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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.

Director:

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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Trivia

Paolo Montalban: The Sommelier at Restaurant who asked to Scott McKnight and Morgan Alexander. 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 »

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Referenced in Shark Tank: Episode #6.1 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Next Time (Just Wright Version)
Written by Karriem Riggins (as K. Riggins), Common (as L. Lynn), Harry Ray (as H. Ray), Al Goodman (as A. Goodman) and Walter Lee Morris (as W. Morris)
Performed by Common featuring Queen Latifah
Common appears courtesy of Think Common Music Inc.
Queen Latifah appears courtesy of Flavor Unit Records
(contains excerpts from "Next Time That I See You", performed by The Moments, courtesy of Robinson Music Group)
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Not right
16 May 2010 | by jdesandoSee all my reviews

I learn something new every day: For instance, I would have thought the out-sized Queen Latifah could save any film by the force of her wry smile. In Just Wright, as physical therapist Leslie Wright she smiles a bit, not enough really, but she flashes no wit or sass except in a brief scene with Phylicia Rashad as the mother of NBS star Scott McKnight (Common). The film is like a Catholic basketball league next to the NBA. There's really no comparison.

Leslie falls for the star while she attends to his injury; her adopted sister, Morgan (Paula Patton) has the looks to catch the much too introspective and vulnerable prize, especially as she makes it her job to become am NBA trophy wife. Unfortunately, the outcome fits the title just right, and the formulaic steps are never varied by director Sanaa Hamri.

At 6'2," Common just about makes it as a guard; at 5'10"and some serious weight, Latifah almost overpowers him (in heels she does). I had a hard time keeping all the imbalances from making me feel imbalanced about the film, whose lack of dramatic challenges and surprises leaves me feeling as if I need the therapy as well to remember what engaging romantic comedy really is. The humorous complexities of a Judd Apatow Knocked UP are absent.

But the film is briefly saved by Latifah's presence, Common's ability to project pain, and Patton's beauty. Unfortunately the only winner is the casting director.


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