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Brown Sugar

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Taye Diggs, Sanaa Lathan, ...

Brown Sugar

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
108 minutes
Wide Release Date:
10/11/02
performer:
Taye Diggs, Sanaa Lathan, Common, Doug E. Fresh, Boris Kodjoe, Queen Latifah, Mos Def, Nicole Ari Parker, Ralph Tresvant, Slick Rick
director:
Rick Famuyiwa
distributor:
Fox Searchlight Pictures
author:
Michael Eliot
genre:
Comedy, Romance

We gave it a B+

Taye Diggs smolders as slick New York record exec Dre, who shares a lifelong friendship and passion for hip-hop with music writer Sidney (Sanaa Lathan) in Brown Sugar. They’re destined to be together, of course, but in strict adherence to the romantic-comedy laws, they must first be paired with partners who are obviously wrong for them. (The interesting part: Their love is so intertwined with their common interest that sometimes it’s not clear whether they’re talking about music or each other.) Add the fact that Dre married his wrong partner, and you’ve got a film whose tough choices and bittersweet ending keep it real.