22-year-old, sexy, tough-minded, part-black, part-Latina hip-hop dancer in New York's East Harlem who dreams of making it big as a music video choreographer. She teaches hip-hop dancing at a local youth center and encourages the local kids to attend to keep them off the streets and out of trouble. When luck shines on Honey in the form of a famous music video director, named Michael, who casts her in one music video, she's encouraged to make the transition from dancer to choreographer. But Honey's sudden success comes with a price when Michael refuses to take "no" for an answer to his sexual advances and then tries to sabotage her career by blackballing her out of the business. Written by matt-282

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Her dream. Her terms.

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for drug content and some sexual references | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The tagline was changed from "Her Dream, Her Terms" to "Her Dreams, Her Terms". See more »

Goofs

When Honey's dancers set up the benefit performance sign, it has a black background with white writing, but on the night of the benefit performance, it has pink writing instead. See more »

Quotes

Michael Ellis: I got you a new choreographer for this video.
Ginuwine: For real? Who?
Michael Ellis: This girl right here.
[Honey chokes on her drink]
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Connections

Followed by Honey 3: Dare to Dance (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Ooh-Wee
Written by Bobby Hobb
Performed by Mark Ronson (featuring Ghostface Killah, Nate Dogg, Saigon & Trife Da God (as Trife)
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
Contains a sample of "Scorpio"
As recorded by Dennis Coffey
Licensed courtesy of Avant Garde Enterprises, Inc./Interior Music Corp.
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User Reviews

Can you say rancid honey ?
7 December 2003 | by hannibalwSee all my reviews

It is deeply ironic that this movie chose to call itself 'Honey'the one food on the planet with no need of an expiration date as this mess quickly turns rancid . "Your flava is hot " being one of the unintentionally funny moments in Honey of which there are many .Spoken to a group of break dancers ?!!!! The cliches pile up one after another . The fact that this mess was written by the same buffoon who wrote 'Glitter' should be warning enough . Jessica Alba is on record as saying when she read the script she was unimpressed as it was just one big cliche .Well,what changed Jesse? It is still just one big cliche ripping off far better movies like Flash Dance , Karate Kid or even Rocky . Jessica is going to have to be far more careful in her choice of material if she plans on staying in Hollywood for longer than a coffee. Acting lessons would also seem appropriate . Honey 1 of 5 stars .


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Official Sites:

UIP [France] | Universal.

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,856,040, 7 December 2003

Gross USA:

$30,308,417

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$62,228,395
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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