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Michael Elliot, the Philadelphia native who wrote Just Wright as a vehicle for Latifah - and who was on set for most of the shoot - says that Common's earnestness, and eagerness, and his sense of responsibility in carrying the movie, were palpable. Read full review
The reason Just Wright works is simple. It finds ways to let familiar characters move around inside a familiar premise like living, breathing, likable human beings. Read full review
Here Common isn't called upon to do much heavy lifting in the acting department, but he plays well with Queen Latifah. Sure, the movie is a formula. A formula that works reminds us of why it became a formula. Read full review
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. Read full review
A film so tightly rigged that even its star's centrifugal charms can't keep you fully checked in. Read full review
Just Wright is as formulaic as they come, but at its core is a surprisingly tender romantic drama. Read full review
The chemistry between the leads is more cozy than sexy, but the biggest issue is Latifah's noticeable - and admirable - discomfort with the rom-com clichés found throughout Michael Elliot's screenplay. Read full review
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. Read full review
Even within the most formulaic of genres, this Cinderella tale is uncommonly predictable. Read full review
That it squanders a terrific cast in the process -- one that also includes Common, Phylicia Rashad and Pam Grier -- makes it all the more disappointing. Read full review
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Homegirls need love, too.
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'Just Wright' Turns Out Just OK
A day trip to San Francisco where naked old men and mobile beer kegs provide more entertainment than this romantic dramedy.
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