• Brown Sugar (2002)

Brown Sugar

Release Date: October 11th, 2002

DVD Release Date: February 11th, 2003

PG-13 |1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary

Sidney (Sanaa Lathan) and Dre (Taye Diggs) can attribute their friendship and the launch of their careers to one single childhood instant ... witnessing the birth of hip-hop on a New York street corner. Now some 15 years later, she is a revered music critic and he is a successful, though unfulfilled, music executive. Both come to realize that their true life passions will only be fulfilled by remembering what they learned that day on the corner.

Cast: Taye Diggs, Sanaa Lathan, Yasiin Bey, Nicole Ari Parker, Boris Kodjoe, Queen Latifah, Erik Weiner, Reggi Wyns

Director: Rick Famuyiwa

Genres: Drama , Romantic comedy

Production Co: Evergreen Productions

Distributors: Fox

Keywords: Growing up, Love, New York City, Relationships, 2000s, Endearing, Friendship

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    May be pitching itself to the wrong audience. The ads promise: "The Rhythm ... the Beat ... the Love ... and You Don't Stop!" But it's not a musical and although it's sometimes a comedy, it's observant about its people. show more

  • 70
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    This isn't great filmmaking, but, under Rick Famuyiwa's direction, it's more than good enough.

  • 75
    Jami BernardNew York Daily News

    The vitality of the hip-hop scene serves as both backdrop and metaphor in a romantic comedy as sweet as its title. show more

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