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  • Summary: The story of a professional basketball player who blows his career but gets a chance to bounce back by trading his jock strap for a sports bra. (Warner Bros.)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 25
  2. Negative: 18 out of 25
  1. Here's a truly novel sports film: It actually has a script, decent acting, sympathetic characters. And it's fun.
  2. Reviewed by: Steve Simels
    50
    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.
  3. 40
    The idea of transposing the story to the macho, greedy world of big-time sports is promising, but director Jesse Vaughan delivers only flat dialogue and predictable situations.
  4. Reviewed by: Carla Meyer
    25
    Women had to struggle for years to launch their own basketball league; it's a shame that the first movie to address their success is a drag comedy, and a lousy one at that.
  5. It's tempting to call traveling on Juwanna Mann, except it never goes anywhere. This film fouls out.
  6. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    20
    Bringing absolutely no fresh angles to a time-tested formula that's seemed particularly overworked of late.
  7. 0
    A sad and rote exercise in milking a played-out idea -- a straight guy has to dress up in drag -- that shockingly manages to be even worse than its title would imply.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. LynneC.
    Nov 18, 2005
    10
    This movie is great to enjoy a laugh...especially for kids and parents of athletes who always have to be so serious about their sports and This movie is great to enjoy a laugh...especially for kids and parents of athletes who always have to be so serious about their sports and the competition. Expand
  2. RyanP.
    Jun 12, 2007
    1
    Absolute rubbish! I cannot believe this is considered art by some. This movie makes me more squeamish than needles, which make me quite Absolute rubbish! I cannot believe this is considered art by some. This movie makes me more squeamish than needles, which make me quite squeamish. Juwanna Man, more like Juwanna "Not a Good Movie" Man. Haha there, now I have had my laugh, which was more enjoyable than this movie. I think I made my point. Peace. Expand

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