Just Wright (2010)



Critic 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
PG (for some suggestive material and brief language)
Comedy , Romance
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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
Dwight Howard
as Himself
Dwyane Wade
as Himself
Rashard Lewis
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
Bobby Simmons
as Himself
Mike Fratello
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
Leo Allen
as Paul
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
Lauren Dellolio
as Waitress
Deborah S. Craig
as Maitre d'
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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All Critics (107) | Top Critics (29)

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… | November 16, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

I like this movie a lot.

May 17, 2010
At the Movies
Top Critic

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… | May 14, 2010
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

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
New York Times
Top Critic

You can almost see the studio accountants counting the demographic hot spots Just Wright should connect with as the movie reels by.

Full Review… | May 14, 2010
Detroit News
Top Critic

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… | May 14, 2010
MSN Movies
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Just Wright


Queen Latifah is fine as always but Common is a dull blank and the story trite.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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Enjoyable, but one of those abrupt endings that I hate.

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

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 Johnson
Everett Johnson

Super Reviewer

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