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 retitles a love poem "A Blues For Nina." A mutual attraction is sparked between them; soon Darius finds Nina's address on a check and shows up unannounced at her apartment, a visit resulting in a photo session that turns seriously sexy. So far, so good, but neither Darius or Nina are sure where to go next after this promising start. She's just gotten out of a relationship and isn't sure if she still cares for her old boyfriend or not, while Darius' buddies read him the riot act for wanting to give up his freedom so early on in the game. Love Jones was the debut feature for African-American writer and director Theodore Witcher; Isaiah Washington, Bill Bellamy, and Lisa Nicole Carson lead the supporting cast. Mark Deming, Rovi
Writer-director Martin Lawrence billed this comic drama as his own version of the film Fatal Attraction (1987). Lawrence stars as Darnell, a hopeless male chauvinist. Darnell is a crude-but-smooth talker and lady's man who doesn't take no for an answer. He works for a nightclub called Chocolate City and aspires to be its owner. He trades VIP privileges at the club for favors from women. Though he is an expert at conning women, he sometimes worries about what his childhood sweetheart Mia (Regina King), who is engaged to marry him, thinks of his adventures. When the classy, elegant Brandi (Lynn Whitfield) steps out of a limousine to enter the club, Darnell feels that he's met his ultimate prize. She rejects his come-ons, which only fuels his appetite. He pursues her, showing up with flowers at her real estate office. He finally wins over Brandi, but she becomes obsessed with him, even taking all four wheels off his sports car to ground him from his rounds. Cutting off his engagement to Mia is not enough to satisfy Brandi, who finally administers Darnell's punishment for his misogyny. Michael Betzold, Rovi
- Urban Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Farce
- Playing the Field, Looking For Love, Bohemian Life, Twentysomething Life, Writer's Life
- 03 hr 38 min
- February 10, 2009
- Larenz Tate , Martin Lawrence , Nia Long , Lynn Whitfield , Isaiah Washington
- Tommy "Tiny" Lister Jr. , Tangie Ambrose , Miguel A. Nuñez Jr. , Michael Patrick Bell , Michael "Bear" Taliferro , Charles Walker , Daryl Mitchell , Wendy Raquel Robinson , Malinda Williams , Stacii Jae Johnson , Simbi Khali , Greer Bohanon , Dartanyan Edmonds , Arkay Stevens , Faizon Love , Tom Stillman , Tracy Morgan , Regina King , Bernadette L. Clarke , Bobby Brown , Lisa Nicole Carson , Della Reese , Khalil Kain , Leonard Roberts , Roger E. Mosley , Bill Bellamy
- Theodore Witcher , Martin Lawrence
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