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Honey (2003)

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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:

Cukercek See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,856,040, 7 December 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$30,222,640, 16 February 2004
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The shortest film in the Honey trilogy with a runtime of 94 minutes while Honey 2 (2011) and Honey 3 (2016) have runtimes of 110 and 97 minutes respectively. See more »

Goofs

When Honey and Raymond are out looking for his brother Benny, they see him entering a restaurant and they start to cross the street, but in the next scene he is already eating a big plate of food when they approach him. From the time it took them to cross the street and enter the restaurant, he could not have had the time to order, receive and start eating his food. See more »

Quotes

Michael Ellis: Bitch, how you gonna play me like that? Oh. Oh, I see. I see. You're one of those.
Honey: I'm not one of anything. I'm just not up for this.
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Connections

Referenced in Ti piace Hitchcock? (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Body Talk
Written by Rodney Jerkins, LaShawn Daniels, Fred Jerkins, Kenneth Pratt
Produced by Rodney Jerkins for Darkchild.com
Performed by K Young
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Watchable for fans of the genre
15 May 2004 | by Evil_kidSee all my reviews

Pros: - Jessica Alba is likeable

  • The Dancing is good and frequent


  • Missy Elliott, Tweet and other hip hop stars can be seen in cameo roles.


  • It never gets too slow or too boring




Cons: - The characters don't feel realistic in certain situations

  • ...that goes for the plot too. For example, peolpe seem to know a dance routine by looking at it once.


  • The plot is unoriginal, you know where "Honey" is heading.


Summary: "Honey" is a likeable film, but you have to enjoy listening to hip hop and watch people dance.


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