6.9/10
1,405
12 user 12 critic

I Like It Like That (1994)

Trailer
0:31 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Prime Video

ON DISC
Lisette and husband Chino face marital difficulties. She is fed up with the kids, while he has job troubles. His mother Rosaria hates Lisette and the neighborhood tramp has designs on Chino... See full summary »

Director:

Darnell Martin

Writer:

Darnell Martin
Reviews
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Chantel Mitchell (Ariyan Johnson), a hip, articulate, black high-school girl in Brooklyn, is determined not to become "just another girl on the IRT" (the IRT is one of NYC's subway lines). ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Harris
Stars: Ariyan A. Johnson, Kevin Thigpen, Ebony Jerido
Prison Song (2001)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A young man lives and learns while growing up on the street and in and out of correctional facilities.

Director: Darnell Martin
Stars: Danny Hoch, Elvis Costello, Q-Tip
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A Lower East Side teen-ager struggles to find some sanity while surrounded by an eccentric grandmother, a crazy new girlfriend, and a longing younger brother.

Director: Peter Sollett
Stars: Victor Rasuk, Donna Maldonado, Kevin Rivera
A Different World (1987–1993)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A group of students at a historically Black university struggle to make it through college.

Stars: Lisa Bonet, Kadeem Hardison, Jasmine Guy
Beauty Shop (2005)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A determined hairstylist (Queen Latifah) competes with her former boss (Kevin Bacon) after opening her own business in Atlanta.

Director: Bille Woodruff
Stars: Queen Latifah, Alicia Silverstone, Djimon Hounsou
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A young man living in poverty makes a plan to rob a drug dealer and change the life of his family.

Director: Matty Rich
Stars: George T. Odom, Ann D. Sanders, Lawrence Gilliard Jr.
Threesome (1994)
Comedy | Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A girl named Alex is by mistake housed with 2 guys, Stuart and Eddy, in a college dorm suite. After initial problems they become friends. Stuart has the hots for Alex, Alex for Eddy and Eddy for Stuart. Can it work?

Director: Andrew Fleming
Stars: Lara Flynn Boyle, Josh Charles, Stephen Baldwin
Foxfire (1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The story of five teenage girls who form an unlikely bond after beating up a teacher who has sexually harassed them. They build a solid friendship but their wild ways begin to get out of ... See full summary »

Director: Annette Haywood-Carter
Stars: Hedy Burress, Angelina Jolie, Jenny Lewis
Baby Boy (2001)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

This is the story of Jody, an unemployed young black man, who's been living with his mother for several years, even though he's got a child of his own. Romantically, he's having ... See full summary »

Director: John Singleton
Stars: Alexsandra Wright, Tyrese Gibson, Taraji P. Henson
Mr. Jones (1993)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

After being arrested during a manic episode, a man who suffers from bipolar disorder is treated by a psychiatrist who begins to develop romantic feelings towards him.

Director: Mike Figgis
Stars: Richard Gere, Lena Olin, Anne Bancroft
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The original '70s T.V. family is now placed in the 1990s, where they're even more square and out of place than ever.

Director: Betty Thomas
Stars: Shelley Long, Gary Cole, Christine Taylor
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

People from all different walks of life, encounter racial tension, rape, responsibility, and the meaning of an education on a university campus.

Director: John Singleton
Stars: Omar Epps, Kristy Swanson, Michael Rapaport
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luna Lauren Velez ... Lisette Linares (as Lauren Vélez)
Jon Seda ... Chino Linares
Tomas Melly Tomas Melly ... Li'l Chino Linares
Desiree Casado ... Minnie Linares
Isaiah Garcia Isaiah Garcia ... Pee Wee Linares (as Isiah Garcia)
Jesse Borrego ... Alexis
Lisa Vidal ... Magdalena Soto
Griffin Dunne ... Stephen Price
Rita Moreno ... Rosaria Linares
Vincent Laresca ... Angel
Elvis Nolasco ... Tito (as E.O. Nolasco)
Sammy Melendez Sammy Melendez ... Victor
Jose Soto Jose Soto ... Chris
Gloria Irizarry ... Mrs. Gonzalez
Emilio Del Pozo Emilio Del Pozo ... Mr. Soto
Edit

Storyline

Lisette and husband Chino face marital difficulties. She is fed up with the kids, while he has job troubles. His mother Rosaria hates Lisette and the neighborhood tramp has designs on Chino. Things get even worse when Chino goes to jail and Lisette gets a good job uptown. Can this marriage be saved? Written by Reid Gagle

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

For Lisette, everyday has become independence day.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for lots of language and strong sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Out See more »

Edit

Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,760,527

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,760,527
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Originally titled "Black Out", but director Darnell Martin was forced to change it by Columbia. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Lisette Linares: You know what your problem is? You never think about the other person.
Chino Linares: Good night, other person.
Lisette Linares: It's morning, Chino.
Chino Linares: Good morning.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in New York at the Movies (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

I Like It
Written by Manny Rodriguez and Tony Pabon
Produced by Sergio George
Performed by Blackout AllStars Featuring Ray Barretto, Tito Nieves, Tito Puente,
Paquito D'Rivera, Dave Valentin and Grover Washington Jr.
Tito Nieves courtesy of RMM Records
Dave Valentin courtesy of GRP Records
Grover Washington Jr. courtesy of Columbia Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Great Movie!!!!!!!
22 December 1998 | by gr-2See all my reviews

A very hip urban flick. It has a great storyline and brings up many important issues such as love, marriage, parenting, employment, and even stardom. Also dealing with friends, neighbors, and family that mean you no good. This movie made me laugh and cry. Overall an excellent movie.


9 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 12 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed