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Just Wright (2010)

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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

Writer:

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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In this game every shot counts.

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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 »

Goofs

When Scott visited Leslie's house for the first time - looking for Morgan, Morgan was still in bed with a stuffed animal in her arms. That stuffed animal disappeared into thin air once she began to roll over and look out of the window to discover Scott's car. See more »

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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 24 September 2014 (2014) See more »

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Written and Performed by Curt Harpel
Courtesy of SSPMC, LLC
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A VERY predictable but also a very charming story!
10 October 2010 | by dudedazzreviewsSee all my reviews

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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