Black History Month: Love and Basketball

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Movie Of The Day: 

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood 
Writer: Gina Prince-Bythewood  
Release: April 21, 2000
Cast
Sanaa Lathan 
 Kyla Pratt 
 Omar Epps 
 Glenndon Chatman 
Alfre Woodard 
 Dennis Haysbert 
Debbi Morgan 
Harry J. Lennix
Monica and Quincy love and play basketball together through many life challenges from childhood to adulthood. --IMDb
Is there anything I can say about this movie that hasn't already been said? Since it's such a popular movie, and one I knew I wanted to feautre, this review is going to be pretty short. I will say that I hadn't watched this movie in a long, long time so going back to it as an adult was a fun time. It's always intersting to how older movies age throughout the years. Some movies aren't made to live through their timeperiod, but I found that Love and Basketball does.

One of my favorite aspects of this movie is the fact that we get to see the love story throughout the years. Instead of focusing just on their younger years, or just on their older years, we get a full view. There are so many emotions and experiences that people have in their childhood, teen years, and adulthood that can be different, it's a great way to see how these two chracters navigated their lives. Monica and Quincy, the main characters of the story, are such wonderful characters. They both have strong personalities that often clash but also get along very well. I loved watching them fall in love, go through the emotions, and also fight for thier love. But I also appreciate that they both love basketball (I mean, hello, it's in the name of the movie) and don't give up on their dreams. Persoanlly, I have always loved the ending of the story because it felt so new to me.

Again, this is such a classic film and for good reason.

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