Just Wright Reviews

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November 17, 2011
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.
September 22, 2010
Just about bearable.
September 16, 2010
Utterly predictable, unbearably trite.
September 16, 2010
Easy-going and sweet-natured, this "romantic sports comedy" finally dissolves into a gooey mess of over-cooked comfort food.
September 15, 2010
Likeable turns from Queen Latifah, Common and Pam Grier elevate the fairly rote material -- no big surprises here -- into a fun, basketball-based spin on the romantic-comedy.
September 15, 2010
If film titles get any lazier than this, I'm flying to Hollywood and setting fire to the Writers' Guild HQ building.
May 20, 2010
I just wish there had been more chemistry between the leads, because if there had been maybe I could have more easily overlooked all my major problems with the production.
May 17, 2010
I like this movie a lot.
May 14, 2010
From the minute that Queen Latifah and Common share a scene together in this relatively light romantic tale, their combined screen charisma blends together in way that makes the generic script that follows much easier to take.
May 14, 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
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
You can almost see the studio accountants counting the demographic hot spots Just Wright should connect with as the movie reels by.
May 14, 2010
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.
May 14, 2010
In this completely rote modern romance, the only surprising plot element is that the New Jersey Nets, the favorite ball team of heroine Leslie Wright (Latifah), are basketball championship contenders.
May 14, 2010
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.
May 14, 2010
A very rare contemporary romantic comedy that doesn't succumb to terminal stupidity.
May 14, 2010
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.
May 13, 2010
The plot has the standard ups and downs but an always-likable cast keeps us rooting for Scott and Leslie to realize that they are just right.
May 13, 2010
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.
May 13, 2010
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.
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