By Michael Sauter
Updated October 13, 2000 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Mixing Love and Basketball is the ultimate challenge for b-ballers Quincy (Epps) and Monica (Lathan), who grow up denying their mutual attraction, finally connect as college players, then separate to chase their hoop dreams. The love story’s a little too TV-movie simple, but when it deals with these kids as athletes, the film gets inside the game as few sports movies have. Lathan’s breakout performance, as a passionate grrrl point guard, alone makes this worth renting. B+

Love & Basketball

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • PG-13
runtime
  • 124 minutes
director
  • Gina Prince Bythewood

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