Brown Sugar Synopsis
A music producer (Taye Diggs) falls for his longtime friend (Sanaa Lathan) .
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75

Baltimore Sun

Breaks no new ground in romantic comedy. But it finds ways to make the tried and true scenes -- a hilarious break-up in a restaurant, a...
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
The vitality of the hip-hop scene serves as both backdrop and metaphor in a romantic comedy as sweet as its title.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

Delightful love story.
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75

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
All are watchable, attractive people who haven't worn out their welcomes. But if they continue to go round and round like this, they may....
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
What Brown Sugar lacks in originality, it makes up for in charm.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
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...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Sweet. The pun is unavoidable. It's the only adjective that fully captures the flavor of the romantic comedy Brown Sugar.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This isn't great filmmaking, but, under Rick Famuyiwa's direction, it's more than good enough.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
As a love-jones soap opera, Brown Sugar feeds right into Dre's nostalgic crankiness.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Brown Sugar fails to produce an image of hip-hoppery as fascinating and complex as the moment when Halle Berry set her tongue wagging...
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Rated PG-13