They're 11, and both want to play in the NBA, just like Quincy's dad. Their lives reconnect in shattering fashion. In a post-credits scene, Quincy and Monica's daughter is shown playing basketball at a playground. This was first film where I saw Sanaa Lathan back in the day. Monica misses home, but can't imagine a life that doesn’t include basketball. I wholeheartedly recommend this. There's a problem loading this menu right now. In 1981 in L.A., Monica moves in next door to Quincy. Prior to playing Monica, Sanaa Lathan had never played basketball. Highschool Referee #1 Their mothers intervene and soon Quincy and Monica have made up. Two brothers, survivors of family tragedy, take different life paths: one falls for a high-spirited waitress and dreams of success, the other follows a life of petty crime. ", In writing the semi-autobiographical film, Prince-Bythewood said her goal was "to do a black When Harry Met Sally." During their freshman year at USC, Monica and Quincy are managing themselves as athletes, students, and a couple. I rented this movie and you can rent it for 14 days. Plus, see what some of your favorite '90s stars look like now. By 1998, Monica is playing in the new WNBA with Quincy and their newborn daughter cheering. Love & Basketball was released on April 21, 2000 in the United States. As the two struggle to reach their goals of playing professionally, they must also deal with their emotions for each other. We basically know this movie word for word in my house.  Robert Wilonsky of the Dallas Observer gave the film a negative review, saying, "[it] is a film built upon transitions so weak and obvious it's astonishing the entire thing doesn't collapse on itself. Lena even finds Monica a college friend to take her to her spring dance. Reviewed in the United States on July 2, 2020. I would definitely recommend Love & Basketball as a date night movie if the date requires staying in. She enjoyed how the film portrayed women's sports in general and says "The speed and wiliness of the game itself ensure that movies about men who shoot hoops are exciting, but the novelty of watching women bring their own physical grace to the contest is a turn-on. Since childhood, teenagers Monica Wright and Quincy McCall have wanted to be professional basketball stars. A young African-American couple navigates the tricky paths of romance and athletics in this drama. Quincy agrees and wins, but can no longer be apart from Monica and chooses her instead. Monica asks Quincy to open her letter from USC – which reveals she has been accepted. Darius Lovehall is a young black poet in Chicago who starts dating Nina Mosley, a beautiful and talented photographer. Monica accepts and they share their first kiss, but it isn't long before they insult each other and are rolling around on the grass fighting, with Monica clearly winning. We love this movie! Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Quincy even struggles to deal with the media attention, while clashing against his father’s efforts to convince Quincy to finish college before going pro. View production, box office, & company info. Overall if you like chick flicks, this is for you, Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Despite having a date of his own, Quincy notices Monica and compliments her new appearance. They're 11, and both want to play in the NBA, just like Quincy's dad. Reviewed in the United States on July 3, 2020, Reviewed in the United States on March 6, 2002. It's About Time", "20 years later, the cast and crew of 'Love & Basketball' consider its legacy in an oral history", "Why We Keep Returning to 'Love and Basketball' 20 Years Later", "An oral history of 'Love & Basketball,' 20 years later", "Foul Shots: All's So-so in the Off-the-mark Hoop Drama, "Weekend Box Office Results for April 21–23, 2000", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Love_%26_Basketball&oldid=984390801, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, This page was last edited on 19 October 2020, at 21:22. Quincy has accepted an offer from USC as well, and they celebrate with a kiss. Quincy is shocked that a girl could love basketball as much as he does, and can play so well. I loved that Monica was fierce about her love of basketball, had a quick temper on the court, and knew exactly what she wanted. In 1981 in L.A., Monica moves in next door to Quincy. When she and her team come up short, Monica is devastated. Quincy is shocked that a girl could ever love basketball as much as he did, and he is even more shocked when Monica beats him during their first ever game of one on one. 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. (2000). From young children to grown ups, we find these two struggling to deal with and master both Love AND Basketball as they go through life.