We want to hear what you have to say but need to verify your account. Just leave us a message here and we will work on getting you verified. You may have noticed some of the recent changes we have made. Keep checking Rotten Tomatoes for updates! There are no approved quotes yet for this movie. Love Song is a 2000 film produced for television by MTV and directed by Julie Dash. Camille Livingston is the reserved, sheltered only child and daughter of prosperous African American parents in New Orleans. She attends school, works with under privileged inner city children and lives with her two roommates. Camille has been dating Calvin, who looks up to Camille’s father and appears to be following him into medicine. It is also understood that Camille will follow Calvin and work in some type of medical field.
Then on her 21st birthday she is attended to at a gas station by Billy Ryan Gallo, a mechanic during the day who turns out to be a blues musician at night. When Camille shows up at Thelma’s Bar later that evening, Billy formally himself and then serenades her from the stage, much to her surprise and the amusement of her roommates. Impressed with Billy’s style, Calvin asks if he can buy Billy a drink and Billy joins them at their table and does not let on that he already has met Camille. After a short conversation, Billy invites both to Thelma’s Bar the following evening but Calvin declines saying he will be out of town. The next day, Camille goes alone to Thelma’s and watches again as Billy takes the stage and appears to be singing only to her. When his set is complete, Billy asks if Camille will go out and about New Orleans, a town where Camille has lived for over ten years but has never experienced. The night sees Camille and Billy visiting clubs, riding around, laughing and dancing and being very free and comfortable with each other. As the chemistry between the two heats up, Camille retreats back to her safe world and Billy, respecting her decision, says if they cannot be more than friends, then would she consider singing in his new band. Camille agrees and two begin a musical friendship.
They decide to try their act out at Camille’s college’s open mic night, Billy playing guitar and Camille singing. With this new change, Camille realises that she wants to continue to work with the inner city children and not head off to some college and a career in medicine. Newly inspired, Camille goes to tell her parents and is surprised to find Calvin and his parents at their house and Calvin asking her to marry him. Overwhelmed by the pressure and her parents happiness, Camille agrees to marry Calvin and options out of her desired career choice. Two weeks later at the engagement party, Camille’s roommates observe Camille and find that their friend isn’t herself and the whole event just “doesn’t feel right. They take Camille aside and tell her that at any point she wants to leave, they will help drive her away. The party is an upscale social event attended by what Calvin calls “very important people. Camille decides to serenade Calvin with a love song and everyone in the audience is amazed by her talent except for Calvin and her father, who appear to be engrossed in their own conversation.
And while she sings, Camille’s thoughts turn to Billy as she watches Calvin ignore her performance. Camille goes back to her place, changes and drives to find Billy at the gas station. He is standoffish towards her and asks her to leave but she stays to show him her bare ring finger. Billy softens and understands the enormity of what Camille did and he again asks her if this is for real. She smiles and says yes and the two kiss and hug and finally appear as a couple. The movie ends with Camille and Billy Ryan at Thelma’s Bar, this time on stage together for the first time, in front of their friends and both of their mothers, singing a Love Song. The movie was filmed in Montréal, Québec, Canada. To Love Somebody” is a song written by Barry and Robin Gibb.