Every actor may change their style of acting in different films. In Love and Basketball, Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps fit into the personality actors as they are at some level, playing themselves Goodykoontz, The two actors seemed like they fit right into their roles in this film as the characters played came off as their natural characters in real life. Although Sanaa Lathan was unable to play basketball before this film, she learned and adapted to it.
With this film, so many people I know and respect adore this movie that I know it should be very good. Sarah: I could have started a lot of friendships that way. Redheadedgirl: A mayflower moving truck! I love how spare the storytelling is with one look, or one pan of the camera across a room telling a lot.
How bout Twinkies? She knows where she is going in life in every way. I wish I had that much knowledge of myself when I was her age. Redheadedgirl: Hey it is important to get your post-sports career prospects sorted out. These family dynamics are fascinating! CarrieS: I kinda love their 2 minute long childhood romance.
Sarah: Me, too! That was a very short-lived romance. I love all the themes of family relationships — the sisters, and the relationships between husbands and wives and parents and kids.
It is awful to be able to hear your parents have having a knockdown drag out fight when you want to sleep. Luckily, he lives in this word where you can just hop out your window. And crashing on her floor has happened so much that they have a routine. Sarah: Oh, my gosh, and the scenes with no dialogue.
Wordless deep understanding that cuts under all the bickery BS conversations. Redheadedgirl: This dance is SO very 80s. Luckily it has magic movie powers and remains spotless, while I cannot wear any item of clothing without staining it with some substance or other within seconds.
CarrieS: College. Aww they are so cute, icing each other post practice! CarrieS: Strip basketball is clearly the best kind.
This movie feels like it was just made yesterday. Not dated at all. This could be yesterday. Or tomorrow. Great little scene. Oh God that break-up scene. Not cool, dude.
Not cool. Sarah: My insides are burning from that scene. Oh, gosh. I loved going to basketball games when I was an exchange student. American athletes were a huge deal when I was there — and that was and So a bit before this was made, but totally real.
Redheadedgirl: Coaches sound the same in all languages. Redheadedgirl: Okay, Mr. Sarah: That hit me square in all the parenting feels. CarrieS: Monica looks smoking hot in that red shirt.
I have envy. Redheadedgirl: TYRA! We were all rooting for you! As a stay-at-home mom I think that character represents the fears that a lot of stay at home moms have about being condescended to or unappreciated.
But I also like the hope they represent that they can get to know each other as adults.
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I love Mom telling Monica that the thing that most drove her crazy about her daughter was also the thing she most admired and envied.
Redheadedgirl: This fight has been a long time in coming. Mothers and expectations and all of it. CarrieS: Hey Quincy, we have matching knee scars! Redheadedgirl: Bro, you fucked up your knee by grandstanding?
At least when I tore my ACL I was trying to do an actual thing, not hanging off a basket for no reason. Having to leave at 11 on one night does not equal not being there for someone.
Sarah: I am with you exactly. Figure out all the discord? Though the ending made it clear that they did. And holy wow. I get why people love this film — you can watch it fifty times, I bet, and see more details each time, catch nuances that reveal themselves with familiarity — like their relationship.
Seriously, I have no objectivity at this moment. Why the hell did I wait so long to see that movie? CarrieS: I agree about rewatching! Even on a single watch, I found myself watching the movie in a lot of different ways.
As the stay-at-home mom of an athletic daughter, I watched it through the lens of a parent. I watched it as a romance. I watched it as a coming of age story.