In the Mix (film)
In the Mix (working title: Dying for Dolly) is a 2005 American Romantic crime-comedy-drama film starring R&B/pop singer Usher. It was released in the United States on November 23, 2005, the film being targeted at the traditionally large Thanksgiving weekend audience.
|In the Mix|
Promotional poster for In the Mix
|Directed by||Ron Underwood|
|Produced by||John Dellaverson|
|Screenplay by||Jacqueline Zambrano|
|Story by||Chanel Capra|
|Music by||Aaron Zigman|
|Edited by||Don Brochu|
|Distributed by||Lionsgate (USA)|
20th Century Fox (International)
|Box office||$10,223,896 (US and Canada)|
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When New York’s hottest night club disc jockey, Darrell (Usher Raymond), is asked to DJ a party for mob boss Frank (Chazz Palminteri), Darrell becomes acquainted with Frank's beautiful daughter Dolly (Emmanuelle Chriqui). Dolly is engaged to Chad (Geoff Stults), who her father wants her to marry. When Dolly and Darrell fall in love, Darrell is put in danger as both Frank's mob and Darrell's ex-girlfriend Cherise (K.D. Aubert) attempt to intervene. Dolly is kidnapped. When Darrell goes to rescue her, he finds that Dolly is tied up and is gagged as her mouth is sealed shut with duct tape.
- Usher Raymond as Darrell
- Chazz Palminteri as Frank
- Emmanuelle Chriqui as Dolly
- Kevin Hart as Busta
- Robert Costanzo as Fat Tony
- Robert Davi as Fish
- Matt Gerald as Jackie
- Anthony Fazio as Frankie Junior
- Geoff Stults as Chad
- Chris Tardio as Angelo
- K.D. Aubert as Cherise
- Isis Faust as Lexi
- Nick Mancuso as Salvatore
- Page Kennedy as Twizzie
- Deezer D as Jojo
The film grossed $10,223,896 at the US box office.
In the Mix received negative reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes it has an approval rating of 13% based on 38 reviews, with an average rating of 3.2/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Fans may get a kick out of seeing Usher showcasing his charm on screen, but the movie itself is tone deaf and inconsequential, even by rom-com standards".
- Rico Love – "Settle Down"
- One Chance Jon A. Gordon, Michael A. Gordon (The Gordon Brothers)– "That's My Word"
- Christina Milian – "Be What It's Gonna Be"
- Chris Brown – "Which One" (featuring Noah!)
- Keri Hilson – "Hands & Feet"
- Rico Love – "Sweat" (featuring Usher)
- Ryon Lovett – "Get Acquainted"
- One Chance, Jon A. Gordon, Michael A. Gordon (The Gordon Brothers)– "Could This Be Love"
- Anthony Hamilton – "Some Kind of Wonderful"
- Robin Thicke – "Against the World"
- YoungBloodz – "Murda" (featuring Cutty and Fat Dog)
- Rico Love – "On the Grind" (featuring Juelz Santana and Paul Wall)