Wednesday, July 13, 2011
The Sweetest Thing: A New Jones
Watched Love Jones this past weekend and since then, I've been thinking about how much I love this film.
Sure it has its flaws-- Darius Lovehall, is this poet, who is working on, not a collection, but a novel? Gypsy Eyes? And who is this apartment for again, that Nina is living in?
That aside,its portrayl of modern, black love,remains one of the most authentic. It isn't trying to spin us a moral tale about how to get/keep a man/ woman. It is two people going in, the way it usually happens, headfirst.
I never get enough of Darius and Nina falling hard and fast into one another, and watching them navigate the ensuing messiness that is inevitable...and come to a happy ending.
Not to mention the soundtrack was that shit.
There's nothing wrong with a classic, but we could all use a new jones.
All the lovers get to work...