Absolutely ridiculous in every aspect but this at least beats Space Jam for most intense basketball scene of 1996.
Young Baz Luhrmann: "Hey mom! Look what I found in the dumpster: it's some old book!"
Mom Luhrmann: "Honey, put that thing back where you found it and get back to filming me throwing glitter at your father."
Young Baz: "But ma! It's got some superficial romance and a melodramatic tragedy of an ending and some subtle political commentary that I can wash over if not ignore completely!"
Mom: "Well, okay honey, I'll let you read it just this one…