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Dre and Sidney can attribute their friendship and the launch of their careers to a single childhood moment, the day they discovered hip-hop on a New York street corner. Now some 15 years later, she is a revered music critic and he is a successful, though unfulfilled, music executive. As they lay down the tracks toward their futures, hip-hop isn’t the only thing that keeps them coming back to that moment on the corner.
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Review Above Average "Brown Sugar is so earnest in its yearning for
the days before rap went nihilistic that it summons more spirit and bite than
your average formulaic romantic quadrangle.''
James Berardinelli, Internet Critic
Review Good "Brown Sugar is undemanding fun capable of providing
two hours of entertainment for anyone who enjoys a smart story with plenty of
Review Good "Brown Sugar may be pitching itself to the wrong
audience. The ads promise: 'The Rhythm ... the Beat ... the Love ... and You
Don't Stop!' But it's not a musical and although it's sometimes a comedy, it's
observant about its people.''
TV Guide OnlineFull
Review Below Average "But given the film's focus on the importance of
hip-hop, its soundtrack — crammed with current artists though it is —
doesn't make the impression it should. And though the standout exception,
Cassandra Wilson's reworking of Cyndi Lauper's Time After Time, helps
drive a pivotal moment, it feels awkward and out of place.''
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
These are some very high opinions, especially the high number of "Fantastic" opinions. "Brown Sugar" is a very entertaining movie according to moviegoers. Apparently the guys think it's a "chick flick" since there were many more ladies than men providing their opinion. However, the male opinions show that's not true. The guys liked it as well as the ladies. So guys, take your lady to see "Brown Sugar." Being a romantic story makes it a great date movie, even for you old married couples.
One moviegoer summed it up nicely for me. She said: "I loved the whole movie. It was funny, sentimental and a good tear jerker. It was a great 'feel good' movie. I would see it a second time."
Cinema Review Prediction: (before moviegoer opinions are collected)
This romantic comedy is as sweet as the title, and that matched with appealing stars and a cool soundtrack should translate to high marks for
couples, particularly younger ones. The humor and romance also holds equal appeal for both genders, and the fairly clean content should
translate to older audience appeal as well.