Both movies each had one line that stood out. Playing one on one for Quincy McCall’s heart in the old back yard where it all started brought things full circle all while the conflict had reached its peak. Well played and it ended with asking for a rematch which even I am man enough to admit was beautiful.
“When did you fall in love with hip hop?” seemed a little corny at first; but it’s actually a great question. Brown Sugar is about two people who love the culture and the music that birthed it. Through this fondness Sid and Dre realized that they loved each other. What makes that a great question is that hip hop is one of those few things in which there generally is one moment in which you become enamored with it. Just about all of us who are hip hop heads can describe that one moment to you as vividly as when you met someone you just knew you were going to marry.
Love & Basketball has the better screenplay; but Brown Sugar has the more memorable quote so that makes this one a tie.