Love and basketball an overview

Quincy and Monica meet up, this time as friends, and reminisce over their shared past. Quincy feels betrayed by his father for lying to him. Scouts have taken clear notice of Quincy, who many see as one of the top prospects in the country. The review of this Movie prepared by Iesha Moore This film focuses on two Los Angeles kids who are crazy about each other.

Monica also has problems with her mother Camille, who is a stay at home wife and mother. They are both 11 years old at the time and they both want to play for the NBA. His popularity was not just evident on the court as he is extremely popular with the other students.

Soon they end up hooking up but they both have their basketball careers and it interferes with the relationship. He threatens to leave school for the NBA early, despite his father begging him not to sacrifice his education just to spite him. This action leads to them finally acting on their feelings for one another by making love to each other.

During the game Quincy gets mad because a girl beat him so he pushes her to the ground and makes her scar her face. However, the next day, they share their first kiss on the first day of school and end the "first quarter" of the story fighting in the grass. When Quincy asks Monica, she states that it was no longer fun for her.

At the end they end up playing against each other for one last time for the love of basketball.

When she goes home to visit she realizes that Quincy have moved on with his life and is engaged to Tyra Banks.

The film spans roughly thirteen years of friendship between childhood sweethearts Monica Wright and Quincy McCall. Her coach also makes things difficult for her because she is a Freshmen.

The film fast-forwards to five years later in Again, the same problems seem to present themselves, this time on a bigger stage. The moment he finally finds some playing time, he injures himself landing awkwardly after a slam-dunk and tearing his ACL.

He takes it out on Monica and so he gets another girl phone number. Afterwards when Quincy comes over to talk to her his date insult Monica. The movie ends with Quincy helping their baby daughter cheer on Monica during her game.

Monica also clashes with her mother Camille again over old resentments, causing Camille to remark that she had to give up her own dreams after having two daughters. He is under intense pressure to exceed as an athlete and follow in the footsteps of his father, who disappoints him.

Meanwhile, Quincy struggles to deal with the media attention surrounding his father, who is trying to convince Quincy to finish college first before going pro, and a paternity suit against him from a former lover.

This prompts Monica to feel hurt and resentful of her mother for not accepting her for who she is. The review of this Movie prepared by Teddy Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps play childhood rivals who grow up to become lovers.

Monica is hurt deeply by Quincy, leading the two of them to go their separate ways. As they move in to congratulate each other with a hug, Monica mistakes the gesture as a kiss. Monica, on the other hand, struggles with her various fiery emotions on the court.

Monica finally earns the starting point guard spot at the end of the season. Having left USC five years earlier after his freshman season, Quincy is now in his fifth year in the pros.

The fourth quarter of the story follows the characters through the early s, a few years before the establishment of the WNBA. He could have any girl in school that he wanted, but he is still good friends and neighbors with Monica.

Quincy is the popular basketball guy who all the girls lkie and Monica is the tomboy, basketball girl. They grow together, grow apart and finally grow up and finally in love playing basketball. She even finds Monica a college friend to take her to her spring dance.

One night they both just so happened to have an impotant basketball game on the same night. They share their dreams of playing in the pros both the NBA and WNBAand neither of them is willing to give up a romantic relationship for a basketball career. After the letter reveals that she has been accepted, he finally stated that USC was also his choice.

While Monica is at a celebration party for the team he barges it and has a mean attitude because they lost. After seeing how truly unhappy her youngest daughter is without either basketball or Quincy or both in her life, Camille finally relents and encourages Monica to fight for her dreams and the man she loves.Basketball hinders two people's (Sanaa Lathan, Omar Epps) relationship.

Love & Basketball is a American romantic drama film starring Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps.

Love and Basketball Movie Review Summary

The film tells the story of Quincy McCall (Epps) and Monica Wright (Lathan), two next-door neighbors in Los Angeles, California who are pursuing their basketball careers before eventually falling for each other. Love and Basketball was the first feature film for writer/director Gina Prince-Bythewood, who previously helmed several comedy specials for Dave Chappelle.

Spike Lee co-produced. ~ Mark Deming 82%. Later on when they are in high school they still argue a lot, but really like eachother secretly.

Quincy is the popular basketball guy who all the girls lkie and Monica is the tomboy, basketball girl. Apr 21,  · "Love & Basketball" is about how you can either be in love or play basketball, but it's tricky to do both at the same time.

It may be unique among sports movies in that it does not end with the Big Game. Instead, it's a thoughtful and touching story about two affluent black kids, a boy and a girl 3/5.

Synopsis. 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.

Love and basketball an overview
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