Throwback Thursday Debate: Love & Basketball vs. Brown Sugar

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Supporting Characters

Love & Basketball didn’t rely heavily on the supporting characters. Almost everyone played small parts while the main characters carried a majority of the film. Going back to my first sentence in this piece, Regina Hall and Gabrielle Union were in this movie.

Sid and Dre carried Brown Sugar as well; but the supporting cast was a little more developed. Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker playing romantic opposites and antagonists helped move the story along. They were everything that the main characters thought they wanted in someone yet they just weren’t a good fit. Also, Brown Sugar added comic relief with Mos Def’s awkward pursuits of Queen Latifah. Brown Sugar wins here.

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