Reviews for Just Wright ( 2010 ) 720p

Queen Latifah and Common

By: SnoopyStyle
Leslie Wright (Queen Latifah) is a straight arrow physical therapist. The Jersey girl drives a crappy car and is always in the friendzone. She lives with her manipulative godsister Morgan (Paula Patton) who is working on becoming an NBA wife. Leslie is an avid New Jersey Nets fan. She befriends Nets star Scott McKnight (Common) and he invites her to his birthday party. She brings Morgan along and Scott falls for Morgan. They plan to get married. Scott gets a possible career ending injury and Morgan abandons him. Leslie helps him recover and that's when Morgan comes back into the picture.

In a cliché rom-com, Leslie would be played by a cute girl turned ugly by a pair of glasses. The reason this is better is that Queen Latifah is so much more. She's no shrinking violet and has personality to boot. Is the story predictable? Absolutely. That's not a real sin in my opinion for a rom-com. This genre needs to follow a certain formula. I think people are so used to the hidden beauty Leslie character to be an actual beauty queen. Queen Latifah throws a lot of people off in this role. This works because of her and Common.

Surprisingly watchable

By: juneebuggy
I actually really liked this movie even though (for me) it had three strikes against it going in. I'm not a huge fan of Queen Latifah, movies about basketball or even romantic comedies but this just had that something that hooked me. It could have had something to do with Common and with all those shirtless scenes this suddenly became very watchable.

In the end Latifah wasn't as annoying as usual and I found myself really enjoying this story about a tough talking physical therapist who gets the job of a lifetime when she is hired to rehab an injured NBA star. Shortly after, his fiancée also leaves him when it looks like his career is over, Latifah falls for him and he starts dating her sister.

Ultimately this was your usual light, predictable rom-com with moments of humour but it also had a great cast attached; Phylicia Rashad, Paula Patton, it was also nice to see Pam Grier (briefly) and 'Greys Anatomy' chief (James Pickens Jr) outside of the hospital. There wasn't a whole lot of chemistry between our leads but this was still a very sweet movie. 08.13

Love the MOVIE

By: austinzettie
I really enjoyed the movie I have watched the movie more than 6 times it is a big change from watching shoot em ups I get tired of them and for the person who said COMMON could not act act who are they to judge can you act I think he did portray the average Basketball baller he played a regular guy. that's the way they talk,dress,an act, He played it very well I would like it if they made a #2 of this movie I could watch him all night and I'm in my sixties. After listening to the song THE MORE I SEE YOU I purchased it on line also by Nat Cole version I just think we need more films like this instead of all the shooting and and stupid romps that are on the screen I think the film was THE BOMB DOT COM. The movie portrayed the average Basketball player of today their total look on and off the court I liked the idea of Queen playing a trainer which is a job field becoming widely acknowledged
By: Tom Smith
"Just Wright" was "just bad". I'm sorry to say I gave up after watchingover 1 hour 20 minutes of the film (there were about 20 minutes left).And I love basketball themed films.

Pam Grier (minimal screen time) is one of my favorite actresses andQueen Latifah is always excellent. But this was as lame as movies get.My guess is that between the poor writing (or was there no writing andthe actors were allowed to improvise the whole script) and lack of anydirection they couldn't pull off a save.

It was clear that Common has had zero acting classes and it sorelyshowed. He was un"Common"ly bad and should stick to the music that'smaking him money. His best acting was when he feigned an injury on thecourt and when he was flying a toy helicopter. Common should fire hismanager for setting him up to crash and burn so badly.

I've always liked Phylicia Rashad as she always does a great job.Unfortunately she didn't have enough screen time to make a differencein this movie either. With Pam Grier and Phylicia Rashad having solittle screen time, that left it all to Queen Latifah to carry theweight of the entire failing movie. And she did a truly admirable jobof carrying the entire movie. But no one, no matter how good, couldsucceed when such a poorly written script and bad (or lack of) actingsurrounded them, stacking the odds so badly against them.

Honestly, if Pam Grier, Queen Latifah and Phylicia Rashad were allowedto create their own improvised script (since there was no real scriptanyway) on anything they wanted and with no direction (and it alsoseemed like there was no direction anyway), I'm sure this movie wouldhave come out better than it did.

If you recorded this, save yourself and hit the delete button. Therewas a nice concept, but no one wrote a script or gave any direction tothis film.

Save yourself and watch something else.

By: tsmithjr
"Just Wright" was "just bad". I'm sorry to say I gave up after watching over 1 hour 20 minutes of the film (there were about 20 minutes left). And I love basketball themed films.

Pam Grier (minimal screen time) is one of my favorite actresses and Queen Latifah is always excellent. But this was as lame as movies get. My guess is that between the poor writing (or was there no writing and the actors were allowed to improvise the whole script) and lack of any direction they couldn't pull off a save.

It was clear that Common has had zero acting classes and it sorely showed. He was un"Common"ly bad and should stick to the music that's making him money. His best acting was when he feigned an injury on the court and when he was flying a toy helicopter. Common should fire his manager for setting him up to crash and burn so badly.

I've always liked Phylicia Rashad as she always does a great job. Unfortunately she didn't have enough screen time to make a difference in this movie either. With Pam Grier and Phylicia Rashad having so little screen time, that left it all to Queen Latifah to carry the weight of the entire failing movie. And she did a truly admirable job of carrying the entire movie. But no one, no matter how good, could succeed when such a poorly written script and bad (or lack of) acting surrounded them, stacking the odds so badly against them.

Honestly, if Pam Grier, Queen Latifah and Phylicia Rashad were allowed to create their own improvised script (since there was no real script anyway) on anything they wanted and with no direction (and it also seemed like there was no direction anyway), I'm sure this movie would have come out better than it did.

If you recorded this, save yourself and hit the delete button. There was a nice concept, but no one wrote a script or gave any direction to this film.

Queen Latifah should stick to musicals.

By: MLDinTN
The main problem with this romance movie was that the 2 leads didn't have a whole lot of chemistry. Sorry, but Queen Latifah is not believable as a 35 year old looking for Mr. Right. First of all, she looks older and is older than 35. Could they have not used her real age? And we all know she isn't looking for a mister. She is best as the best friend in a movie like this. Common, the rapper playing the basketball player, was OK, but is definitely wooden when it comes to acting.

The movie plays sort of like a Cinderella story, but I'm afraid it's not going to come true for most. Paula Patton plays the gold digger best friend and is so shallow. They should have used her character more for more laughs.

FINAL VERDICT: I'd skip it.

The cast tries hard, especially Latifah. Clearly they are defeated by a weak script

By: callanvass
(Credit IMDb) Leslie Wright is a straight-shooting physical therapist who gets the gig of a lifetime working with NBA All-Star Scott McKnight. All is going well until Leslie finds herself falling for Scott, forcing her to choose between the gig and the tug-of-war inside her heart. Oblivious to her romantic overtures, McKnight is instead drawn to the affections of Leslie's childhood friend Morgan, who has her sights set on being an NBA trophy wife. Is Leslie destined to play the role of "best friend" forever or will Scott finally see that what he always wanted is right in front of him?

I actually enjoyed bits and pieces of this movie, it was really starting off well, but it didn't take long to head into a downward spiral. I like the fact for once both love interests intentions are honorable and such, but it was all too predictable. For starters, it's possible yes, but am I really supposed to believe a big star like Scott McKnight (Common) could be that nice? It just felt a bit too dreamy to me, and while I think it would be lovely for today's world, I really don't see that happening. The performances aren't a question, in fact it's arguable that all of them were either above average or great, it's just the script is too phony and a bit too weak. The finale itself also reeks of clichés, and turns into your typical Romance ending.

The Acting. Queen Latifah is purely the heart of this film. She clearly put every ounce of effort she had in this movie, and it shows. Her performance is electrifying and full of energy and charisma, but the script just doesn't back all that up unfortunately. She is everything a Woman should be in this world, and she pulled it off with conviction and believability. Common himself is also pretty good, not as good as Latifah, but good. He's charmingly nice (Bit too nice if you ask me) and did as much as he could, while having competent and believable chemistry with Latifah. Paula Patton plays her deceiving, greedy role to a T, showing a little heart at the end. Pickens Jr. Rashad (Of Cosby fame) and Pam Grier do well as the respected parents. Dwight Howard, Dwayne Wade has amusing cameos.

Bottom line. I didn't mind this, and it kept me watching. But it could have been so much more, and it deserved more with all the effort the cast gave to it. Watch it just for Latifah, her performance is worth the price of admission.

5 ? /10
By: bob the moo
Both Leslie Wright and cousin Morgan Alexander are big Nets fans;however while Leslie is a fan of the team, Morgan is more interested inlanding herself a husband and becoming a NBA-wife. When Leslie chancesupon a meeting at a gas station with loyal Nets point guard ScottMcKnight, she gets an invite to his birthday party and of course Morgansprings into action. Morgan has the looks to capture her man but Leslieappears to have more in common with him. When Scott gets injured,Leslie is employed as live-in physiotherapist supporting his attemptsto save his NBA career.

I didn't expect Just Wright to be a great film but I was happy to meetit on its own genre ground and play by its rules. The reason for thiswas my ongoing interest in Common's acting career; this is perhapsfounded in bitterness since he has only done one album since he startedfocusing on the acting (and it was rubbish) – so I'm keen to see theprojects that make the loss (IMO) of such a great artist worthwhile.Since he was the leading man here I thought perhaps this would be theone. The problems with it start immediately as the plot is overlymessy, getting a lot of establishment done very quickly – meetingScott, proposing to Morgan, getting injured, getting Leslie into thejob; all work done just to get to the "once they spend time togetherthey find one another" part of the film that we all know is coming.This rather serious and rapid stuff gives the first half of the film anoverly earnest air that it doesn't warrant, can't carry and neverescapes.

The second half of the film see the film become about the professionalcouple of Leslie and Scott and this focuses on them being together andfinding a chemistry. It is obvious and a bit cheesy but it is what thewhole film should have been like (and the film be only 90 minutes longas well). However this is not to say that this part is particularlygood either – the main problem is that the material is not particularlyinspired, nor is it particularly charming. It is this second qualitythat is missing most because this sort of film needs charm to make theformula work. Sadly the material doesn't produce it and the chemistrybetween the two leads is not all it should be.

This is not down to Latifah though, because she works her sparkle forevery last drop – she literally gives 100% in every scene and it doesshow. Common, on the other hand, misjudges his material – partlybecause he has to deal with more of the "earnest plotting" in the firsthalf. He carries his character too serious and too earnestly to get themood right. He works "OK" with Latifah but the chemistry just doesn'twork as well as it should and it is partly his fault. Patton looks gooddespite having a terrible character who is all about being a plotdevice in the weaker first half. Meanwhile the cast is packed withfaces from black entertainment (Rashad, Grier) and lots of NBA playersshowing up – presumably to make the film more marketable thanks totheir presence.

Just Wright does start to get a bit better in the second half when themessy and serious plot setting is done and Latifah's sheer work-ratestarts to win the viewer over, but she cannot do it alone and indeedshe doesn't. It is not an awful film but it should have been moreformula focused, stayed closely to the genre and have delivered thematerial to match the effort put in by Latifah. Sadly this is anotherfilm that makes Universal Mind Control feel like an even worse albumthan it was.
By: Dazz Camponi (dudedazzreviews@hotmail.co.uk)
Queen Latifah shows us everything she's got in Just Wright, a charmingromantic comedy about finding true love right in front of you. JustWright is about Leslie Wright, a physical therapist who is also amassive basketball fan and so, when she gets the opportunity to becomeScott McKnight's physical therapist, she is over the moon. The onlything is, Leslie wants their relationship to be more than professional,however her cousin Morgan wants to be a wife to any basketball playerand her eyes are on Scott. So as you would expect, Just Wright is yetanother predictable and cliché romantic comedy, however this isdifferent as this is actually very enjoyable. The greatest qualityabout the movie is the story. Even though it's predictable from thefirst sixty seconds of the movie and had many rom-com clichés, itdoesn't spoil the movie because the story was just very charming and isone of those heart-warming stories that will make you smile all thetime. This isn't one of your usual Zellwegger romantic comedies where aditzy woman falls in love with her perfect guy who she clapped eyes onin the first minute and slapstick comedy ensues. This is about aprofessional relationship growing into friendship growing intosomething more without the use of the woman falling over every tenseconds or getting out her over-sized knickers to get laughs, which isanother quality I loved about Just Wright. The comedy used in JustWright is basically through charm, the lines that Queen Latifah andCommon's characters use can make you giggle in some parts. The actingwas good and was a massive strength of the movie and Queen Latifah andCommon stand out from the entire cast with their marvellousperformances as their characters. The chemistry between Queen Latifahand Comm0n was brilliant and very believable.

The characters were written well and they actually had personalities,which is a little unusual to see in romantic comedies considering thatmost rom-coms have one-dimensional personalities. Just Wright reallyshould have sunk with the very predictable story and theromantic-comedy clichés but writer Michael Elliot and director SanaaHamri have made it work and have both done a great job on this movie,you can tell the attention has been put into it. The movie might bepredictable but it works because of the charm and the likable leads.Queen Latifah and Common both have done a great job in playing theircharacters and adding charm to the movie. Some people may think JustWright is another one of those movies that mixes predictableromantic-comedies with sport and while they might be right, the movieis much more than that. With charming performances and a good storyalong with it, this beats quite a few movies in its genre.

I don't have anything bad to say about Just Wright, it's one of thosemovies that's good to watch because of it's nice and charming story andcharacters. Also, another thing that I loved about Just Wright is thefact that the leads are different to the usual characters you see inromantic-comedy movies and shows that love comes in all shapes andsizes, which was a nice change to see. Overall, this is a good littlemovie to see and not take seriously. It's very predictable and you'llmore than likely guess everything within the first minute of the moviebut it's such a charming movie and the story is a good story to follow.If you like Queen Latifah as an actress, then you need to watch this asshe gives out a very good performance. This is definitely different tothe other romantic-comedies that you see today and it's a welcomingchange. To those who plan on making romantic-comedy movies, take a leafout of this movie's book as the film was what the movie title suggests.

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A VERY predictable but also a very charming story!

By: Dazz Camponi
Queen Latifah shows us everything she's got in Just Wright, a charming romantic comedy about finding true love right in front of you. Just Wright is about Leslie Wright, a physical therapist who is also a massive basketball fan and so, when she gets the opportunity to become Scott McKnight's physical therapist, she is over the moon. The only thing is, Leslie wants their relationship to be more than professional, however her cousin Morgan wants to be a wife to any basketball player and her eyes are on Scott. So as you would expect, Just Wright is yet another predictable and cliché romantic comedy, however this is different as this is actually very enjoyable. The greatest quality about the movie is the story. Even though it's predictable from the first sixty seconds of the movie and had many rom-com clichés, it doesn't spoil the movie because the story was just very charming and is one of those heart-warming stories that will make you smile all the time. This isn't one of your usual Zellwegger romantic comedies where a ditzy woman falls in love with her perfect guy who she clapped eyes on in the first minute and slapstick comedy ensues. This is about a professional relationship growing into friendship growing into something more without the use of the woman falling over every ten seconds or getting out her over-sized knickers to get laughs, which is another quality I loved about Just Wright. The comedy used in Just Wright is basically through charm, the lines that Queen Latifah and Common's characters use can make you giggle in some parts. The acting was good and was a massive strength of the movie and Queen Latifah and Common stand out from the entire cast with their marvellous performances as their characters. The chemistry between Queen Latifah and Comm0n was brilliant and very believable.

The characters were written well and they actually had personalities, which is a little unusual to see in romantic comedies considering that most rom-coms have one-dimensional personalities. Just Wright really should have sunk with the very predictable story and the romantic-comedy clichés but writer Michael Elliot and director Sanaa Hamri have made it work and have both done a great job on this movie, you can tell the attention has been put into it. The movie might be predictable but it works because of the charm and the likable leads. Queen Latifah and Common both have done a great job in playing their characters and adding charm to the movie. Some people may think Just Wright is another one of those movies that mixes predictable romantic-comedies with sport and while they might be right, the movie is much more than that. With charming performances and a good story along with it, this beats quite a few movies in its genre.

I don't have anything bad to say about Just Wright, it's one of those movies that's good to watch because of it's nice and charming story and characters. Also, another thing that I loved about Just Wright is the fact that the leads are different to the usual characters you see in romantic-comedy movies and shows that love comes in all shapes and sizes, which was a nice change to see. Overall, this is a good little movie to see and not take seriously. It's very predictable and you'll more than likely guess everything within the first minute of the movie but it's such a charming movie and the story is a good story to follow. If you like Queen Latifah as an actress, then you need to watch this as she gives out a very good performance. This is definitely different to the other romantic-comedies that you see today and it's a welcoming change. To those who plan on making romantic-comedy movies, take a leaf out of this movie's book as the film was what the movie title suggests.

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A VERY predictable but also a very charming story!

By: dudedazzreviews
Queen Latifah shows us everything she's got in Just Wright, a charming romantic comedy about finding true love right in front of you. Just Wright is about Leslie Wright, a physical therapist who is also a massive basketball fan and so, when she gets the opportunity to become Scott McKnight's physical therapist, she is over the moon. The only thing is, Leslie wants their relationship to be more than professional, however her cousin Morgan wants to be a wife to any basketball player and her eyes are on Scott. So as you would expect, Just Wright is yet another predictable and cliché romantic comedy, however this is different as this is actually very enjoyable. The greatest quality about the movie is the story. Even though it's predictable from the first sixty seconds of the movie and had many rom-com clichés, it doesn't spoil the movie because the story was just very charming and is one of those heart-warming stories that will make you smile all the time. This isn't one of your usual Zellwegger romantic comedies where a ditzy woman falls in love with her perfect guy who she clapped eyes on in the first minute and slapstick comedy ensues. This is about a professional relationship growing into friendship growing into something more without the use of the woman falling over every ten seconds or getting out her over-sized knickers to get laughs, which is another quality I loved about Just Wright. The comedy used in Just Wright is basically through charm, the lines that Queen Latifah and Common's characters use can make you giggle in some parts. The acting was good and was a massive strength of the movie and Queen Latifah and Common stand out from the entire cast with their marvellous performances as their characters. The chemistry between Queen Latifah and Comm0n was brilliant and very believable.

The characters were written well and they actually had personalities, which is a little unusual to see in romantic comedies considering that most rom-coms have one-dimensional personalities. Just Wright really should have sunk with the very predictable story and the romantic-comedy clichés but writer Michael Elliot and director Sanaa Hamri have made it work and have both done a great job on this movie, you can tell the attention has been put into it. The movie might be predictable but it works because of the charm and the likable leads. Queen Latifah and Common both have done a great job in playing their characters and adding charm to the movie. Some people may think Just Wright is another one of those movies that mixes predictable romantic-comedies with sport and while they might be right, the movie is much more than that. With charming performances and a good story along with it, this beats quite a few movies in its genre.

I don't have anything bad to say about Just Wright, it's one of those movies that's good to watch because of it's nice and charming story and characters. Also, another thing that I loved about Just Wright is the fact that the leads are different to the usual characters you see in romantic-comedy movies and shows that love comes in all shapes and sizes, which was a nice change to see. Overall, this is a good little movie to see and not take seriously. It's very predictable and you'll more than likely guess everything within the first minute of the movie but it's such a charming movie and the story is a good story to follow. If you like Queen Latifah as an actress, then you need to watch this as she gives out a very good performance. This is definitely different to the other romantic-comedies that you see today and it's a welcoming change. To those who plan on making romantic-comedy movies, take a leaf out of this movie's book as the film was what the movie title suggests.

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By: (effiongphilip)
I thoroughly enjoyed the spark ignited by Queen Latifah and Common inthis movie. It might be predictable like some say but which movieisn't. what i like is the fact that Common is the kinda guy we don'thave too many of nowadays. i watched it over six times and still didnot get bored. i enjoyed it and will recommended it for your weekendmovie must watch.

The movie is about Leslie Wright who has a father that adores her but amother that believes that she should be married if she was not too tomboyish. Her mother does not hide her disdain for her looks when shechose to give her diamond earrings to Morgan (Leslie's god sister) towear on the day of Scott Mcknight's party. However Leslie was true toherself and this eventually paid off in the end when Scott came toappreciate her for who she is and chose her instead of the gorgeousMorgan.

Sparks fly, chemistry is ignited between Leslie and Scott and for usdie-hard romantics its gonna be one of your favorite movies in a longtime to come.

basically about how true love and being true to yourself prevails in the end

By: effiongphilip
I thoroughly enjoyed the spark ignited by Queen Latifah and Common in this movie. It might be predictable like some say but which movie isn't. what i like is the fact that Common is the kinda guy we don't have too many of nowadays. i watched it over six times and still did not get bored. i enjoyed it and will recommended it for your weekend movie must watch.

The movie is about Leslie Wright who has a father that adores her but a mother that believes that she should be married if she was not too tom boyish. Her mother does not hide her disdain for her looks when she chose to give her diamond earrings to Morgan (Leslie's god sister) to wear on the day of Scott Mcknight's party. However Leslie was true to herself and this eventually paid off in the end when Scott came to appreciate her for who she is and chose her instead of the gorgeous Morgan.

Sparks fly, chemistry is ignited between Leslie and Scott and for us die-hard romantics its gonna be one of your favorite movies in a long time to come.

just wright for me

By: bejoan64
I have been a fan of the Queen before"Living Single" and a fan of Common since his name, voice and face have become so called" common place"...I am a huge b-ball fan... Celtics ,but I respect the other teams to the extent that a Boston fan respects any other team..so and also I am a huge fan of romance and realistic expectations and fulfillment of both as much as you can get in a movie. That all being said ,I really enjoyed this movie. It is not a gents flick it is a definition of chick flick...however I don't think b-ball fans will be disappointed..the game footage realistic and well played. Common and the Queen could team up again and be our next Nick and Nora Charles if they wanted..I saw their chemistry as real . Thank you for the movie and I enjoyed it... don't listen to haters and whiners ..it is worth the time spent watching. Thanks again.
By: eneyeseekaywhy
Hollywood has turned many a hip-hop artist into an actor over the pasttwo decades. Whilst some were surprisingly decent (Tupac, Mos Def andLL Cool J spring to mind), the majority were somewhat painful to watch(Eminem, 50 Cent, DMX). Queen Latifah lies in the former category,she's likable, funny and has a lot of screen presence. The same cannotbe said for her Just Wright co-star, hip-hop artist Common. In hisfirst starring role he seems to have channelled Keanu Reeves in hisheyday, stare blankly and the audience will fill in the emotion you'retrying to convey. It's somewhat surprising that his performance isstilted considering he was being guided by Sanaa Hamri, director of TheSisterhood of the travelling Pants 2........Exactly.

Latifah plays Leslie Wright, a sports physiotherapist who, wait for it,just can't seem to get a man! We know this because its explained to usroughly 14 times in the first 25 minutes. Her god-sister Morgan, playedby Paula Patton, is beautiful but shallow and the guys always seem togo for her. To quote one of Common's collaborators, Kanye West; 'She agolddigga'. Her main aim in life is to bag an NBA all-star and become aballers wife. Scott McKnight is the New Jersey Nets finest player, sowhen the two girls get invited to his exclusive birthday bash, who doesMcKnight choose but Morgan. Poor Queenie. After a whirlwind romance thetwo get engaged. All seems to be going to Morgan's plan until McKnightsuffers a possibly career ending injury. Imagining that hermulti-millionaire NBA star fiancé will somehow become penniless becauseof this, Morgan decides to leave him. In steps Leslie Wright to nursehim back to health with a Rocky style training montage. Theirblossoming romance is painfully explained to us in a scene whereMcKnight spoon-feeds Leslie some chicken soup. After his heroiccomeback game Morgan appears on the scene once again but McKnightchooses his true love. In the end they're all friends. Ah.

Whilst its not insultingly awful, Just Wright is so predictablyformulaic that you have it figured out 10 minutes in and from thereit's just a waiting game. In the Hollywood screenwriters edition ofMicrosoft Word there seems to be a template entitled 'Sports Rom-Combetween $15M and $30M'. Change the sport to Baseball and the leadactress to Drew Barrymore and you basically have The Perfect Catch.I've never been a huge fan of romantic comedies, simply because therearen't many decent ones. Just Wright makes no attempts to push the boatout or break the rom-com mould in any way. Its is the film equivalentof a pot noodle meal, whilst its edible, it has no nutritional valuewhatsoever.
By: napierslogs
Basketball and romantic comedy is a weird mix, but I happen to likeboth, so "Just Wright" worked for me. I'm concerned the producersprobably thought that they were going to get the male sports market ANDthe female romance market, but they are very wrong on that. Too muchcorny romance for most male viewers and too many basketball referencesfor most female viewers. This can probably only be enjoyed by romanticcomedy fans who also like the sport of basketball.

The romantic comedy angle was very formulaic and obtuse. The entirestory was laid out from the very beginning, and even earlier than that- it was all in the trailer. There was little depth to the charactersand no depth to the situations. No laughs, no tears, but a few smiles.

If you won't get too pained by how obvious the story is, there are somepositives. I enjoyed Queen Latifah and, surprisingly, the rapper Commonwas very enjoyable too. They both came across as likable people whom Iwanted to succeed. The slim vs. fat conflicts were kept to a minimumbecause they aren't their weight, they are people. And, againsurprisingly, there was even attempted thought put into the psychologyof sports injuries. Although there is almost nothing new in "JustWright", there is enough to keep fans watching.
By: danceability-1
Just Right now.

I saw this movie before it was released in theaters, and truly enjoyedit. I enjoyed the movie so much that I paid the second time to see it.

People could not get with Paula's character, but women we all knowsomeone just like the character she played. Out for the almighty dollarand not about the character of the man.

I thought the storyline was very refreshing, and it just goes to showwhy Queen Latifah is named QUEEN. She is truly a remarkable talent.

If you haven't seen the movie, rent the DVD when it's released or justgo ahead and buy the movie. You won't be disappointed.

danceability-1, Amsterdam Holland

Just right (perfect)

By: browna10-801-917436
I believe that this movie was one of the best I have seen yet. I add this movie to my top three favorite movies ever seen. If like me you are a sucker for romance and happiness then this is the movie for you.

The Film Just Wright is a film about Leslie Wright (Queen Latifah) trying to find the right man that completes her. Her biggest problem is that she dresses like a tomboy to make herself feel comfortable, even when she goes on dates. All the men she comes into encounter with want to be nothing more than a friend to her. Her step sister on the other hand, Morgan Alexander (Paula Patton) dresses like a super star. She is always in a dress or something skimpy. In the end Leslie finds the man that completes her Scott McKnight (Common).

Just Wright shows that as long as you are comfortable with yourself eventually you will find someone that is comfortable with you too, "looks aren't always important."

For example, Leslie is a Nets basketball fanatic, and doesn't dress to impress others she dresses to make herself feel comfortable. The scene with Leslie and Scott sitting at the piano was a deep focus shot that shows the closeness between the two of them. In the scene where Morgan closed the door shows how far apart their relationship really was in the movie.

A different technique that also brings the piano scene to show the difference between the two women is the lighting. The low key lighting in the scene with Leslie and Scott shows an intimate interaction between the two of them. Now in the scene with Morgan and Scott the lighting was very high key showing no intimacy between the two.

Another movie that shows this theme would be the movie Titanic. For example, Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet) decides to choose poor and scruffy with Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio), over rich and handsome with Caledon 'Cal' Hockley (Billy Zane). Only because Jack allowed her to open up and live life the way she wanted. Cal on the other hand wanted her to live a life of expense and class. All she wants to do was be regular and happy.

Scott in the end was able to see beyond the beauty of Morgan to the soul or Leslie. The person that truly made him happy and wasn't all about his money. A person that would be there for him, no matter what the situation, not even if he loses his career, or his money. Leslie was the woman that stayed by his side and believed in him when he didn't even believe in himself, she showed him true love.

Queen Latifah made the film worth watching.

By: zactac
I saw the story that was being told and at first I thought I'd enjoy it but I walked out of the theater with a little more emptiness than when I walked in. It felt like there was just a lot of stuff missing from the movie but it was thanks to Queen Latifah's performance that made it worth the watch.

The story is about Leslie Wright (Queen Latifah) a physical therapist who goes to a Nets game and ends up meeting her favorite basketball player Scott McKnight (Common). After she gets him hooked up with her no less than shallow friend Morgan Alexander (Paula Patton) she thinks he changed her for the better. But after he gets injured she reveals shes just the same shallow person she always was and decides to leave him. So now with the help of Leslie, Scott is having to find the strength to go on to save his career and maybe find love in process. When Morgan comes back asking for forgiveness Scott has to make a choice between the beautiful girl or the girl whose beauty shows on the outside and inside.

While the story was good and there were a few funny moments I'm afraid it really didn't do anything for me. The performance by Queen Latifah saved the movie for me while it wouldn't be my first choice its a good movie to watch just to see Queen Latifah do what she does best. But there were performances that really didn't get to me like Queen Latifah did. Common for about half way through the film was not putting on a very good show. Most of the time he would make himself look pretty naive. Like when Morgan asks for forgiveness it just looked like he didn't learn a single thing. While I have to give the character praise for being a man who still has faith in mankind even after what he goes through. I think while it was annoying to see someone be so gullible and fall for acts like those it really helped the rest of the movie by giving the character something to change about himself and add to the drama of the film. There were moments of comedy but nothing truly funny to make me laugh out loud. And I think it would've been good to see more of the problems in the relationship between Leslie and her mother something to help add to the drama of the film.

In the end the film was enjoyable maybe if it was someone else besides Queen Latifah then the movie would've been ruined for me. Every time she went off screen I wouldn't shut my eyes because I knew she'd be back in just a minute. A movie mostly meant for people who just want to see Queen Latifah at one of her best moments.

Had a lot of potential, but...

By: kahron44
It just wasn't a good movie, and the culprits, as usual, was the very poorly written script and horrendous game-play. It's hard to pinpoint one particular part of the script, because it was mostly all bad. It was bad to the point that Queen Latifah, a very credible actress, looked amateur, proving you cannot act your way out of a terrible script. Common, who was to make his mark as a leading man, had no chance in this one. I'm wondering if his star will lose a bit of luster in some regard, due to what will seem to most like bad acting - which is, again, directly related to the script. So what was wrong with the script? It was the following: unoriginal, predictable in every way, and generally not very believable. The other downer was the game-play was horrendous. Not that Common doesn't look like a ball player, but the shooting of the hoop scenes, just had no reality to them - the pacing of the games were incredibly slow, they didn't feature enough real players, and situations weren't realistic. How many die-hard Nets fans are there? Die-hard, physical therapists? That meet pro basketball players at a gas station? One of the killers was that it's highly, highly doubtful ANY player, even LeBron James, comes back from a serious knee injury, to play a game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals, and play well at that. Just not well done at all, and I was trying hard to enjoy it.
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