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Keenen Ivory Wayans
Keenen Ivory Wayans,
Charles S. Dutton,
Jada Pinkett Smith
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Juwanna Mann follows the story of Jamal Jeffries, the reigning 'bad boy' of basketball, whose undisciplined on-court antics land him out of the league and without any prospects. Financially strapped and untrained in anything but basketball, Jamal comes up with a plan so outrageous it just might work: dress up like a woman and try out for the woman's basketball league. To his surprise, he makes it, but now the real challenge begins - to cease being Jamal and start new life as Juwanna. Matters become even more complicated when Juwanna realizes that he is falling for his teammate Michelle, who shows him that there is more to women than meets the eye. Written by
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Broad comedy-in-drag aspires to little and achieves less
Despite faint allusions to morals learned from Tootsie, Love & Basketball, and Mrs. Doubtfire, this low-budget farce is more of a cross between Sorority Boys and Kazaam without quite capturing the charm of either. It doesn't help that Kevin Pollak, the actor with the most accomplished credits in the movie throws away the obviously golden mold of Sydney Pollack in Tootsie to allude to playing Jay Mohr in Jerry Maguire but settle for a pale imitation (to the extent such a thing is possible) of Geoffrey Tambor in the odious Life Stinks. I gave this a 2 instead of a 1 because the title star does make a fairly attractive and physically convincing female athlete when he's not clowning around. Of course, it only gets a 2 instead of a potential 5 or 6 because the film provides NO explanation of how he overnight became familiar enough with female impersonation techniques to pull such a good one off so quickly.
There are a few laughs in this unpretentious and undemanding brain-dead comedy, so if you are looking for background noise while you balance your checkbook or if you have yet to graduate 5th grade, you may find this acceptable. Otherwise, skip it.
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