Love & Basketball


Action / Drama / Romance / Sport

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 85% · 115 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 95% · 100K ratings
IMDb Rating 7.2/10 10 24437 24.4K

Top cast

Gabrielle Union as Shawnee
Sanaa Lathan as Monica Wright
Regina Hall as Lena Wright
Monica Calhoun as Kerry
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873.62 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
2 hr 4 min
Seeds 10
2.32 GB
English 5.1
23.976 fps
2 hr 5 min
Seeds 22

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by imdb-21622 6 / 10

Solid Movie

While I found some of the dialog to be silly, I found the plot and acting to be very good.

It's not really my kind of movie, but I got sucked in by the performances by the cast. The actress (Lathan?) who played the part of the female lead was excellent.

The movie feels like it runs a bit slow in spots, but I think it's simply because it covers years of the character's lives. Some scenes are going to be better than others obviously, so don't dismiss the movie, if like me, you don't care for every scene.

I was much more interested in the life story of the female lead, and what she did with her basketball talent than the love story. I think partly that's due to the love story being fragmented. Which is, again, a result of covering years in a movie - the script writer has to pick and choose what events are most important.

A few of the supporting roles I did not care for as much. Her mom's character's personality made no sense to me. She seemed to take no pride whatsoever in her daughter's sports career, yet was a loving mom - to me, that was too much of a dichotomy. The male leads father never made sense to me either.

I think most people could enjoy this movie for the solid acting involved, and it's certainly better than 90% of the junk movies I have seen lately while unemployed (I watch a lot of movies :))

Reviewed by La Gremlin 7 / 10

Wow, a sports movie I liked!

I don't like sports movies. I don'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.

I won't give away anything about this surprisingly underrated film as I didn't know too much about it going in (as I've said many times before, that's often the best way to watch a movie). I'll just say that I'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 isn't even a Big Game at the finale. (Well, not exactly. There *is* a climactic game, but [and you'll understand when you watch it] there is a LOT more at stake than the state championship or whatever.)

A little warning for the parents, as I'm a responsible gremlin. This movie'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 "Mighty Ducks" tripe. Well, it turns out that about halfway through there is a very *HOT* scene, so it really should have been rated R.

Then again, if "Scary Movie" can sneak by with an R and not a triple-X these days... but I digress.

Reviewed by =G= 6 / 10

He got game. She got game. They got love.

"Love and basketball". The title says it all. A worthy and entertaining film, L&B explores the relationship between an African-American couple, both "ballers", from its preteen beginnings into young adult life. The film is an entertaining blending of...well, love and basketball. Not Oscar material but worth a look.

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