Just Wright


Just Wright

Critics Consensus

Well-intentioned but formulaic, Just Wright has winning leads but can't overcome its preponderance of cliches.



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When NBA All-Star Scott McKnight (Common) suffers a debilitating injury, tough-talking physical therapist Leslie Wright (Queen Latifah) pulls out all the stops to get him back on his game. But their professional relationship turns personal when Leslie finds herself falling for Scott, and discovers the feeling may be mutual. Paula Patton co-stars in a romantic comedy penned by Michael Elliot and directed by Sanaa Hamri. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Queen Latifah
as Leslie Wright
as Scott McKnight
Paula Patton
as Morgan Alexander
Phylicia Rashad
as Ella McKnight
Mehcad Brooks
as Angelo Bembrey
Pam Grier
as Janice Wright
James Pickens Jr.
as Lloyd Wright
Laz Alonso
as Mark Matthews
Michael Landes
as Nelson Kaspian
Dwyane Wade
as Himself
Jalen Rose
as Himself
Rajon Rondo
as Himself
Marv Albert
as Himself
Kenny Smith
as Himself
Stuart Scott
as Himself
Elton Brand
as Himself
J.J. Thorne
as Himself
Tim Walsh
as Himself/Nets Trainer
Rod Thorn
as Himself/Nets Owner
Leo Ehrline
as Himself/Nets Senior Vice President
Lindsay Michelle Nader
as Morgan's Friend
Peter Hermann
as Dr. Taylor
Kim Strother
as Bella Goldsmith
Terence Blanchard
as Jazz Musician
Fabian Almazan
as Jazz Band
Ben Street
as Jazz Band
Kendrick Scott
as Jazz Band
Brély Evans
as Sabrina
Paolo Montalban
as Sommelier
Allen Iaccarino
as Heckler #1
Marty Krzywonos
as Heckler #2
Joe Felix
as Heckler #3
Neville Page
as Jellyfish Documentary Narrator
Otis Best Jr.
as Rucker Park Kid
Divine Compere
as Rucker Park Kid
Larkey Cummings
as Rucker Park Kid
Gustavo Cunha
as Rucker Park Kid
Kedric Dines Jr.
as Rucker Park Kid
Corey Elvin
as Rucker Park Kid
Andrew Lewis
as Rucker Park Kid
Carter Lewis
as Rucker Park Kid
Michael Murry
as Rucker Park Kid
DeAndre Pierre
as Rucker Park Kid
Lance Rivera Jr.
as Rucker Park Kid
Iman Watson
as Rucker Park Kid
Elijah Wright
as Rucker Park Kid
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Critic Reviews for Just Wright

All Critics (108) | Top Critics (30) | Fresh (49) | Rotten (59)

  • 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.

    Nov 17, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Lisa Rosman

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • Just about bearable.

    Sep 22, 2010 | Rating: 2/5
  • Easy-going and sweet-natured, this "romantic sports comedy" finally dissolves into a gooey mess of over-cooked comfort food.

    Sep 16, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • I like this movie a lot.

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

    May 14, 2010 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    May 14, 2010 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for Just Wright

  • Dec 22, 2013
    if you ever want to vomit and laugh at the same time, watch a Queen Latifah movie.
    Stevie S Super Reviewer
  • Jan 25, 2011
    Pretty standard romance movie. The acting isn't great,but i've seen worse. I usually don't like queen latifah,but she was decent here.
    Everett J Super Reviewer
  • Jan 02, 2011
    Queen Latifah plays Leslie Wright, a physical therapist and Basketball fan who is tired of being the girl that guys want to hang out with but not be with. She lives with her beautiful Godsister, Morgan, who wants to be an NBA trophy wife and live out the rest of her days shopping, dining, and looking good for photographers. After attending a Nets game, Leslie has a chance encounter with the Nets star player, Scott McKnight (Common), who seems to like her. He even invites her to his birthday party. All prospects of starting a relationship are seemingly shot when Morgan tags along; and of course McKnight is immediately attracted to Morgan. After a whirlwind romance the two get engaged. All seems to be going to Morgan's plan until McKnight suffers a possibly career ending injury. Imagining that her multi-millionaire NBA star fiancé will somehow become penniless because of this, Morgan decides to leave him. And Leslie is the only one who can fix him nursing him back to health with a Rocky style training montage. Queen Latifah's Leslie is a lovely woman - strong, independent, funny, kind, warm and caring and it is really hard not to like her. Of course this film will make you go all mushy in the end, but what do you expect? It's a romantic comedy.
    Deb S Super Reviewer
  • Nov 04, 2010
    I wanted to like this because I love Queen Latifah, and the story was good, but it just didn't play out like it could have. Also, Common is a pretty terrible actor.
    Erin C Super Reviewer

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