is a 2002 romance film written by Michael Elliott and Rick Famuyiwa
and directed by Rick Famuyiwa. This movie stars Taye Diggs
and Sanaa Lathan
. This film is the story of a hip-hop record executive and a magazine editor (who have been friends since childhood) becoming more than friends despite the fact that they're both involved in other relationships. The story is based on the song, "I Used to Love H.E.R.
," by Common
, a story of how a relationship with hip hop
connects to a relationship between a man and woman. This title of the film was named after D'Angelo 1995 song of the same name
The movie was released in the US on October 11, 2002 and ran for 16 weeks, grossing $27,363,891 domestically and $952,560 in the foreign sector for a worldwide total of $28,316,452.
is the film that follows the evolving relationship between Sidney (Sanaa Lathan), an attractive young woman who has just been appointed the editor-in-chief
of the hip-hop
, and Dre (Taye Diggs), a record producer
who has been bound to Sidney since their early childhood. The news that Dre is going to be married to Reese (Nicole Ari Parker
), a successful attorney who happens to be stunningly beautiful, sends Sidney into a subconscious tizzy. Suddenly, she doesn't seem to know how to behave around Dre anymore, and an impulsive kiss on the eve before his wedding sends fissures of doubt cracking in every direction.