Directed By: Bille Woodruff Starring: Mekhi Phifer Jessica Alba

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The electrifying world of hip-hop explodes in honey, the story of a struggling dancer whose relentless passion for music and dance imspires her to reach out, take a chance and make it on her own terms.


Studio Universal
SKU 40237089
UPC 025192329227
UPC 14 00025192329227
Format DVD
Release Date 9/6/2011
Rating Rating
Music (General)
Music Videos
Rap Music
Rap/Hip Hop
Theatrical Release
Urban Life
Editors Note
Note With a plethora of flashy cameos by artists Missy Elliot, Tweet, Ginuwine, Jadakiss, and Sheek, HONEY feels like an extended hip-hop video with an inspiring, socially conscious message about ambition and the bittersweet taste of success.^New York City dancer-choreographer Honey Daniels (Jessica Alba, of TV's DARK ANGEL) hopes her talent will soon be recognized, but for now she's working three odd jobs: clerk in a record store, dance teacher at the local youth center, and bartender in a Manhattan dance club. Hot director of music videos Michael Ellis (David Moscow, JUST MARRIED, BIG) spots an amateur video of Honey cutting a rug after work, and gives her a shot at the big time when he asks her to choreograph videos for Ginuwine and Tweet. Just as the big checks start rolling in, Honey gets a nasty dose of reality when she rebuffs the director's sexual advances and is blackballed by the industry. Honey throws herself back into her community work with a vengeance and helps two of her most talented students Benny (Lil' Romeo) and Raymond (Zachary Isaiah Williams) stay out of the hands of local drug dealers. HONEY is a 21st-century version of FLASHDANCE or FAME--an infinitely entertaining urban dance movie that gets viewers' feet tapping with high-energy choreography and strings of catchy, cutting-edge tunes.
Entertainment Weekly "...Jessica Alba goes from Dark Angel to street angel, flashing a beatific smile..." 12/12/2003 p.59
New York Times "...[A]n upbeat little hip-hop fable....The kinetic energy of the music keeps this picture moving." 12/05/2003 p.E31
Chicago Sun-Times "Jessica Alba is a charmer." 03/19/2004 p.28
Total Film "[W]ith two big assets: the awesomely fit Alba and non-stop dancing that will have even the most curmudgeonly jigging in their seats." 04/01/2004 p.36
Sight and Sound "The film's best moments come in a scene-stealing cameo form hip hop star Missy Elliott..." 04/01/2004 p.54
Bille Woodruff
Mekhi Phifer
Jessica Alba
Cast & Crew
Alonzo Brown - Screenplay
Andre Harrell - Producer
Bille Woodruff - Director
David Moscow - Actor
Jessica Alba - Actor
John R. Leonetti - Cinematographer
Joy Bryant - Actor
Kim Watson - Screenplay
Lil' Romeo - Actor
Marc E. Platt - Producer
Mark Helfrich - Editor
Mekhi Phifer - Actor
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott - Actor
Zachary Williams - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2003
Catalog ID 23292
UPC 00025192329227
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 94 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
ReviewSource The New York Times
Review Honey brings out the wholesome, affirmative side of the hip-hop aesthetic without being overl
Reviewer A.O. Scott
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review A movie like Honey is aimed at younger teenagers, who may not precisely be students of Mickey
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 7
DVD, Widescreen, Dolby, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Spanish, French, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
Product Attributes
Actor Alba,Jessica
Label Mca Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader It's a hokey heart-warmer that works.
Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter A decidedly upbeat number, centered on a good-hearted character.

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