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Story

Juwanna Mann is aware of its own lack of originality, and it doesn't care--and that makes this routine comedy easy to enjoy, if not admire. It's Tootsie on the basketball court, dribbling over the same sexual-identity jokes, and pushing inevitably toward the same life lessons, this time learned by spoiled hoop star Jamal Jeffries (Miguel A. Nunez), who is ejected from the NBA, loses everything, and gains it back by posing as the vivaciously female "Juwanna Mann" in the "WUBA" basketball league. Utterly predictable high jinks ensue: Jamal in the ladies' shower; Jamal falling for his lovely team captain (Vivica A. Fox); Jamal fending off a lusty rapper (Tommy Davis, stealing the show)... and so on. If you like falling dominoes, you'll like this movie: it's played for easy laughs, it's relatively painless compared to, say, a Rob Schneider comedy, and it gets the job done. It's no slam dunk, but its fouls are excusable. --Jeff Shannon

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen

Cast

Miguel A. Núñez Jr.Jamal Jefferies/Juwanna Mann
Vivica A. FoxMichelle Langford
Kevin PollakLorne Daniels
Tommy DavidsonPuff Smokey Smoke
Kim WayansLatisha Jansen
Jenifer LewisAunt Ruby
GinuwineRomeo
Kimberly 'Lil' Kim' JonesTina Parker
Annie CorleyCoach Rivers
Jay LenoHimself
Omar J. DorseyRickey

  • Genre: Comedy Movies
  • Director: Jesse Vaughan
  • Producer: Warner Brothers
  • Length: 91 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJun 21, 2002
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG-13
    Europe12
    AustraliaM
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaFeb 3, 2004
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