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Brown Sugar
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  • Rated: PG-13
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Year: 2002
Audio
English 5.1 Dolby Digital

Synopsis

A hot ensemble cast featuring Taye Diggs, Sanaa Lathan, Queen Latifah and Mos Def shines in this romantic comedy about love and laughter in the world of hip-hop. Sydney (Lathan) and Dre (Diggs) are childhood friends who share a passion for music and an unsung love for each other. But when Dre marries the wrong woman, Sydney must make her move or risk losing her soul mate forever.

Disc Information

**Theatrical Feature

**Full-Length Audio Commentary by Director Rick Famuyiwa and Film Editor Dirk Westervelt
**Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary
**Music Videos: “Love of My Life” (An Ode to Hip-Hop) by Erykah Badu Featuring Common, “Brown Sugar” (Extra Sweet) by Mos Def Featuring Faith Evans
**Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Taye Diggs ... Dre
Sanaa Lathan ... Sidney
Mos Def ... Chris
Nicole Ari Parker ... Reese
Boris Kodjoe ... Kelby
Queen Latifah ... Francine
Erik Weiner ... Ren

Reviews

Eleanor Ringel Gillespie Atlanta Journal-Constitution | October 26, 2002

It's predictable, but it jumps through the expected hoops with style and even some depth.

Joe Baltake Sacramento Bee | October 25, 2002

A lot more dimensional and complex than its sunny disposition would lead you to believe.

Ann Hornaday Washington Post | October 11, 2002

You don't have to know about music to appreciate the film's easygoing blend of comedy and romance.

Peter Howell Toronto Star | October 11, 2002

Makes the sweet case that sincerity strikes the biggest romantic sparks.

Carla Meyer San Francisco Chronicle | October 11, 2002

Takes every convention of the romantic comedy genre and turns it on its ear.

Gene Seymour Newsday | October 11, 2002

The movie plays cute more than smart, but it's far from dumb -- and marks yet another baby step forward in the growing sophistication of African-American film.

Susan Stark Detroit News | October 11, 2002

The movie's attention to cultural context really does separate it from anything that came before, including the winning, but finally irrelevant, When Harry Met Sally...

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