Brown Sugar (2003) Taye Diggs smolders as slick New York record exec Dre, who shares a lifelong friendship and passion for hip-hop with music writer Sidney (Sanaa Lathan)…
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Brown Sugar (2003)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
Taye Diggs, Sanaa Lathan, ... | CAN WE KICK IT? Lathan and Diggs get their rap together
CAN WE KICK IT? Lathan and Diggs get their rap together
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Feb 11, 2003; Movie Rated: PG-13; Genres: Comedy, Romance; With: Taye Diggs and Sanaa Lathan; Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Taye Diggs smolders as slick New York record exec Dre, who shares a lifelong friendship and passion for hip-hop with music writer Sidney (Sanaa Lathan) in Brown Sugar. They're destined to be together, of course, but in strict adherence to the romantic-comedy laws, they must first be paired with partners who are obviously wrong for them. (The interesting part: Their love is so intertwined with their common interest that sometimes it's not clear whether they're talking about music or each other.) Add the fact that Dre married his wrong partner, and you've got a film whose tough choices and bittersweet ending keep it real.

Originally posted Feb 11, 2003 Published in issue #695 Feb 14, 2003 Order article reprints