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Mar. 19th, 2004

12:30 pm - HONEY

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Borderline 2/4

PG-13 - for drug content and some sexual references
Starring Jessica Alba, Mekhi Phifer, Joy Bryant, David Moscow, Lonette McKee, Zachary Isaiah Williams
Director(s) Billie Woodruff

Overview from movies.go.com:
Honey Daniels, an inner-city woman (Jessica Alba) into hip-hop dancing, works at a neighborhood dance studio where she's discovered by a powerful young music mogul (David Moscow). Flush with success as a video choreographer, Alba's character finds herself suddenly unable to get work after she turns down the mogul's sexual advances.

Personal Critique:
Okay, so the entire plot is cliche and predictable. Yet it still can make you feel good in the end. The dancing is very awesome and there are cameos left and right from a million hip hop stars---I didn't even know who some of them were! Sometimes the poverty stricken badpartoftheneighborhood in Jessica Alba seems a bit forced, and Mekhi Phifer's role is almost unneeded. But still---it can make you feel good in the end and has moments that can be quite funny. Definitely not going to win an oscar or anything, but not abysmally awful either.