love jones

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Disappointed in love, twenty-something Nina Mosley (Nia Long) plays it cool when publicly courted by Darius Lovehall (Tate) at Chicago nightspot The Sanctuary. With further effort, subterfuge, wit, charm and a spot of dancing, Darius and Nina finally come together. The pair duly make a splendid hash of things. By the way, she's a promising photographer; he's a promising writer - so much in common. A shame to split up, no? Both, probably, have much to learn about themselves and love: Sorry, please try again later. They do. A very (self-consciously) adult love story of temperate disposition, sage demeanour and protracted passage. Kudos to first-time writer/director Witcher for his level-headed attempt to tackle well trodden subject matter with a modern black twist. Unfortunately, a relationship has to be pretty special if the couple are going to pair up thrice over. The script seems to lose interest in its latter stages and Witcher never evinces a depth of insight such that you sit up and take notice.
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1997

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109 mins

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