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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

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

Gross USA:

$21,540,363

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,570,263
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

The scene where Leslie meets Scott while pumping gas after the game. You are not allowed to pump your own gas in NJ and OR, so she couldn't have been doing so in East Rutherford. See more »

Quotes

Leslie Wright: He can't even open up the gas tank until I hooked him up.
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Connections

Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 12 February 2015 (2015) See more »

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The More I See You
Written by Harry Warren and Mack Gordon
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Queen Latifah and Common
26 December 2015 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

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.


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