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At Theaters: 6/21/2002 On Video: 11/19/2002
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 30 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 409930
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Inc.
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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.
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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.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Miguel A. Nunez Jr. LIFE, WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE
Vivica A. Fox TWO CAN PLAY THAT GAME, KINGDOM COME, IDLE HANDS
Kevin Pollak DOCTOR DOLITTLE 2, END OF DAYS
Tommy Davidson BAMBOOZLED, WOO, BOOTY CALL
Kim Wayans LOW DOWN DIRTY SHAME
Ginuwine Singer
Director: Jesse Vaughan TV's IN LIVING COLOR
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About The Production
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Content Heading
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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Roger Ebert  Full 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.''

USA TODAY  Full 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.''

TV Guide Online  Full 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.,...''

Newsday   Full Review
Poor "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.''

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 55 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
6
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
13
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
8
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
8
High
100%
30+Adults (M)
7
High
100%
30+Adults (F)
13
High
92%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

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.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
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!

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