Love Jones follows the story of two aspiring artists who have a chance meet-cute and end up falling in love. This story between professional photographer Nina (Nia Long) and writer and novelist Darius(Larenz Tate) is all things romantic, erotic, and beautiful. The immense chemistry between the two was what led the film to both commercial and critical success. But, that was not all the film had to offer. This 1997 movie was way ahead of its time mainly because it was set in a world of Black artists, intellectuals, writers, teachers, and more. Back then, this kind of representation and setting was quite rare. Let’s also not forget the amazing screenplay and direction by Theodore Witcher. He manages to capture the very soul of Chicago through his lens and does a great job of it. The movie will definitely leave you wanting more of these two characters, so don’t forget to check it once it’s available.