Love Jones

Directed By: Theodore Witcher Starring: Nia Long Larenz Tate

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My wife and I really enjoyed this film! It's original the acting is great and Nia long and Lorenz Tate have great chemistry. It's also a film with real sexual tension throughout. It also shows Chicago in an more intimate manner than we normally see it. I highlt recommend this film for a couple to relax with on a quite evening alone!

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For African Americans who are in love or have been in love, this movie is a refreshing look at some of the things that we all know can and sometimes does happen during the course of an intense relationship. Being a Chicago native I also loved the scenes of the city, and it showed that crime is not the only game in town. It should be seen by all and hopefully we can learn from this fun and somewhat educational movie.

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by armistad@aol.com on 7/25/1999

My wife and I really enjoyed this film! It's original the acting is great and Nia long and Lorenz Tate have great chemistry. It's also a film with real sexual tension throughout. It also shows Chicago in an more intimate manner than we normally see it. I highlt recommend this film for a couple to relax with on a quite evening alone! Read More

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Classic Romance

by cufflynk@aol.com on 7/27/1999

For African Americans who are in love or have been in love, this movie is a refreshing look at some of the things that we all know can and sometimes does happen during the course of an intense relationship. Being a Chicago native I also loved the scenes of the city, and it showed that crime is not the only game in town. It should be seen by all and hopefully we can learn from this fun and somewhat educational movie. Read More

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Product Overview

When a beautiful photographer falls in love with a sweet-talking writer, they both discover that you can never underestimate the power of a love jones. Special features: refugee camp all-stars featuring lauryn hill music video, original theatrical trailer, and cast and crew biographies and filmographies.

Specifications

Studio New Line
SKU 40114454
UPC 794043478628
UPC 14 00794043478628
Format DVD
Release Date 1/31/2012
Rating Rating
Keywords
Big City
Friends
Independent
Romance
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note After an immediate infatuation (the titular "jones") blossoms between a once-bitten Chicagoan woman and a slick spoken-word artist, they've got to find a way to maintain their relationship. Screened at the Sundance Film Festival.
Plot Summary
Summary After an immediate infatuation (the titular "jones") blossoms between a once-bitten Chicagoan woman and a slick spoken-word artist, they've got to find a way to maintain their relationship.
Reviews
Sight and Sound "...The cast are sexy and self-assured, the dialogue is consistently sharp..." 07/01/1997 p.46-7
USA Today "...Novelty value and likable characters..." 03/14/1997 p.4D
Entertainment Weekly "...The erotic moodiness of LOVE JONES remains fresh..." 03/14/1997 p.59
New York Times "...[A] frankly sultry and entertaining date movie....LOVE JONES has dreamboats to spare..." 03/14/1997 p.C14
Chicago Sun-Times "...Frankly romantic and erotic and smart..." 03/14/1997 p.35
Directors
Theodore Witcher
Actors
Nia Long
Larenz Tate
Cast & Crew
Bernadette L. Clarke - Actor
Bill Bellamy - Actor
Cerall Duncan - Actor
Isaiah Washington - Actor
Khalil Kain - Actor
Larenz Tate - Actor
Leonard Roberts - Actor
Lisa Nicole Carson - Actor
Nia Long - Actor
Theodore Witcher - Director
Ernest Holzmann - Director of Photography
Maysie Hoy - Editor
Amy Henkels - Executive Producer
Julia Chasman - Executive Producer
Helena Echegoyen - Executive Producer
Darryl Jones - Musical Score
James Giovannetti Jr. - Producer
Michael Caldwell - Producer
Roger G. Fortune - Production Designer
Theodore Witcher - Screenplay
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1997
Catalog ID 4786
UPC 00794043478628
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 110 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Aspect Ratio
1.85:1/4:3
Awards
Image Award (1998) Larenz Tate, Nominee, Outstanding Lead Actor In A Motion Picture,Nia Long, Nominee, Outstanding Lead Actress In A Motion Picture
Sundance Film Festival (1997) Theodore Witcher, Winner, Audience Award - Dramatic
Reviews
ReviewSource Boxoffice Magazine
Review At last, a romantic drama has been written for an all-black cast featuring intelligent dialogue, an insightful and well-acted plot, and a showcase of the actors as genuine human beings, rather than exploiting them with plots filled with sex, drugs and violence... Filmed in a downtown, working-class section of Chicago and backed by a red-hot jazz and blues score, the movie is enhanced by its beautiful photography and use of black-and-white imagery... Inspired by his college-days experiences, writer/director Theodore Witcher in his directorial debut gives audiences a new perspective on educated blacks who are not being oppressed, not taking a racial stand and not being exploited. Instead, his talented ensemble depicts the conflicts and challenges presented by love in a true, heartfelt fashion that is funny, poignant and downright realistic. It's about time somebody took a chance and made a film that says so much.
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Reviewer Pat Kramer
ReviewRating 0
ReviewSource New York Times
Review Slinky, sexy Love Jones brings new life to an old story: a courtship and all its predictable detours on the road to romance, with a boy-meets-girl inexorability along the way to love. Now this formula fits suave black 20-somethings who live comfortably in Chicago, flirt in warmly sensual fashion and treat poetry, art and history as integral parts of their lives. Theodore Witcher, who wrote and directed this first feature with a sure hand, brings nothing of Spike Lee's political awareness to this frankly sultry and entertaining date movie. Yet if he doesn't examine his characters' ideas closely, neither does he reduce their love story to the crass, garish level of Waiting to Exhale. Unfortunately, stylish movies with all-black casts are still rare enough to warrant such comparisons. And there is also reason to mention the guns, thugs, rap, hookers and hoods that Love Jones -- with a score featuring Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, Cassandra Wilson and Al Green -- so studiously avoids. Its mood is cool, enticing and lullingly bourgeois.
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Reviewer Janet Maslin
ReviewRating 0
Features
DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Widescreen, Trailers
Product Attributes
Actor Tate,Larenz
Label Turner Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
The Los Angeles Times Glamorous, romantic fun!
Playboy A refreshing and romantic comedy!

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