In 1981 in L.A., Monica moves in next door to Quincy. They”re 11, and both want to play in the NBA, just like Quincy”s dad. Their love-hate relationship lasts into high school, with Monica”s edge and Quincy”s top-dog attitude separating them, except when Quincy”s parents argue and he climbs through Monica”s window to sleep on the floor. As high school ends, they come together as a couple, but within a year, with both of them playing ball at USC, Quincy”s relationship with his father takes an ugly turn, and it leads to a break up with Monica. Some years later, their pro careers at a crossroads, they meet again. It”s time for a final game of one-on-one with high stakes.
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The title says it all
Love and Basketball: Monica and Quincy have lived beside one another since they were kids, and they only care about two things in life – basketball and each other. I am definitely more of a movie fan than a basketball fan, thus I went in expecting a jock flick with a token relationship thrown in to justify the title. I could not have been more wrong. Unlike “He Got Game” (another very good film), which dwells solely on the negative aspects of the sport – hustlers, hookers, drugs and death, L&B concentrates on the positive things in life and basketball serves as the background rather than the focus. The story is very well written and works on several levels – it refuses to be pinned down as simply a romance or drama, choosing instead a careful blending of different elements. My only complaint – minor at that – would have to be the ending (and no I'm not going to tell you).First, how could I find fault with a film that actually does a great casting job with Tyra Banks? She has a small cameo role- she plays a beautiful stewardess, small stretch – with some great lines. Omar Epps brings his trademark cockiness to the role, and although it took me awhile to buy him as a basketball player -he's not exactly Goliath -he grows on you. More importantly, he exhibits and a depth and range that he's never shown before. Sanaa Lathan however, goes one step further, and demonstrates an intensity both on and off the court that puts her in a league all her own. Her performance can be summed up as superb. L&B is real, engaging, and enjoyable. Don't miss it.
Terrific Non-Stereotypical, Feminist African-American Romance
A great relationship film, I give it a 10
First off, let me say that I am a huge fan of almost every sport known to mankind. Now perhaps because of this, you'd think I'd enjoy movies easier whose central theme revolves around a sport. Contrary to that notion though, I am often a hard rater of sports movies because I expect so much from them.I really enjoyed this movie though. I thought the acting by both Lathan and Epps was outstanding. I found it to be extremely realistic, with the exception of seeing Epps in a Laker uniform, but other than that, it was real. At one point during the film, I really started to wonder if this film was based on a true story or something, how cool would that have been. Nonetheless, the fictional story is captivating.Yes I am a guy and I love sports, but I do like watching the occassional love story. I liked Pearl Harbor and Titantic which revolved around love stories, and I liked this love story too. There is more to it though, than just two people who fall for each other who happen to play basketball. There is the relationship not only between Quincy and Monica, but the relationships they had with their father and mother respectively. There is also the relationship they have with the world they live in, trying to find out what they really want in life. It really makes you think about how sometimes the very thing you are looking for is actually standing right there in front of you and you don't realize it.In the end, I loved Love and Basketball, and I give it a 10.