A Thin Line Between Love and Hate
- 1 hr 48 min
Fast-talking playboy Darnell Wright (Martin Lawrence) is the manager of Chocolate City, a popular nightclub. While crude in delivery he is smooth enough to have left a trail of heartbroken conquests behind him. As such he is always looking for a new and better challenge. Although he sometimes worries what his childhood sweetheart Mia (Regina King) will think of his antics he persists in being a player. This leads him to chasing after Brandi (Lynn Whitfield) as the ultimate prize. While she rejects him initially he eventually overcomes her defenses only to realize that he really loves Mia. Unfortunately Brandi doesn't take this turn of events very well because a violent stalker looking to make him pay. As her actions become more and more dangerous to his health Darnell is forced to look at his past wrongs and perhaps turn over a new leaf in his life - if a certain femme fatale doesn't kill him off first. A Thin Line Between Love and Hate is a dark comedy directed, written by and staring comedian Martin Lawrence (from the hit series Martin). Released in April of 1996 this movie includes the talents of Lynn Whitfield (of Eve's Bayou), Regina King (star of Southland and acclaimed supporting role in the movie Jerry Maguire), singer Bobby Brown, and comedian Tracy Morgan (from 30 Rock). Also featuring cameos including the rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg and Tommy 'Tiny' Lister (of the Friday trilogy). Rated R for strong language, sexual content, and some violence this film has grossed over $34,921,530 since its release. This 108 minute film takes its title from the 1971 song by the Persuaders as well as a significant part of it's plot particularly the last third or so. A Thin Line Between Love and Hate is a comedy that looks at the importance of monogamy in a comedic setting.