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Juwanna Mann (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 21 June 2002 (USA)
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.

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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 <gsm1224@ix.netcom.com>

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The only way he can stay pro, is to play (like) a girl.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for language and sex-related material | See all certifications »
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$15,600,000 (estimated)

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$5,474,270 (USA) (23 June 2002)

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$13,571,817 (USA) (1 September 2002)
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Kevin Pollak has said that when he signed on to the film, Will Smith was set to star. See more »

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During the scene where all the girls are in a hotel room together talking about men, Juwanna stands up and begins to talk. She walks from between the beds to the right and in front of the dresser and mirror. Instantly, she moves back to the left between the beds. See more »

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Coach Rivers: You see that sign up there? It says the Charlotte Banshees, not the Charlotte Juuuu-wanna!
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Before the credits, there are various deleted scenes and outtakes. See more »

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Features Waiting to Exhale (1995) See more »

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Shake Ya Ass
Written by Mystikal (as Michael Tyler), Chad Hugo & Pharrell Williams
Performed by Mystikal
Courtesy of Jive Records
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For What It Was, I Have Seen Worse
26 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you are looking for a film where a trash-talking basketball player must become a woman to learn how to act like a member of a team, this film is for you. That's what the previews showed me, and that's what I got. Nothing really shocking or creatively new in this film.

Is the acting okay? Adequate. The directing? Nothing special. Plot? Predictable.

Sorry I can't offer a longer review, but the only thing I can say about this film is the man makes a decent woman. Not an attractive one, but passable. This is the kind of film you watch if it's on television and you don't have cable and are too sick to go outside. Not sure why else you'd make a point to see this unless three sadistic brothers made you.


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