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Love Jones
Love Jones
Actors: Larenz Tate, Nia Long, Isaiah Washington, Lisa Nicole Carson, Bill Bellamy
Director: Theodore Witcher
Genres: Comedy, Drama, African American Cinema
R     1999     1hr 44min

Say hello to Darious Lovehall (Larenz Tate) and Nina Mosley (Nia Long), two confused lovebirds who discover that you can never underestimate the power of a love jones.DVD Features: — Music Video — Production Notes — Theatrica...  more »


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Actors: Larenz Tate, Nia Long, Isaiah Washington, Lisa Nicole Carson, Bill Bellamy
Director: Theodore Witcher
Creators: Theodore Witcher, Amy Henkels, Helena Echegoyen, James Giovannetti Jr., Jay Stern, Jeremiah Samuels, Julia Chasman
Genres: Comedy, Drama, African American Cinema
Sub-Genres: Romantic Comedies, Love & Romance, African American Cinema
Studio: New Line Home Video
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 07/27/1999
Original Release Date: 03/14/1997
Theatrical Release Date: 03/14/1997
Release Year: 1999
Run Time: 1hr 44min
Screens: Color,Full Screen,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Emma G. (emmag5) from ANN ARBOR, MI
Reviewed on 8/28/2011...
loved it again

Movie Reviews

K. Aaron | Virgin Islands USA | 01/16/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This movie debuted in an era where the gangster and shot-em-up movies were prevalent. It was so refreshing to see a black love story about the ups and downs...joys and sorrows of a relationship. I thought Larenz Tate and Nia Long gave a phenomenal performance. I have watched this movie a zillion times and have not gotten tired of it once. As a matter of fact, after all these years, this movie still has the power to evoke emotion out of me. I still smile when Darius read his poem to Nina the first night they met...I still get angry when Darius hooked up with that chick as soon as Nina left town...I still get tears in my eyes at the end of the movie when Darius tells Nina that the love he feels for her is "urgent like a ..." Need I go on. In my book, this movie is an all time black love story."
When Harry Met Sally: Urban Style
K. Aaron | 11/24/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Love Jones is a film worth upholding. It is a beautiful love story full of realistic characters. It is one of the few black films in the last twenty years that deplicts blacks like we truly are: intelligent, cultural and just as obsessed with being in love as anyone else.Larenz Tate plays Darius. Being an author myself I could relate fully to his character. While struggling with his upcoming book he meets Nina played by Nia Long. Nina is a photographer who's struggling just as much as he is, but her feet appear to be on the ground more firmly than Darius'. Darius and Nina begin a passionate love affair that is cut short when Darius' friends and Nina's ex get too involved. This is the perfect example of how a relationship can suffer due to too many " outside " opinions. Darius and Nina realize they cannot focus on their careers because their hearts and minds are on each other. Nina returns to the spot they first met: the sultry poetry and blues club where Darius first spied her. Nina delivers a touching poem in Darius' honor unaware that he is around. The two pick up where they left off and declare their love for one another.This film is touching without being as mushy as some romance movies. Larenz and Nia have wonderful chemistry despite the fact that Long is five years older than Tate. The supporting characters include the wonderful Isiah Washington and MTV's Bill Bellemy. If you keep your eyes open you'll see Khalil Kain playing another delightful supporting role as Nina's ex.
I am a big Larenz Tate fan and I've liked Nia Long since her days on " Guiding Light ". The two have both grown tremendously as actors and they prove it in this film. I wish there could be a sequel. I'll keep my fingers crossed. If you haven't seen this movie you've been cheated out of one hell of a love story. It's a modern " starcrossed lovers " romance suited for all ages and professions."
Acting with style.............
alvin edward barnes | chicago | 03/23/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This movie had reminded me of watching the old black and white movies with my dad. More true to life characters looking for love, being in love, and loosing it. Old story fresh view. Larenz Tate was so Cary Grant in style as the character may have been in a clumsey situation, but the actor kept him from looking silly and like a cardboard cut out.
Nia Long has always been a favorite of mine she is sweet even whe she is tough, almost like a Kathrine Hepburn.
This is one of his best work and showing that he is better than always playing an angry black man.Great movie an great performance bye all.....BUY THIS MOVIE!!!"