Love & Basketball (2000)61K
Love u0026 Basketball: Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood. With Glenndon Chatman, Jess Willard, Chris Warren, Kyla Pratt. Monica and Quincy love and play basketball together through many life challenges from childhood to adulthood.
“I donu0026#39;t like sports movies. I donu0026#39;t like chick flicks. So imagine how happy I was when I rented this movie (it had been advertised as a sports movie in some ads and a chick flick in others) and found gold.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI wonu0026#39;t give away anything about this surprisingly underrated film as I didnu0026#39;t know too much about it going in (as Iu0026#39;ve said many times before, thatu0026#39;s often the best way to watch a movie). Iu0026#39;ll just say that Iu0026#39;d be very happy to see more sports movies made in the mold of this one. Every cliche from the genera is tossed from the very beginning, and there isnu0026#39;t even a Big Game at the finale. (Well, not exactly. There *is* a climactic game, but [and youu0026#39;ll understand when you watch it] there is a LOT more at stake than the state championship or whatever.)u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eA little warning for the parents, as Iu0026#39;m a responsible gremlin. This movieu0026#39;s rated PG-13, and for a while I thought it was just for language and that this movie would be perfectly fine for thoughtful preteens. Little change of pace from the u0026quot;Mighty Ducksu0026quot; tripe. Well, it turns out that about halfway through there is a very *HOT* scene, so it really should have been rated R.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThen again, if u0026quot;Scary Movieu0026quot; can sneak by with an R and not a triple-X these days… but I digress.”