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  • Summary: Dre (Diggs) and Sidney (Lathan) 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. (Fox Searchlight) Expand
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
  1. 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. Aren't more African -American actors waiting in the wings to play romantic leads?
  2. Reviewed by: Carla Meyer
    75
    Delightful love story.
  3. 75
    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.
  4. Ambitious, yes. Does it work? Not really. While it's genuinely cool to hear characters talk about early rap records (Sugar Hill Gang, etc.), the constant referencing of hip-hop arcana can alienate even the savviest audiences.
  5. 60
    Sustains the charm of an early 60's New York romance.
  6. Represents a kind of progress. Where once only a few ultra-talented, lucky black filmmakers got to make big studio movies, now we have standard-issue Hollywood schlock that happens to be made by, about and for African-Americans.
  7. Reviewed by: Michael Miller
    30
    Draws a belabored association between romance and hip-hop, and it's hard not to wish the parallel lines would hurry up and converge.

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