Just Wright (2010)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Romance, Sport  |  14 May 2010 (USA)
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A physical therapist falls for the basketball player she is helping recover from a career-threatening injury.



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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? Written by Fox Searclight Pictures

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Rated PG for some suggestive material and brief language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 May 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dogru Hamle  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$8,284,989 (USA) (14 May 2010)


$21,520,719 (USA) (30 July 2010)

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John Legend:  Nets fan cheering courtside when McKnight is injured. See more »


In a scene in which McKnight says he's been trying to reach Morgan all day and is told she's been shopping, he and Leslie watch a report from "Mike & Mike in the Morning" on ESPN. The Mike & Mike Show airs live from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Therefore, McKnight could not have been trying "all day" to reach her nor could she have been shopping long. See more »


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30 March 2011 | by (New Hampshire) – See all my reviews

"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.

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