• Love & Basketball (2000)

Love & Basketball

Release Date: April 21st, 2000

DVD Release Date: October 10th, 2000

PG-13 |2 hr 4 min

Plot Summary

Monica (Sanaa Lathan) and Quincy (Omar Epps) are two childhood friends who both aspire to be professional basketball players. Quincy, whose father, Zeke (Dennis Haysbert), plays for the Los Angeles Clippers, is a natural talent and a born leader. Monica is ferociously competitive but sometimes becomes overly emotional on the court. Over the years, the two begin to fall for each other, but their separate paths to basketball stardom threaten to pull them apart.

Cast: Sanaa Lathan, Omar Epps, Alfre Woodard, Dennis Haysbert, Debbi Morgan, Harry Lennix, Kyla Pratt, Glenndon Chatman

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood

Genres: Romance

Production Co: 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks

Distributors: New Line Cinema

Keywords: Los Angeles, Growing up, 1980s, Mother, Love interest, Father, Competition, 1990s, Endearing, Love

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Jay CarrBoston Globe

    The cinematic equivalent of a high, arching rainbow of a three-pointer from midcourt. show more

  • 75
    Kevin MaynardMr. Showbiz

    It's a tad too generic to be a slam dunk. show more

  • 88
    Jami BernardNew York Daily News

    Makes hoops look like the sexiest game in town. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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