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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.

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Cast

Jessica Alba
as Honey Daniels
David Moscow
as Michael Ellis
Lonnette McKee
as Mrs. Daniels
Lonette McKee
as Mrs. Daniels
Judi Embden
as Mrs. Strom
Paul Mota
as Officer Rodriguez
Ginuwine
as Himself
Jadakiss
as Himself
Christian Monzon
as bar customer
Al Shearer
as Bar Customer
O'Neal McNight
as Katrina's Friend
Sara Francis
as Leticia
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
Anthony Sherwood
as Mr. Daniels
Lee Smart
as Casting Director
Maestro
as B.B.
Tracy Dawson
as Assistant Director
Brandi Marie Ward
as Choreographer
Jordan Madley
as Honey's Friend
Natalie Johnson
as Honey's Friend
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
Tweet
as Herself
Andre
as Dancer
Barbie-Q
as Dancer
Ron Bedeau
as Dancer
Harmonica
as Dancer
Conchita
as Dancer
Lee Erdman
as Dancer
Hardkora
as Dancer
Shara Kim
as Dancer
Kira
as dancer
Kojo Mayne
as Dancer
Sonya Pead
as Dancer
Jeff Wong
as Dancer
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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.

February 9, 2006 | Full Review…
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.

December 9, 2003 | Full Review…
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.

December 6, 2003 | Full Review…
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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