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Juwanna Mann (2002) You know you're in for it when a movie tries to wring chuckles out of calling a hip-hop musician Puff Smokey Smoke. From "Some Like… 2002-06-21 PG-13 PT91M Comedy Sports Vivica A. Fox Miguel A. Nunez Jr. Tommy Davidson Ginuwine Lil' Kim Kevin Pollak Warner Bros.
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Juwanna Mann (2002)

MPAA Rating: PG-13

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Vivica A. Fox, Miguel A. Nunez Jr., ... | WOMEN'S STUDIES ''Juwanna'' (starring Viveca A. Fox and Nunez) gets it wrong
WOMEN'S STUDIES ''Juwanna'' (starring Viveca A. Fox and Nunez) gets it wrong
EW's GRADE
D

Details Release Date: Jun 21, 2002; Rated: PG-13; Length: 91 Minutes; Genres: Comedy, Sports; With: Vivica A. Fox and Miguel A. Nunez Jr.; Distributor: Warner Bros.

You know you're in for it when a movie tries to wring chuckles out of calling a hip-hop musician Puff Smokey Smoke. From ''Some Like It Hot'' to ''Sorority Boys,'' cross-dressing comedies have played off the essential spark of male and female difference, but Juwanna Mann, a Tootsie-role sports farce that's a drag in every which way, is too crude to even ignite the spark. When Jamal (Miguel A. Nuñez Jr.), a basketball upstart tossed off his team for bad behavior, puts on a wig and falsies and reinvents himself as Juwanna Mann, star newcomer to the all-female ''WUBA,'' his butch-boss personality is every bit as aggressive as it was before. In this case, though, the laugh is on the movie. As anyone who has peered in on the actual WNBA for five minutes knows, professional women basketball players are as tough as men. That the film treats this as a joke isn't funny -- it's the height of lame condescension.

Originally posted Jul 03, 2002