writer: Michael Elliot

Just Wright

This movie has a lot going for it. It features a fine performance from Queen Latifah as Leslie Wright, a physical therapist who has a down-to-earth charm and has dated too many men who consider her "a good friend." When NBA star Scott McKnight (Common) meets her by chance at a gas station, he [...]

Like Mike – Edited

December 3, 2004

Dove Approved for All Ages

I really enjoyed this movie. The whole plot was fresh and exciting. A kid who lives in a foster home seems to never catch a break. But he finds Michael Jordan's shoes and suddenly he can play like the pros. For him this is a chance of a lifetime, and he can escape the terrible foster home he lives [...]

Like Mike – Filtered

December 10, 2002

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Like Mike" is a cute movie about a boy, Calvin Cambridge, who lives in an orphanage in San Francisco. He loves and dreams the game of basketball and knows it inside and out, but he has no talent when it comes to playing the game. It ends up being his lucky day when someone donates an old pair of [...]

Like Mike

December 10, 2002

Dove Approved for All Ages

"Like Mike" is not really a basketball story – it’s about the plight of older children trapped in orphanages or foster homes with little hope for adoption into a family. But Calvin and his fellow orphans are “family” and that family feels threatened when Calvin becomes famous. Instead of [...]