Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5
USA, 2002. Fox Searchlight Pictures, Heller Highwater Productions, Magic Johnson Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox. Story by Michael Elliot, Screenplay by Michael Elliot, Rick Famuyiwa. Cinematography by Jeff Barnett, Enrique Chediak. Produced by Peter Heller. Music by Robert Hurst. Production Design by Kalina Ivanov. Costume Design by Darryle Johnson. Film Editing by Dirk Westervelt.
Harmless romantic fluff that you’ll enjoy and afterwards forget. Taye Diggs and Sanaa Lathan play best friends who bonded as children when they discovered their mutual love of music. Now he’s a big-time record company exec and she’s a magazine editor, and they continue to be there for each other through their romantic entanglements and career troubles.
When they accidentally start to go into romantic territory with each other, things get dicey and they could risk losing their friendship forever. Queen Latifah‘s few moments as Lathan’s confidante highlight a painfully familiar, but not unenjoyable, story.