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Sidney (Sanaa Lathan) and Dre (Taye Diggs) have been friends since they were ten years old. What brought them together? A love for a burgeoning new music style called hip-hop. 20 years later, Dre is the owner of a successful record company and Sidney is a respected and hard-nosed music journalist, and both are still friends... close friends. So close, in fact, that everyone around them is surprised that they haven’t gotten romantically involved with the other. When Dre proposes to his beautiful lawyer girlfriend Reese (Nicole Ari Parker), Sidney begins to question her own relationship with her boyfriend. As Dre’s wedding day draws nearer, Sidney begins to fear that Dre has always been the love of her life and she’s let him slip through her hands. Legendary basketball player-turned-entrepreneur Earvin “Magic” Johnson served as executive producer of this smart urban love story.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 85
- Fresh: 56
- Rotten: 29
- Average Rating: 6.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Taye Diggs never overdoes Dre's intensity or integrity; he's an understated leading man who is all the more likable because of it. But it's Sanaa Lathan as Sidney who won my heart here.
Fresh: Takes every convention of the romantic comedy genre and turns it on its ear.
Rotten: Too much about Brown Sugar is carried out with utmost decorum, as if writer-director Rick Famuyiwa were bringing hip-hop home to meet the parents.
Fresh: 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.
My absolute favorite movie
My favorite love story!! A "MUST BUY NOW" MOVIE!!!!
FINALLY! THANK YOU, GOD!!
I have been requesting this movie for eons and it's finally here! This movie has comedy, drama, romance (with a nice love triangle), a great soundtrack-all of the qualities I like, and all rolled into one. If you like romantic comedies, you'll love this one.
Finally it's on iTunes!!! This movie hands down is my favorite movie!!
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2002
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