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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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Sanaa Hamri

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Michael Elliot
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Queen Latifah ... Leslie Wright
Common ... Scott McKnight
Paula Patton ... Morgan Alexander
James Pickens Jr. ... Lloyd Wright
Phylicia Rashad ... Ella McKnight
Pam Grier ... Janice Wright
Laz Alonso ... Mark Matthews
Mehcad Brooks ... Angelo Bembrey
Michael Landes ... Nelson Kaspian
Dwight Howard ... Himself
Dwyane Wade ... Himself
Rashard Lewis Rashard Lewis ... Himself
Bobby Simmons Jr. Bobby Simmons Jr. ... Himself
Jalen Rose ... Himself
Rajon Rondo Rajon Rondo ... Himself
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Просто Райт See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,284,989, 16 May 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$21,520,719, 1 August 2010
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The original shoot of the movie featured a cameo by Lawrence Frank, Head Coach of the Nets. However, after starting the 2009-10 NBA season 0-16, Frank was fired by the Nets, so the filmmakers had Nets Assistant Coach Jim Sann play the Head Coach. During some scenes Frank is still visible. See more »

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After Leslie gives Scott some encouragement during his first game back, Lawrence Frank, who was the Head Coach of the Nets, is visible in the huddle. Frank was edited out of the movie after the Nets fired him in November 2010. See more »

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Queen Latifah made the film worth watching.
14 June 2010 | by zactacSee all my reviews

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.


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