Honey (2003)

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Critic Consensus: An attractive Jessica Alba and energetic dance numbers provide some lift to this corny and formulaic movie.

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Dark Angel-lead Jessica Alba stars in the title role of this film, the feature debut from music-video director Bille Woodruff. Honey is a girl from the streets who works in a record store, teaches the occasional dance class at a community center, and treks downtown every weekend to hit the clubs and try out some new moves. There, she meets a music video producer (David Moscow) who offers her a chance to be a choreographer -- but at a price she eventually learns she's unwilling to pay. Determined to pick herself back up, Honey goes back to the inner-city of her youth with plans of starting a dance school. Lil' Romeo co-stars as Honey's protege; other real-life musicians (including Missy Elliott, Tweet, Jay-Z, and Ginuwine) appear as themselves.
Rating:
PG-13 (for drug content and some sexual references)
Genre:
Drama , Musical & Performing Arts
Directed By:
Written By:
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Cast

Jessica Alba
as Honey Daniels
Joy Bryant
as Gina
David Moscow
as Michael Ellis
Lonnette McKee
as Mrs. Daniels
Lil' Romeo
as Benny
Lonette McKee
as Mrs. Daniels
Judi Embden
as Mrs. Strom
Missy Elliott
as Herself
Ginuwine
as Himself
Paul Mota
as Officer Rodriguez
Jadakiss
as Himself
Christian Monzon
as bar customer
Al Shearer
as Bar Customer
Jull Weber
as Joey
O'Neal McNight
as Katrina's Friend
Sara Francis
as Leticia
William Omar Tobar
as Beat Boxer
Ivan Velez
as Street Dancer
Jeremy Cedeno
as Street Dancer
Nicole Neal
as Street Dancer
Suga May
as Street Dancer
Damien Luvara
as Neighborhood Guy
Sean Newman
as Neighborhood Guy
Sarah Francis
as Letitia
Anthony Sherwood
as Mr. Daniels
Lee Smart
as Casting Director
Scott Neil
as Lenny
Maestro
as B.B.
Tracy Dawson
as Assistant Director
Brandi Marie Ward
as Choreographer
Jordan Madley
as Honey's Friend
Richard Fagon
as Bouncer
Natalie Johnson
as Honey's Friend
Alicia Bruce
as Barber
Lyriq Bent
as Barber
O'Neal McKnight
as Katrina's Friend
Judy Embden
as Mrs. Storm
Edney Hendrickson
as 2nd Assistant Director
Roy Anderson
as Undercover Cop
Sheek Louch
as Himself
Shawn Desman
as Himself
Alan Shearer
as bar customer
Rodney Jerkins
as Himself
Tweet
as Herself
Wumi Adedokun
as Dancer
Rachel Alix
as Dancer
Andrea Amead
as Dancer
Andre
as Dancer
Ashleigh Au
as Dancer
Joquan Banks
as Dancer
Barbie-Q
as Dancer
Ron Bedeau
as Dancer
Carla Bennett
as dancer
Noelle Boggio
as Dancer
Jesse Brown
as Dancer
Harmonica
as Dancer
Andrea Ciacci
as Dancer
Conchita
as Dancer
Romina D'Ugo
as Dancer
Lee Erdman
as Dancer
Shawn Frazer
as Dancer
Michelle Gu
as Dancer
Hardkora
as Dancer
Güven Kiraç
as Dancer
Niky Johnson
as Dancer
Shara Kim
as Dancer
Kira
as dancer
Kojo Mayne
as Dancer
Kwame Mensah
as Dancer
Latoya Morgan
as Dancer
Onika Ndukwe
as Dancer
Eboni Nichols
as Dancer
Jeffery Ong
as Dancer
Sonya Pead
as Dancer
Devon Perri
as Dancer
Sabrina Porco
as Dancer
Darrell Reyes
as Dancer
Diana Reyes
as Dancer
Victor Rojas
as Dancer
Niki Sedlar
as Dancer
Stefania Supi
as Dancer
Ryan Wilson
as Dancer
Jeff Wong
as Dancer
Jodi Woodside
as Dancer
Ma'at Zachary
as Dancer
Jesse Santos
as Dancer
Carl Bennett
as Dancer
Given Kirac
as Dancer
3rd Storee
as Themselves
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Critic Reviews for Honey

All Critics (115) | Top Critics (34)

This is fairy tale stuff, its saintly hip-hop heroine far too worthy for comfort and its dialogue hilariously banal.

Full Review… | February 8, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

So riddled with limp clichés that it doesn't even qualify as a guilty pleasure.

December 10, 2003
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

The girl's gotta dance -- and meets little resistance -- in this hip-hop take on an age-old theme.

December 9, 2003
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

The star-is-born trajectory nourishes some howlers ... as well as a thumpingly unsubtle portrayal of the creative process.

Full Review… | December 9, 2003
Village Voice
Top Critic

It's so predictable.

December 8, 2003
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

There's an entertainingly ludicrous movie lurking somewhere inside of the ludicrous, mediocre one this actually is.

Full Review… | December 6, 2003
Salon.com
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Honey

Passable.

Wildaly M
Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

½

Not bad for a dance film fitting in around the hip-hop scene. It has a good cast, some good dance scenes but not with any real wow factor. Unfortunately it becomes all a bit predictable and it's not as dramatic as I think they hoped for. It's no Save the last dance, but still not bad for a dance flick.

Dean King
Dean King

Super Reviewer

Such an inspirational film. The soundtrack was amazing and the ending of the film couldn't help but make you smile. Full of positivity and really motivates you. It wasn't a bad film for Jessica Alba to start with at all.

Bethany Murphy
Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

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