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Love And Basketball

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New Line Cinema Released 2000

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Director:
Gina Prince-Bythewood
Released:
2000
Rating:
PG-13
From the time they were kids, Monica and Quincy were meant to be together. Over the course of two decades, they have an on-again off-again relationship while pursuing their mutual dream careers in basketball. They play the same game and share the same dream. All is fair in love and basketball.

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  • 75

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Not as taut as it could have been, but I prefer its emotional perception to the pumped-up sports cliches I was sort of expecting.

  • 70

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    It's in the small touches that this movie comes alive, and it's rare that directors can pull off this kind of thing.

  • 70

    Variety Emanuel Levy

    The pic is so well directed and lead performance by Sanaa Lathan so charismatic that audiences will overlook the script's flaws and root for the central duo.

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    Drama

    Themes

    for couples, finding mister right, unrequited love, life in a small town, Love & Romance