Summary Of Love And Basketball By Gina Prince-Bythewood

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Love and Basketball was directed and written by Gina Prince-Bythewood. Other films by this director and author include: Beyond the Lights (2014), Our Family Wedding (2010), The Secret Life of Bees (2008), Biker Boyz (2003), Disappearing Acts (2000), What About Your Friends (1995), Daddy’s Girl (2007). Love and Basketball was the first feature film for this writer/director. Parents need to know that this movie has strong sexuality for a PG-13, including descriptions of some sexually aggressive women, a strip basketball game, and a scene of ''Love and Basketball'' equates those two things with happiness, and the use of Al Green's song ''Love and Happiness'' at the very beginning underscores that point. The film, the directorial debut of the writer Gina Prince-Bythewood, often has an enchanting, quite at home feeling as it follows the lives of Monica and Quincy. They meet at the age of 11, when she moves next door to him in what looks like the elegant and quiet Baldwin Hills section of Los Angeles, an upper-middle-class African-American suburb or neighborhood. She's a skinny, most surly a tomboy (played at this age by the charismatic…show more content…
Written and directed by first-timer Gina Prince-Bythewood (and produced by Spike Lee), it is a sports film seen mostly from the woman's point of view, maybe a man’s point of view for a split second. It's honest and perceptive about love and sex, with no phony drama and a certain quiet maturity. And here's the most amazing thing: It considers sports in terms of career, training, motivation and strategy, the best way that sports can be categorized. The big game scenes involve insane behavior and bad attitudes, and people not scoring. The movie sees basketball as something the characters do as a skill and a living, not as an excuse for audience-pleasing jump shots at the buzzer because it is much more to it and involves more heartfelt feelings and

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