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Quincy McCall and Monica Wright grew up in the same neighborhood and have known each other since childhood. Their love-hate relationship lasts into high school, with Monica's edge and Quincy's top-dog attitude separating them, except when Quincy's parents argue and he climbs through Monica's window to sleep on the floor. As Quincy and Monica struggle to make their relationship work, they follow separate career paths though high school and college basketball and, they hope, into stardom in big-league professional ball.
The pic is so well directed and lead performance by Sanaa Lathan so charismatic that audiences will overlook the script's flaws and root for the central duo.
March 26, 2007
Common Sense Media
Good romance, but strong sexuality for a PG-13.
January 01, 2011
Globe and Mail
An unusual but engaging mix of the overwrought and the understated, a picture that, at two hours plus, keeps threatening to overstay its welcome and yet always pulls us back into its conversational orbit.
It's a fine example of a conventionally made picture which follows all the rules yet still emerges as fresh and original.
December 03, 2002
New York Magazine/Vulture
Mawkishly heartfelt, but actress Sanaa Lathan performs as if she were lit from within.
August 07, 2004
Told largely from the point of view of the woman, this career-versus-love story still develops the perspective of the man persuasively, as Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps reveal their characters' motives with nuances of expression that transcend the dialogue.