Brown Sugar
Brown Sugar (2002)

A woman wonders if it's just friendship or real love she feels when a close male friend announces he's tying the knot in this romantic comedy. Dre (Taye Diggs) and Sidney (Sanaa Lathan) became best friends when they were ten years… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 11, 2002
DVD Release Date: February 11, 2003
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Critic Score: 66% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though predictable and possibly too sweet, Brown Sugar is charming, well-acted, and smarter than typical rom-com fare.

Eleanor Ringel Cater
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Lathan and Diggs make an immensely likable couple, and the supporting cast strikes all the right notes.

Michael Dequina

The spirit of the old school echoes strongly throughout the film and parallels the purity of the passions and personalities of the paramours.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

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

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Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle

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

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Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies

Brown Sugar manages to take hip-hop's well-established history and make it digestible for audiences not necessarily tied directly into the core of that culture.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

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

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Gene Seymour

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.

Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly

Fine performances from Diggs and Lathan give life to an otherwise rehashed love story, but musician Mos Def steals the show.

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
monty hawes
Somehow I had never seen this movie before last night and I couldn't believed that I hadn't. It's a very good romantic comedy/drama that will… More
Leo L
A great movie!