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Love Jones (1997)

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Darius Lovehall is a young black poet in Chicago who starts dating Nina Mosley, a beautiful and talented photographer. While trying to figure out if they've got a "love thing" or are just "... See full summary »

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Theodore Witcher
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2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Larenz Tate ... Darius Lovehall
Nia Long ... Nina Mosley
Isaiah Washington ... Savon Garrison
Lisa Nicole Carson ... Josie Nichols
Bill Bellamy ... Hollywood
Leonard Roberts ... Eddie Coles
Bernadette Speakes ... Sheila Downes (as Bernadette L. Clarke)
Khalil Kain ... Marvin Cox
Cerall Duncan Cerall Duncan ... Troy Garrison
David Nisbet David Nisbet ... Publisher
Simon James ... Roger Lievsey
Oona Hart ... Model (Lievsey Studio)
Jaqueline Fleming ... Lisa Martin
Manao DeMuth ... Nina's Assistant
Marie-Françoise Theodore ... Tracey Powell
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Darius Lovehall is a young black poet in Chicago who starts dating Nina Mosley, a beautiful and talented photographer. While trying to figure out if they've got a "love thing" or are just "kicking it," they hang out with their friend, talking about love and sex. Then Nina tests the strength of Darius' feelings and sets a chain of romantic complications into motion. Written by Jesse Garon <grifter@primenet.com>

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Taglines:

Get Together. Fall Apart. Start Over.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The role of Nina Mosley was originally written for Jada Pinkett Smith. See more »

Goofs

Nina's hair changes when talking to Darius after their first date. See more »

Quotes

Eddie Coles: Poetry is the possibility of language.
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Connections

Featured in The History of Comedy: The Comedy of Real Life (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Shake Your Pants
Written by Larry Blackmon
Performed by Cameo
Courtesy of Mercury Records
By Arrangement with Polygram Film and TV Licensing
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The Urban Love Story
8 December 2001 | by Tame_MeSee all my reviews

One of my favorite movies of all time. Beautifully done, well written and well acted. It portrayed 20 something blacks in a way I don't think has yet been duplicated, and the dialog? Hmmmm, so stimulating. Makes me want to find love like that........


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love Jones See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,908,725, 16 March 1997

Gross USA:

$12,479,335

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,782,749
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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