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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

In this game every shot counts.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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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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

Scott McNight injures his knee in the All-Star game which is held in February. However, all of the outdoor scenes in New York that follow were obviously shot during the summer. See more »

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Featured in Great Movie Mistakes III: Not in 3D (2011) See more »

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Feet on Fire
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Just good enough for fans of basketball and romantic comedies
16 September 2010 | by napierslogsSee all my reviews

Basketball and romantic comedy is a weird mix, but I happen to like both, so "Just Wright" worked for me. I'm concerned the producers probably thought that they were going to get the male sports market AND the female romance market, but they are very wrong on that. Too much corny romance for most male viewers and too many basketball references for most female viewers. This can probably only be enjoyed by romantic comedy fans who also like the sport of basketball.

The romantic comedy angle was very formulaic and obtuse. The entire story was laid out from the very beginning, and even earlier than that - it was all in the trailer. There was little depth to the characters and no depth to the situations. No laughs, no tears, but a few smiles.

If you won't get too pained by how obvious the story is, there are some positives. I enjoyed Queen Latifah and, surprisingly, the rapper Common was very enjoyable too. They both came across as likable people whom I wanted to succeed. The slim vs. fat conflicts were kept to a minimum because they aren't their weight, they are people. And, again surprisingly, there was even attempted thought put into the psychology of sports injuries. Although there is almost nothing new in "Just Wright", there is enough to keep fans watching.


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