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Juwanna Mann (2002)

A basketball star is booted out of the NBA when his on-court antics go too far, so he poses as a woman and joins the WUBA.

Juwanna Mann (2002)

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Released Year: 2002
Runtime: 91 minutes
Directors: Jesse Vaughan


A basketball star is booted out of the NBA when his on-court antics go too far, so he poses as a woman and joins the WUBA.



Seattle Post-Intelligencer - Sean Axmaker
Director Jesse Vaughan keeps the ball in play through the aw-shucks lessons in humility and generosity, but the teamwork is shoddy, the plays lack surprise and, finally, Juwanna Mann misses more than it hits.
TV Guide Magazine - Steve Simels
Comic Tommy Davidson, in particular, is hilarious as gangsta rapper Puff Smokey Smoke, who falls for Juwanna and then, in a twist lifted directly from the queen of all drag farces, 1959's "Some Like It Hot," decides he still loves her after she's exposed as Jamal. After all, nobody's perfect.
Boston Globe - Unnamed
It is Kevin Pollak who steals what there is of a show as Jamal's passive-aggressive, pressure-cooked agent. His comedic timing, particularly given the thinness of the script, is the only genuinely impressive slam dunk this movie has to offer.
Portland Oregonian - Unnamed
"Tootsie" meets "Hoop Dreams" in Juwanna Mann, and they don't get along. This basketball comedy turns out to be a total drag -- in both senses.
New York Post - Jonathan Foreman
It's all so insincere, you can almost imagine the filmmakers rubbing their hands together at the prospect of ripping off the public.

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