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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
In the mix film poster.jpg
Promotional poster for In the Mix
Directed byRon Underwood
Produced byJohn Dellaverson
Screenplay byJacqueline Zambrano
Story byChanel Capra
Cara Dellaverson
Brian Rubenstein
Music byAaron Zigman
CinematographyClark Mathis
Edited byDon Brochu
J&C Entertainment
Ush Entertainment
Distributed byLionsgate (USA)
20th Century Fox (International)
Release date
  • November 23, 2005 (2005-11-23)
Running time
95 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$10,223,896 (US and Canada)[1]


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.



The film grossed $10,223,896 at the US box office.[1]


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".[2]


  1. Rico Love – "Settle Down"
  2. One Chance Jon A. Gordon, Michael A. Gordon (The Gordon Brothers)– "That's My Word"
  3. Christina Milian – "Be What It's Gonna Be"
  4. Chris Brown – "Which One" (featuring Noah!)
  5. Keri Hilson – "Hands & Feet"
  6. Rico Love – "Sweat" (featuring Usher)
  7. Ryon Lovett – "Get Acquainted"
  8. One Chance, Jon A. Gordon, Michael A. Gordon (The Gordon Brothers)– "Could This Be Love"
  9. Anthony Hamilton – "Some Kind of Wonderful"
  10. Robin Thicke – "Against the World"
  11. YoungBloodz – "Murda" (featuring Cutty and Fat Dog)
  12. Rico Love – "On the Grind" (featuring Juelz Santana and Paul Wall)


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