Love Jones (1997)



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Movie Info

What do you do after love at first sight? That's the question posed in this romantic comedy-drama set in Chicago. Darius Lovehall (Larenz Tate) is a novelist who is giving a reading at the Sanctuary, an upscale club presenting jazz and poetry to a bohemian clientele. Shortly before his set, he meets Nina Mosley (Nia Long), a woman who is a gifted photographer, despite the fact that she just lost her job. They exchange small talk, and Darius makes his interest clear when -- on the spot -- he … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Theodore Witcher
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 27, 1999
New Line Home Entertainment



as Darius Lovehall

as Nina Mosley

as Savon Garrison

as Josie Nichols

as Marvin Cox

as Eddie Coles

as Sheila Downes

as Hollywood

as Troy Garrison

as Publisher

as Roger Lievsey

as Model

as Lisa Martin

as Nina's Assistant

as Percussionist

as Bassist

as Saxophonist

as Savon's Son

as Tiki Room Bartender

as Sanctuary Bartender

as Male Model

as Woman on Train

as Himself

as Taxi Driver

as Kissing Woman

as Kissing Man
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Critic Reviews for Love Jones

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (13)

The two leads click throughout in a movie that's just good enough to engender curiosity over filmmaker Witcher's follow-up effort.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
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Entertainment Weekly
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Detroit News
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Chicago Sun-Times
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Audience Reviews for Love Jones

Get Together. Fall Apart. Start Over.

Wahida K

Super Reviewer


man, its been years since ive seen this, too many to really remember much of anything about the flick, except that i remember it having a charm to it and this is one of the films that started me in on a small crush on nia long.

danny d

Super Reviewer

Acceptable comedy that probably received good reviews for being an earnest effort by a first time director. Where did that director go by the way?

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

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