Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Rhea Perlman, Fredro Starr, Carol Kane, Terrence Howard, Camille Saviola
Director: Steve Gomer
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Sports
A white school teacher takes over a talented, but undisciplined black high school basketball team and turns them into a winning team.
The movie gets five stars
vashti1999 | Jamaica, New York USA | 07/10/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"But the dvd gets only 3 from me, so it averages out to a 4 star release. I was happy when I found out one of my favorite movies was coming out on dvd. A story about overcoming differences; the white female coaching the young, black, inner-city basketball team. There's tension in the beginning because they're unfamiliar with each other, but they learn to work together and end up finding success. Yeah, it may seem like something you've seen before, yeah it may be predictable. But so what? That doesn't mean it's not good. I think the movie did a good job of making the viewer care about and root for the characters, especially Fredro Starr's character, Shorty Dowop. He showed that ruffnecks could be sensitive and have feelings as well as forties. Basically, I love the movie, but the dvd is only in full screen, not wide screen. It would have been nice to have a choice. The only extras are trailers for Race The Sun, Higher Learning and Sunset Park. A music video, filmographies or commentary would have been nice as well, but Columbia/Tristar's low frills dvd treatment prevents me from giving it a perfect score."
Bad Enough to Start Race Riots
kelly | 01/04/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Rhea Perlman, a short white woman, is going to teach basketball to her towering Black high school students. And even though she knows nothing about hasketball she can still turn them into winners because she's White and sensitive and wants to be their "sistah." Gag me. This whole movie is completely insulting to people of all races. The director seems so sure he can sell a hip-hop basketball movie this bad to "those people" that he doesn't even bother to hide his apparent distaste for them. Avoid at all costs!"
Cute little movie
kelly | NJ | 01/17/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Like I said, it's a cute little movie. I didn't think it stereotypical and I'm Black. It wasn't the usual "White person comes into the ghetto and saves the day". The Coach and the Kids all grew and helped each other. It's a fun feel good flick; enjoy it for what it's worth."
kelly | 02/09/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Its an ok movie good story, but if your a true basketball fan i definatly reconmend Above The Rim it has a better story and its just a better movie overall. Good movie if your a fan of the genre."