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
Easy-going and sweet-natured, this "romantic sports comedy" finally dissolves into a gooey mess of over-cooked comfort food.
May 17, 2010
I like this movie a lot.
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
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
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.
May 13, 2010
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.
May 13, 2010
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.
May 13, 2010
Just Wright has the right actress -- in the wrong movie.
May 13, 2010
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.
May 13, 2010
Lest anyone need a reminder that conflict is the engine of drama, Just Wright provides a blandly agreeable one.
May 13, 2010
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.
May 13, 2010
The been-there, done-that nature of the plot doesn't take away from the undeniable sweetness found in Just Wright.
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