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Honey (2003)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music, Romance | 5 December 2003 (USA)
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Honey is a sexy, tough music video choreographer who shakes up her life after her mentor gives her an ultimatum: sleep with him or be blacklisted within their industry.

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Bille Woodruff
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Alba ... Honey Daniels
Mekhi Phifer ... Chaz
Romeo Miller ... Benny (as Lil' Romeo)
Joy Bryant ... Gina
David Moscow ... Michael Ellis
Lonette McKee ... Mrs. Daniels
Zachary Isaiah Williams ... Raymond
Christian Monzon ... Bar Customer
Al Shearer ... Bar Customer
Jull Weber Jull Weber ... Joey
Laurieann Gibson ... Katrina (as Laurie Ann Gibson)
O'Neal McKnight O'Neal McKnight ... Katrina's Friend (as O'Neal McNight)
Kevin Duhaney Kevin Duhaney ... Otis
William Omar Tobar William Omar Tobar ... Beat Boxer
Ivan 'Flipz' Velez Ivan 'Flipz' Velez ... Street Dancer
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Storyline

Honey Daniels is a 22-year-old, sexy, tough-minded, part-black, part-Latina hip-hop dancer in New York's East Harlem who dreams of making it big as a music video choreographer. She teaches hip-hop dancing at a local youth center and encourages the local kids to attend to keep them off the streets and out of trouble. When luck shines on Honey in the form of a famous music video director, named Michael, who casts her in one music video, she's encouraged to make the transition from dancer to choreographer. But Honey's sudden success comes with a price when Michael refuses to take "no" for an answer to his sexual advances and then tries to sabotage her career by blackballing her out of the business. Written by matt-282

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Her dream. Her terms.

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for drug content and some sexual references | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

UIP [France] | Universal.

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cukercek See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,856,040, 7 December 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$30,222,640, 16 February 2004
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Honey's dog is played by Jessica Alba's own dog, Sid. See more »

Goofs

When Honey's dancers set up the benefit performance sign, it has a black background with white writing, but on the night of the benefit performance, it has pink writing instead. See more »

Quotes

Honey: It was everything I always wanted. But when I had got it, it felt like nothing, less than nothing.
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Connections

Referenced in Rock Me, Baby: The Difference Between Men and Women (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

On the Wall
Written by Rodney Jerkins and Norman Gregg
Produced by Rodney Jerkins for Darkchild.com
Performed by Fats
Courtesy of Darkchild Entertainment
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If only they had remembered to include a plot...
4 December 2003 | by skip-37See all my reviews

This movie, if the director had cut out all of the acting and concentrated on 90 minutes of music videos, it would be immensley more entertaining. Ms. Alba was at the screening I attended and admitted she did not know how to dance prior to being signed for the movie. This was very evident in the movie when she was surrounded by actual dancers. The plot was extremely contrived and is full of ethnic stereotypes. From the evil Black drug dealer to the rich White yuppie drug buyer. Interestingly enough, Ms. Alba's Hispanic roots are completely ignored, perhaps to escape any comparison to Jennifer Lopes as she repeatedly stumbles over the ethnic slang that predominates the dialog. The screen play could have used a little bit more humor to counter balance the sometimes dark subject matter. The ending made little sense and reminded me of a scene from "The Brady Bunch" as they had to put on the 'Big Show' to raise money.


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