Debut feature from music video director Bille Woodruff, starring Jessica Alba as Honey Daniels, an ordinary girl who works in her local record store and teaches dance classes at the community centre. At the weekends she goes dancing at the nightclubs downtown, where she meets Michael Ellis (David Moscow), a music video producer who gives her the chance to work for him as a choreographer - her dream job. But it soon materialises that he has his own agenda, which Honey is unwilling to comply with. Guest stars include Missy Elliott, Jay-Z and Tweet as themselves.
swivels and pops her way to the top (or at least into Missy Elliot's heart) in hip-hop dance flick Honey
. Honey Daniels (Alba, Dark Angel
) dances in nightclubs; when she accidentally gets videotaped, a hip-hop video director spots her unique talent and hires her first as a dancer, then as a choreographer. But when he wants her body as much as her talent, how will she sustain her career? And how will this affect her dream of creating a dance studio for the local street kids? Honey is the usual Hollywood silliness, executed with sincerity but not much imagination. For some reason, Alba's sexy gyrations are supposed to be more empowering than other dancers' sexy gyrations, while being no less titillating. Featuring Mekhi Phifer
, David Moscow
, and cameos by hip-hop stars like Missy Elliot
. --Bret Fetzer