• PG-13, 1 hr. 31 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Jesse Vaughan
    In Theaters:
    Jun 18, 2002 Wide
    On DVD:
    Nov 19, 2002
  • Warner Bros.


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Juwanna Mann Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Cross-dressing sports comedy has lockerroom humor.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

December 24, 2010
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review

This movie is about a man in drag, but it's far from being a drag itself.

Full Review Source: 3BlackChicks Review | Original Score: 4/5

July 9, 2002
David Noh
Film Journal International

The movie is populated by enough agreeable performers to keep it watchable.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

June 29, 2002
Ray Conlogue
Globe and Mail
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Here's a truly novel sports film: It actually has a script, decent acting, sympathetic characters. And it's fun.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

June 21, 2002
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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A sloppy, amusing comedy that proceeds from a stunningly unoriginal premise.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 21, 2002
Steve Simels
TV Guide's Movie Guide

On its own staggeringly unoriginal terms, this gender-bending comedy is generally quite funny.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 20, 2002
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

If you know the premise of this movie, you know the plot and you undoubtedly know the jokes.

| Original Score: 3/5

June 20, 2002
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

If you're willing to make like an amnesiac and buy the silly plot, there's fun to be had.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 20, 2002
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 2/5

August 7, 2008
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 2/4

March 10, 2007
Ted Shen
Chicago Reader
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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.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

February 27, 2007
David Germain
Associated Press
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The movie is sloppily edited, the gags limply staged, the dialogue and jokes stiff and stale. Even the action on the basketball court is unimaginative and boring.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

February 27, 2007
Anna Smith
Empire Magazine

As limp as it is lazy.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

December 30, 2006
Anna Smith
Time Out
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An unpersuasive moral journey, with a smattering of laughs, that fails to justify the insulting premise that only a man can help the ladies win at both basketball and love.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Andrew Manning
Radio Free Entertainment

Bogus and wickedly unoriginal.

| Original Score: 2/10

January 15, 2004
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...about as exciting to watch as two last-place basketball teams playing one another on the final day of the season.

| Original Score: 4/10

November 26, 2002
Peter Bradshaw

Some like it lukewarm in this tale.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 2/5

November 19, 2002
Paul Malcolm
L.A. Weekly
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Vaughan brings such disregard to the film that its pedestrian on-court action might as well have been shot from the bleacher seats.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

November 18, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer

It's hard to know what to make of a film such as this, with its implicit message that it takes men to empower women in sports.

Full Review Source: Cincinnati Enquirer | Original Score: 1.5/4

October 15, 2002


The referee should have cried 'foul' on this long before it hit the screens.

Full Review Source: FilmFour.com

October 6, 2002

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
October 18, 2008


November 14, 2002

Boston Phoenix
June 29, 2002
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