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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.

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Bille Woodruff
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Cast

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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Details

Official Sites:

UIP [France] | Universal.

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Honey See more »

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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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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

To prepare for her role as a dancer, Jessica Alba took ballet, jazz, and hip-hop classes six hours a day for more than three months. See more »

Goofs

When Honey Daniels is at the benefit, she is going around and talking to people wearing a denim mini. But then, when she stands up on the stage announcing, she is wearing everything the same except now jeans. See more »

Quotes

Honey: I like that. Your flavor's hot.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Into You
Written by Tamia Washington, Ernesto Shaw, Ken Mill, J. Jackson, Tim Kalley, Bob Rableson,
Ronald Lapreed, Lionel Richie
Performed by Fabolous (featuring Tamia)
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
Contains a sample of "Zoom"
Performed by The Commodores
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A pleasant surprise
24 February 2005 | by storysplicerSee all my reviews

I stumbled on this while channel-surfing and was pleasantly surprised. Many positive messages tucked in to an appealing story acted out by a surpassingly attractive cast: Be true to yourself; follow your dream (but don't sell out); love your neighbor, stay loyal to your friends, your family, and your 'hood. It reminded me of when I saw Krush Groove as a teen and it gave me a window into a whole other world. Except now hip hop is the dominant pop culture and not exotic anymore. But we still rarely get to see positive characters of color with their emotional depth fully explored. Lil Romeo gives an especially nuanced performance.


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