love jones


Time Out says

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.


Release details

109 mins

Cast and crew

Theodore Witcher
Theodore Wechsler
Larenz Tate
Nia Long
Isaiah Washington
Lisa Nicole Carson
Khalil Kain
Leonard Roberts