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Love Jones Movie Review

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A contemporary Chicago nightclub, the Sanctuary, is the gathering spot for middle-class black urbanites looking for romance. Would-be writer/poet Darius (Larenz Tate) spouts provocative verse to beautiful photographer Nina (Nia Long), who's not too happy with men at the moment (she's just been dumped). But they make a connection, with both protesting a little too much that's it just a “sex thing.” Funny what happens when love clearly enters the picture. Theodore Witcher's directorial debut features fine lead performances.

1996 (R) 105m/C Larenz Tate, Nia Long, Isaiah Washington, Lisa Nicole Carson, Khalil Kain, Bill Bellamy, Leonard Roberts, Bernardette L. Clarke; D: Theodore Witcher; W: Theodore Witcher; C: Ernest Holzman; M: Darryl Jones. Sundance Film Festival ‘97: Audience Award. VHS, LV, Closed Caption

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