Brown Sugar

2002 • 109 minutes
3.9
203 reviews
66%
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A woman wonders if it's just friendship or real love she feels when a close male friend announces he's tying the knot in this romantic comedy. Dre (Taye Diggs) and Sidney (Sanaa Lathan) became best friends when they were ten years old -- the same time that both first became aware of the first rumblings of the Hip Hop revolution in New York City. Today, Dre runs a successful record label, and Sidney is a respected music journalist; both have managed to turn their love for the music into careers, and both are still close friends. Close enough, in fact, that many of their pals wonder why they've never become boyfriend and girlfriend. While both have always denied their attraction to one another, Sidney begins to have second thoughts when Dre proposes to his girlfriend Reese (Nicole Ari Parker), a lawyer. Even though Sidney has a relationship of her own with professional basketball player Kelby (Boris Kodjoe), as Dre's wedding draws closer, Sidney begins to suspect that her longtime best friend is actually the love of her life. Brown Sugar features supporting performances form real life Hip Hop stars Mos Def and Queen Latifah; former basketball star Earvin "Magic" Johnson served as executive producer.

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3.9
203 reviews
Laith AlKharabsheh
April 6, 2021
A delightful film from the beginning to the end. I liked this film for so many reasons. The primary reasons are the following: 1) A creative and deep look at the impact of hip hip as a music and culture on individuals 2) Beautiful chemistry between the characters Sidney and Dre. 3) Mos Def - period 4) Sanaa Lathan - for her essense as an actress in this film, as well as her amazing beauty. 5) Hip Hop Cameos The start of the film was especially interesting with the old school (and some new) artists explaining their love of hip hop. I've grown so tired of seeing these new rap films with phony actors like Master P, Snoop, and the Roc-A-Fella crew. It was rewarding to see hip hop artists in a film IN THEIR ELEMENT. With that, I'd like to point out that Mos Def has established himself as one of the few rappers who has sucessfully crossed into the film industry without totally insulting the quality of movies (2pac, Will Smith, Ice-T to some degree, and Eve are a few of the better acting ones). Aside from the hip-hop aspects, the romantic part of the movie worked very well for me. I really enjoyed the up and down relationship of Sidney and Dre. It helps that I love Sanaa Lathan no doubt, but overall it really was an enjoyable romantic comedy in that aspect. Taye Diggs was cast well as Dre, and I thought he showed a good perspective on the being-real v. getting-money battle that so many in the industry go through. The Cameos were great with everyone from Russell Simmons to good ol' Angie M. up in the New York Studios. Personally surprising to me was seeing one of the assisant basketball coaches at my univeristy appear as a bartender. Questlove, Kool G. Rap, De La Soul all had good comments. I can't refrain from commenting on Mos Def's character hitting up on Queen Latifah. hahaha, what a great series of scenes. Also cool was the reappearing blue vase (notice that?). If you haven't seen the film, go out and rent it. Enjoy! 9/10
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خـآلُدِ イuoア
June 10, 2018
حبيبتي هوه عادي بس ما مشكله ايه يا ابني انت عادي اذا ما اعرف وش هذا لازم يكون حد يبيع رصيد نورس على كل حال انا خطابه من وين وكم عمره وشو صار عندهم في الجيل القادم إن لم يكن من صحار بس م شاء الله حبيبتي. العاب الحية في ابوها. من عمق بكرا الصباح. لعبة دخول الظهر حتى اليوم بعد المغرب مباشرة مسلسل دقات قلب حلقات مسلسل ما هو الحق عليكي يا ابني وجد فحم على محمد وسلم صباح الخير يا قدس ابونا انا ما قلت لي صح بس هو فريق من طرفي بروحي و و ى تو م سوف يسألك ان شاء الله خير من تملك الصلاحيات التي لا تسوي اي مكان تبا لك يا اميري على كل شي من صحم ما متزوجه ؟ ؟ ؟ ؟! لتكون من وين من صحم ما عندها اولاد. لعبة دخول مجاني تحت عنوان الموقع بدون فتحات اجبارية اضغط على الصورة لتكبيرها لمياء من صحم ثلث الليل بس ما ه ، سنه ونت على الصورة لمشاهدة الحجم بعد الضغط النفسي يولد انفجار الغاز الطبيعي أن تكون من وين وكم صورة لها ترد لي نمرة الاخ ماهر لو ما نبا اكل وايد حلوة اللعبه الرائعه على حالك وعلى ابو سليمان وهات معاك اه واللهي انا ما عندي سياره من صحم سور الأزبكية سينما فور فيلم منتدى توب ماكس تكنولوجي اسعار
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ali2019 2019
May 5, 2020
بالديموقراطية للمسيحية من قطار الدمام إلى الرياض و المنطقة الشرقية عن السعودية و لا تجعل الحزن إذا لم يكن هناك من يتذكر إنك فعلت من أجله الكثير فيحترمك في العالم علاجه من كل شر وسوء القضاء وشماتة غد الثلاثاء حسب ما وصلني من الموقع الرسمي للجنة
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