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Jamal goes too far by stripping off his entire uniform in front of millions of fans, he’s kicked out of the league. But desperate times call for desperate measures, so he comes up with a plan to dress up like a woman and try out for the women’s basketball team. If he can pull it off, he’ll at least be able to collect a paycheck while waiting to get reinstated into the men’s league.
Comedy - It's pretty much what you expect from this type of movie. It's
silly, funny and it has a lesson on team work. The silliness is kept
to a minimum and there's nothing gross or offensive. It should
mainly appeal to teens, young adults and some adults. Kids will
likely be bored with it after a few minutes.
PROFANITY: 3 F-words, 8 S-words, 15 A-words, quite a few milder ones. SEX/NUDITY: Some cleavage and mild sexual innuendos. VIOLENCE: None DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some drinks at a club. ACTION: The only action is the basketball games. COMEDY: Quite a few smiles and chuckles. It's by no means hilarious.
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Review Average "Although "Juwanna Mann" is not a good movie, it
isn't a painful experience, and Miguel A. Nunez Jr. is plausible as Juwanna, not
because he is able to look like a woman, but because he is able to play a
character who thinks he can look like a woman.''
Review Average "This isn't the worst movie Warner Bros. has brought out
this summer (Scooby-Doo, boo on you), but for it to work, you have to
accept the irredeemable stupidity of almost every character.''
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Review Average "...on its own staggeringly unoriginal terms, this
gender-bending comedy is generally quite funny, in substantial part because of
the brilliant title performance by Miguel A. Nunez, Jr.,...''
"No, we don't, thank you. And that goes double for this crass,
intellectually undernourished jock comedy about a self-destructive,
self-aggrandizing pro basketball player (Miguel A. Nunez Jr.), who cross-dresses
his way into the woman's pro league.''
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
We were only able to collect 55 moviegoer opinions. Not a very good turn out. Fortunately the opinions are not too mixed. It appears most moviegoers really enjoyed "Juwanna Mann." Actually I'm surprised by the relatively high number of "Fantastic" and "Excellent" opinions. What's equally surprising is how few low opinions there are. For this type of silly movie that's very rare.
If this looks like the type of movie you would enjoy, by all means see it! Your chances of enjoying it are high.
Cinema Review Opinion: (before moviegoer opinions are collected)
These types of movies are quite common and this one is just as predictable as the others before it, but it's still fun to watch. It's a funny movie, but it's not hysterical by any means. It's just a fun little comedy that's pretty clean and teaches team work.
I believe most moviegoers going to see this movie pretty well know what they're in for. Their expectations are surely not that high. If you go in with this frame of mind, then I believe you will be entertained and satisfied with this movie.
However, you might save yourself a few bucks and see a matinee to help ensure that you feel you've gotten your money's worth.
Jamal Jeffries ( Miguel A. Nuñez, Jr.) is one basketball star who stirs up heat both on and off the
court. This player's got game, girls and attitude to spare. But when one
confrontation too many gets him booted out of the league, Jamal is gonna need a
lot more than a good agent to get him back on the courts. He's gonna need
brains, creative ball-handling, and just the right shade of lipstick.
Jamal's only chance to get his game back is to join up with the other league—the
women's basketball league. With coerced support from his reluctant agent and a
heavily padded sports bra, Jamal transforms himself from the bad boy of
basketball to its newest female role model: Juwanna Mann!