Honey (2003)

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Honey Daniels (Jessica Alba) is a dancer who moonlights as a bartender in a nightclub. On her breaks, she does her dance routines out on the floor, which ticks off her rival, Katrina (Laurie Ann Gibson.) She also works in a music store with her best friend Gina (Joy Bryant) and as a teacher of hip-hop dance at the local community center (which I don't think pays her.) Honey's clueless mom (Lynette McKee), who seems to think she'll become rich and famous dancing ballet rather than hip-hop (because, you know, ballet videos practically clutter MTV night and day), runs the community center. Her father (Anthony Sherwood) supports her dreams, and wishes her luck on every music video audition she goes on. One night, during one of her dancing sessions at the club, a talent scout videotapes her. The scout shows the tape to video director Michel Ellis (David Moscow), who approaches her the next night offering her a job dancing for the new Jadakiss video. When she gets to the shoot, she manages to upstage the dance routines of the video's choreographer (Brandy Marie Ward), and Michael uses her routines in the video. He soon has her act as his regular choreographer, and she choreographs videos for Sheek, Tweet, and more. Even though we don't see it, apparently the music store and bartending jobs go bye-bye, and Honey no longer has any time for her friends and her dance class. This means missing Gina's birthday party, and not teaching the class, which was intended to keep kids off the street, like Benny (Lil' Romeo) and his little brother Raymond (Zachary Isaiah Williams.) Benny has been sucked into a life of crime by a local street thug named B.B. (Wes Maestro Williams), and Raymond is concerned, since they live with their overworked mother and abusive stepdad, who both haven't kept him off the streets themselves. One idea she has to get the kids off the street is to have them dance for Ginuwine's latest video in the neighborhood. She also wants to buy a new studio for the neighborhood to have a dance school. When an unfortunate turn of events results in her becoming unemployed and the Ginuwine video shoot cancelled, she turns to her friends to help her raise money to buy the studio by staging a dance benefit. She even receives a little help from rapper Missy Elliot, who won't work with any other choreographer for her latest video. Oh yeah, there is a convenient little love story between Honey and Chaz (Mekhi Phifer), a local owner of a barbershop who comes to her rescue one night when her transgenic superpowers fail to work against B.B. (oh, wait, maybe I'm confusing her with someone else.) Chaz is put there essentially to give the 'message' that not everyone from the 'hood' turns out to be a thug, but their relationship is barely explored.

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