• PG-13
  • 1h 33m
  • 2003
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Honey Daniels (Jessica Alba) is a struggling hip-hop dancer who's got all the moves, talent and relentless passion to succeed. She's been waiting all her life to show the world her dance moves and now her dream is just a step away. Inspired by the energy and music of the streets, she risks her shot at the big time to reach out, take a chance and make it on her own terms. Pulse-pounding music and awesome dance moves ignite this exhilarating story of passion, determination and finding the courage to follow your dreams. Also starring Mekhi Phifer (8 Mile) and featuring hip-hop sensations Missy Elliott and Lil' Romeo.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: An attractive Jessica Alba and energetic dance numbers provide some lift to this corny and formulaic movie.
Time Out
Derek Adams

This is fairy tale stuff, its saintly hip-hop heroine far too worthy for comfort and its dialogue...

June 21, 2017
L.A. Weekly
Ernest Hardy

So riddled with limp clichs that it doesn't even qualify as a guilty pleasure.

June 17, 2017
Hollywood Reporter
Sheri Linden

The girl's gotta dance -- and meets little resistance -- in this hip-hop take on an age-old theme.

June 17, 2017
Village Voice
Ed Park

The star-is-born trajectory nourishes some howlers ... as well as a thumpingly unsubtle portrayal...

June 17, 2017
Ebert & Roeper
Richard Roeper

It's so predictable.

June 17, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Honey is just dumb, but teens love it.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie sends mixed messages -- the language is strong for young teens including references to "hooker heels" and a Monica Lewinsky joke. There are some tense confrontations and threatened violence. Role models are confusing. Characters drink and sell drugs but in spite of the "hot" dancing, a strength of the movie is its portrayal of sexual values. Honey is very clear with her boss about boundaries and her romance with a local barber is sweet and understated.

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The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:December 5, 2003
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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