For many athletes, the story of Monica and Quincy, childhood neighbors portrayed by actors Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps who grew up playing basketball and falling in love, resonated so much. On screen was the heartbreak and passion of sports and love -- with some strip basketball and a beautiful game of one-on-one thrown in for good measure. Furthermore, for many women, we finally saw in Monica a character unlike any other.
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With this film, so many people I know and respect adore this movie that I know it should be very good. Redheadedgirl : A mayflower moving truck! I love how spare the storytelling is with one look, or one pan of the camera across a room telling a lot.
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The childhood friends grow up to be lovers, then students at the same college where Monica has received a basketball scholarship. Monica has to make some hard choices between her love for Quincy and her love of the game. There are many game sequences in the movie, but they stand as metaphors for what Quincy and Monica fight for to get out of life.