In the Mix (2005) - Rotten Tomatoes

In the Mix (2005)



Critic Consensus: Fans may get a kick out of seeing Usher showcasing his charm on screen, but the movie itself is tone deaf and inconsequential, even by rom-com standards.

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R&B star Usher Raymond plays his first starring role in this story which blends crime with romantic comedy. Darrell (Usher Raymond) is a successful club DJ who one night unexpectedly rescues a woman from a dangerous situation. It turns out the woman in question is the wife of Frank Pacelli (Chazz Palminteri), one of New York City's most powerful mobsters. To show his appreciation, Pacelli gives Darrell a job -- serving as bodyguard for this beautiful daughter, Dolly (Emmanuelle Chriqui). A short-lived romance blooms between Darrell and Dolly, but it isn't long before the couple are quarreling, which makes Pacelli more than a bit unhappy with his new hire. However, Pacelli also has a mob war and a disloyal and ambitious young lieutenant to deal with, and Darrell soon finds Pacelli's problems become his problems too. Also starring Kevin Hart and Robert Davi, In the Mix was produced under the title Dying for Dolly.
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Usher Raymond
as Darrell
Robert Costanzo
as Fat Tony
Matt Gerald
as Jackie
Anthony Fazio
as Frank Junior
Kevin Hart
as Busta
Isis Faust
as Lexi
Nick Mancuso
as Salvatore
Chris Tardio
as Angelo
K.D. Aubert
as Cherise
Deezer D
as Jojo
Page Kennedy
as Twizzie
Jennifer Echols
as Big Momma
Robert Gallo
as Dr. Rizzoli
Dwight Hicks
as Bouncer
Mieko Hillman
as Hottie
as Hottie
Erin Cardillo
as Rachelle
Dominic Testa
as Frank's Guest
Mat Gifford
as Aqua Receptionist
Alfred Jackson
as Street Performer
Eldon "Emaze" Baizar
as Street Performer
Labyron "Chaos" Walton
as Street Performer
Gary "G1000" Randolph
as Street Performer
Griffin Dellaverson
as Griffin (Wedding Guest)
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Critic Reviews for In the Mix

All Critics (37) | Top Critics (15)

The failure is with a script as ungainly as it is and an oversimplified conception of American-Italian and black cultures.

Full Review… | December 2, 2005
Toronto Star
Top Critic

This thing is as formulaically bland as the rest of its Tinseltown kind.

Full Review… | December 2, 2005
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Usher, who has a squinty charm, is forced to display an infinite polite chivalry that would have shamed Sidney Poitier.

Full Review… | November 30, 2005
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Played mostly as a drama but utterly devoid of tension, the film mainly comes across as recycled.

November 29, 2005
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

[A] one-dimensional romantic comedy that ... feels like an old-fashioned vehicle picture, the kind the big movie studios used to make in the 1930's and 40's just to bring in the fans of a particular actor or actress.

November 28, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

... pic is never too insulting to the viewer, and works up a fair amount of goodwill by the good graces of Usher's Will Smithian charisma and an extremely attractive filmmaking package ...

Full Review… | November 28, 2005
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Audience Reviews for In the Mix


This movie made me like Emmanuelle Chriqui more as an actress, not to mention Usher was pretty good too.

Chelsey  T
Chelsey T

Would be insufferable if it weren't already insignificant.

William Goss
William Goss

Super Reviewer

You don't need to see this movie. Really, you don't.

Laurence Collin
Laurence Collin

Super Reviewer

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