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Juwanna Mann (2002)



Critic Consensus: With its tired premise, Juwanna Mann's jokes fall flat.

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It's Big Momma's House on the three-point line in this broad farce, which marks the leading man/woman debut of longtime character actor Miguel A. Nunez. Nunez stars as Jamal Jefferies, a hotheaded pro basketball player whose on-court antics and quick temper get him booted from the league altogether. Faster than you can say Dennis Rodman, Jamal has transformed himself into the busty Juwanna Mann in order to be a forward for a high-intensity team in the WUBA league, the Charlotte Banshees. Behind the doors of the womens' lockerroom, Jamal unexpectedly falls for Michelle Langford (Vivica A. Fox), the team's no-nonsense captain. But prosthetic breasts and false eyelashes aren't the only thing preventing Jamal from finding true love with Michelle: there's also the problem of her aggressive, two-timing boyfriend, Romeo (Ginuwine), not to mention the unwanted advances Juwanna gets from a skanky rapper named Puff Smokey Smoke (Tom Davidson).

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Miguel A. Núñez Jr.
as Jamal Jeffries/Juwanna Mann
Vivica A. Fox
as Michelle Langford
Tommy Davidson
as Puff Smokey Smoke
Kevin Pollak
as Lorne Daniels
as Romeo
Kim Wayans
as Latisha Jansen
Lil' Kim
as Tina Parker
Muggsy Bogues
as Andrew Stewart
Annie Corley
as Coach Rivers
Jenifer Lewis
as Aunt Ruby
Heather Quella
as Magda Rowonowitch
Angela Cossey
as Natalie Kemper
Itoro Coleman
as Debbie Scruggs
Angie Cossey
as Natalie Kemper
Terry Loughlin
as Commissioner
Bonnie Johnson
as Lorne's Secretary
Tammi Reiss
as Vicki Sanchez
Tyrone "Mugsy" Bogues
as Stewart, Andrew
Vickie Sanchez
as Tammi Reiss
Magda Rowonowitch
as Heather Quella
Chris Myers
as Himself
Kenny Albert
as himself
Katy Steding
as herself
Jay Leno
as himself
Reginald Coles III
as Beat Player Kerns
Ric Reitz
as Beat Coach
Andrew Kenny
as Autograph Kid
Brittani Warrick
as Young Girl
Mert Hatfield
as Arbitrator
Jaclyn Dahm
as Triplet #1
Erica Dahm
as Triplet #2
Nicole Dahm
as Triplet #3
Lance Krall
as Asian Guy
Eddie Rouse
as Moving Man
Everett Summers
as WUBA Referee
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Critic Reviews for Juwanna Mann

All Critics (83) | Top Critics (29)

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.

February 27, 2007 | Full Review…

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.

February 27, 2007

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.

February 9, 2006
Top Critic

Some like it lukewarm in this tale.

November 19, 2002 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

This mess of a movie is nothing short of a travesty of a transvestite comedy.

September 23, 2002 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

A Tootsie-role sports farce that's a drag in every which way.

July 3, 2002 | Rating: D | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Juwanna Mann

Miguel A. Nunez plays Jamal Jeffries, a NBA bad boy whose court antics are so outrageous; he gets booted out the league so he decides to dress as a woman and join the WNBA. To his surprise, he makes it but ends up starting to fall for his teammate, Michelle (played by Vivica A. Fox.) The rest of the movie is hilarious fun. Miguel A. Nunez JR. does great as Jamal Jeffries/Juwanna Mann and does a brilliant job of imitating a woman. The movie is kind of predictable though but it has some funny moments and some cute parts.

Deb S
Deb S

Super Reviewer

This movie was funny, but really had no point at all. Just a silly movie for when you wanna laugh I guess.


Super Reviewer

Hilarious! Miguel A. Nunez Jr. is fantastic. This movie leaves you laughing hard. Ginuwine does a guest appearance, a pretty interesting role.

Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer

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