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MPAA rating: R
Genre: Drama
"The movie faces a losing battle of its own creation." -- Desson Howe, Weekend. "Everything has been modernized except for the characters, and that's this movie's tragic flaw." -- Rita Kempley, Style.
Starring: Mekhi Phifer, Rain Phoenix, Josh Hartnett, Elden Henson, Julia Stiles
Director: Tim Blake Nelson
Running time: 1:31
Release: Opened Aug 31, 2001
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Editorial Review

Deep in the American South, NBA hopeful Odin James is the only black student at an elite private school. Playing point guard, Odin is a basketball scout's dream, possessing the talent to go straight from high school to the pros. Odin not only enjoys widespread popularity with the students, he is dating the beautiful Desi Brable, daughter of Dean Brable. Odin's best friend, Hugo Goulding, is a starting forward on the basketball team and the son of Coach Duke Goulding. Hugo is bitterly envious of Odin and the attention he receives from the coach and everyone else. Placed in the role of Odin's confidante, Hugo is, in reality, seeking to destroy his friend. Striking at the very core of Odin's soul, Hugo convinces him that Desi is having an affair with another member of the basketball team, Michael Casio. As the basketball season comes to a dramatic finish, conflict among the friends escalates into irrevocable tragedy when Hugo executes a plan prompting Odin to throw away all he cares about most.-