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Overall C+

Although the ending is contrived, first-time writer/director Gina Prince manages to create well-rounded characters, including thoughtful parents. Rare qualities indeed compared to the many trite and shallow teen dramas recently brought to the screen.

Violence B
Sexual Content C-
Profanity C-
Substance Use B-

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexuality and language

Love And Basketball (2000)

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For other movies that examine the love of a sport and the toll it can take on someone’s personal life, check out our reviews of Searching For Bobby Fischer , and For Love Of The Game . Another movie that addresses the differences between men and women’s professional sports is A League Of Their Own .