• PG, 1 hr. 41 min.
  • Comedy, Romance
  • Directed By:
    Sanaa Hamri
    In Theaters:
    May 14, 2010 Wide
    On DVD:
    Sep 14, 2010
  • 20th Century Fox

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Just Wright Reviews

A.O. Scott
At the Movies
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I like this movie a lot.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

May 17, 2010
Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail
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Technically speaking, this is a romantic sports comedy. We don't get many films in which these elements work well as a team.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

May 14, 2010
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Intersperses the suds with zippy basketball sequences that feature NBA pros, and a hip-hop soundtrack that steers the film to a mild, steady beat.

| Original Score: 3/5

May 14, 2010
Tom Long
Detroit News
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You can almost see the studio accountants counting the demographic hot spots Just Wright should connect with as the movie reels by.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: C-

May 14, 2010
Mary F. Pols
MSN Movies
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Just Wright is an easy enough way to pass an afternoon, and it is refreshing to see a plus-sized woman on screen that isn't, for one second, fretting about her weight.

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 3/5

May 14, 2010
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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Latifah and Common create something that's all too rare in contemporary romantic comedies, and that's the sense that their characters actually, you know, like each other.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 2/4

May 14, 2010
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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A very rare contemporary romantic comedy that doesn't succumb to terminal stupidity.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

May 14, 2010
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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It's one thing for a romantic comedy to be predictable -- they all end at the same destination, after all. But it's quite another thing to be predictable at every twist and turn of the story.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

May 14, 2010
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
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Spare me another movie in which a gorgeous size-2 actress spends two hours complaining she can't snare a man. That Latifah is beautiful but accessible makes her all the more likable.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2/4

May 13, 2010
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Queen Latifah made a remarkably natural transition from hip-hop to acting. Such is not the case for rap star Common. Though he looks great on camera, his acting abilities are limited.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2/4

May 13, 2010
Jason Anderson
Toronto Star
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Writer Michael Elliot and director Sanaa Hamri may serve up the same old fairy tale but at least they do so with some enthusiasm for the task and much affection for the characters. And for that, viewers can feel grateful.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 13, 2010
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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Latifah has talent and personality to spare, so it would be great to see her taking on more romantic roles. But to sell herself short in the process? Clearly, even she knows that's just wrong.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

May 13, 2010
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Even the title announces, "We're not really making an effort here."

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 13, 2010
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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Just Wright has the right actress -- in the wrong movie.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2/4

May 13, 2010
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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Just Wright is as formulaic as they come, but at its core is a surprisingly tender romantic drama about two people falling in love in what feels gratifyingly like real-time.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 13, 2010
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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Lest anyone need a reminder that conflict is the engine of drama, Just Wright provides a blandly agreeable one.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C

May 13, 2010
Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
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Queen Latifah's warmth has boosted middling movies like "Beauty Shop" and "Last Holiday," but she and costar Common can't strike enough sparks to ignite this weak romantic comedy.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

May 13, 2010
Kevin C. Johnson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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The been-there, done-that nature of the plot doesn't take away from the undeniable sweetness found in Just Wright.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 3/4

May 13, 2010
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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I like this film in part because it doesn't go full-cornball until the last quarter, and along the way, it actually finds ways to make everyone on-screen a human being.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

May 13, 2010
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Sure, the movie is a formula. A formula that works reminds us of why it became a formula.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

May 13, 2010
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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The movie is a rigged game of clichés and platitudes, but fans will be pleased by additional proof that Latifah is a lovable Queen but not a pampered princess.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

May 12, 2010
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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Just Wright is probably best thought of as a fairy tale, from start to finish. It's just not a very good one.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 2/5

May 12, 2010
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Since the frisson of conflict is what makes movies work, Just Wright flounders, slick as an NBA commercial, pretty as a Jersey-in-spring postcard.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 12, 2010
Lisa Rosman
Time Out New York
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Although it's replete with solid supporting players and even stronger goodwill, Just Wright buckles under the burden of its pure intentions. Too many auxiliary, moralizing plot points and characters are picked up, only to be suddenly dropped.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

May 12, 2010
Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
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That absolutely no chemistry exists between them as love interests is the first of the many flaws in a film that also demands we believe the New Jersey Nets could become Eastern Conference champions.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

May 11, 2010
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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You know these two are meant to be together, and the de rigueur obstacles that stand in their way are visible from a mile off.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

May 11, 2010
Andrew Barker
Variety
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Painting by numbers often gets a bad rap: While it takes little originality to fill in the romantic-comedy blanks, even a simple, competent job can sometimes feel like a breath of fresh air.

Full Review Source: Variety

May 10, 2010
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
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Just trite.

May 10, 2010
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