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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 musicDre (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) Collapse

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
  1. 75
    What Brown Sugar lacks in originality, it makes up for in charm.
  2. The vitality of the hip-hop scene serves as both backdrop and metaphor in a romantic comedy as sweet as its title.
  3. 63
    Hits the parallels between love and hip-hop a little too hard when the message is relatively easy to grasp: Don't sell out: not your art, not your heart. If only music business executives were listening.
  4. Isn't much more than another conveyer-belt romantic comedy.
  5. 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.
  6. 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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