Love Jones

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What do you do after love at first sight? That's the question posed in this romantic comedy-drama set in Chicago. Darius Lovehall Larenz Tate is a novelist who is giving a reading at the Sanctuary, an upscale club presenting jazz and poetry to a bohemian clientele. Shortly before his set, he meets Nina Mosley Nia Long, a woman who is a gifted photographer, despite the fact that she just lost her job. They exchange small talk, and Darius makes his interest clear when -- on the spot -- he retitles a love poem "A ...
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What do you do after love at first sight? That's the question posed in this romantic comedy-drama set in Chicago. Darius Lovehall Larenz Tate is a novelist who is giving a reading at the Sanctuary, an upscale club presenting jazz and poetry to a bohemian clientele. Shortly before his set, he meets Nina Mosley Nia Long, a woman who is a gifted photographer, despite the fact that she just lost her job. They exchange small talk, and Darius makes his interest clear when -- on the spot -- he retitles a love poem "A Blues For Nina." A mutual attraction is sparked between them; soon Darius finds Nina's address on a check and shows up unannounced at her apartment, a visit resulting in a photo session that turns seriously sexy. So far, so good, but neither Darius or Nina are sure where to go next after this promising start. She's just gotten out of a relationship and isn't sure if she still cares for her old boyfriend or not, while Darius' buddies read him the riot act for wanting to give up his freedom so early on in the game. Love Jones was the debut feature for African-American writer and director Theodore Witcher; Isaiah Washington, Bill Bellamy, and Lisa Nicole Carson lead the supporting cast.
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Love Jones is a funky, moody contemplation of love and sex among hip, upscale African-Americans in Chicago. But it isn't quite as profound as the jazzy soundtrack would have us believe. There's just the right song to accompany every interlude, from a smoky nightclub poetry slam, to a rainy afternoon in a movie-sized loft, to the note-perfect banter that punctuates a relaxed gathering in a plush apartment. But what's lagging is the emotion -- it's never quite convincing that Larenz Tate's Darius and Nia Long's Nina are jonesing for much more than sex. Darius first pursues Nina like some sort of stalker; his follow-up to a sexy poem he delivers moments after meeting her, which is very ambiguously received, is to steal her address from a personal check and swing by her apartment. The fumbles they make trying to build up trust and maintain the relationship contain few new insights, though it is interesting to see how many of their actions are dictated by foolish pride. What distinguishes the movie is the dialogue, refreshing in both its naturalism and intelligence -- it's too rare that audiences get to see urbane, three-dimensional African-American characters chatting about their philosophies on life and love. Writer/director Theodore Witcher should be commended for this attention to detail and the way he fleshes out the characters. The scenarios they face, and the resolutions to those scenarios, are only so-so.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/13/1998
  • UPC: 794043457333
  • Original Release: 1997
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  • Source: New Line Home Video
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Larenz Tate Darius Lovehall
Nia Long Nina Mosley
Isaiah Washington Savon Garrison
Lisa Nicole Carson Jose Nichols
Bernadette L. Clarke Sheila Downes
Khalil Kain Marvin Cox
Leonard Roberts Eddie Coles
Bill Bellamy Hollywood
Technical Credits
Theodore Witcher Director, Screenwriter
Jane Alderman Casting
Shawn Barton Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael Caldwell Associate Producer
Julia Chasman Executive Producer
Helena Echegoyen Executive Producer
Roger Fortune Production Designer
James Giovannetti Jr. Associate Producer, Asst. Director
Cydney M. Harris Art Director
Amy Henkels Executive Producer
Amelia Hochberg Set Decoration/Design
Ernest Holzman Cinematographer
Maysie Hoy Editor
Darryl Jones Songwriter
Pilar McCurry Musical Direction/Supervision
Robi Reed-Humes Casting
Jeremiah Samuels Producer
Jay Stern Executive Producer
Nick Wechsler Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Love It

    This Movie I would watch at anytime, day or night, and I am never bored with it. Its good especially, when you are feeling down and out. I love it. In the end it shows that no matter what, love always conquers all. Always

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Loved it

    One to add to your video library

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This Is The Best Love Story Of All TIME!!!

    This movie was the perfect love story. It contained real life scenarios that we, the viewers, could connect with while representing african americans in a more positive light. Nia Long and Larenz Tate did an excellent job in demonstrating the relationship ups and downs of young black people today. I loved the whole laid back feel of the movie and the sexy, yet tactful, message that is clearly received by anyone who watches this movie!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2004

    I LOVE THIS MOVIE!!!

    This is a very good movie which is a depiction of the hesitancy that comes with love. I simply LOVE this movie and would recommend any and all to watch it with an open mind because it has a hidden message of how special love is and should not be underestimated nor abandoned.

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