Honey (2003) Film Review


Honey Daniels (Jessica Alba) teaches hip hop at a local rec centre in a rough part of New York, but she has dreams of being a dancer in video clips. After being filmed by a creepy looking dude in a club, she is spotted by legendary video director Michael Ellis (David Moscow). Meanwhile, there are a couple of young kids who hang out locally that Honey wants to help before they end up on the wrong side of the law. But what will Honey do when her career takes her away from her ‘hood? And is Michael Ellis just after her talent?

This is a fun film, but after watching The Wire and many other dark representations of drug affected poor areas in the US, this sanitized representation is laughable. It’s not my kind of film, but if you’re looking something fun and not too offensive for kids to watch, this could be it. Plus, it gave me a few new moves for the dance floor next time I hit the clubs. I’ll give the basketball moves a go, and if that doesn’t work, I’ll pretend to be cleaning up. I’ll be flavour of the month, don’t you worry about that.

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