Brown Sugar 2002

Brown Sugar is a 2002 romantic drama film, written by Michael Elliott and Rick Famuyiwa, and directed by Rick Famuyiwa. This movie stars Taye Diggs and Sanaa Lathan. This film is the story of a hip-hop record executive and a magazine editor (who have been friends since childhood) becoming more than friends despite the fact that they’re both involved in other relationships. The story is based on the song, “I Used to Love H.E.R.,” by Common, a story of how a relationship with hip hop connects to a relationship between a man and woman. This title of the film was named after D’Angelo 1995 song of the same name.

Synopsis: Brown Sugar follows the evolving relationship between Sidney (Sanaa Lathan), an attractive young woman who has just been appointed the editor-in-chief of the hip-hop magazine XXL, and Dre (Taye Diggs), a record producer who has been bound to Sidney since their early childhood. The news that Dre is going to be married to Reese (Nicole Ari Parker), a successful attorney who happens to be stunningly beautiful, sends Sidney into a subconscious tizzy. Suddenly, she doesn’t seem to know how to behave around Dre anymore, and an impulsive kiss on the eve of his wedding sends fissures of doubt cracking in every direction.

* Taye Diggs – Andre Romulus ‘Dre’ Ellis
* Sanaa Lathan – Sidney ‘Sid’ Shaw
* Mos Def – Christopher ‘Chris’ Vashawn
* Nicole Ari Parker – Reese Marie Wiggam Ellis
* Boris Kodjoe – Kelby Dawson
* Queen Latifah – Francine

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