Just Wright Synopsis
A physical therapist falls in love with her patient, a professional basketball player.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
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...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
The reason Just Wright works is simple. It finds ways to let familiar characters move around inside a familiar premise like living,...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
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...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
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...
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By Michelle Orange
A film so tightly rigged that even its star's centrifugal charms can't keep you fully checked in.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Just Wright is as formulaic as they come, but at its core is a surprisingly tender romantic drama.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The chemistry between the leads is more cozy than sexy, but the biggest issue is Latifah's noticeable - and admirable - discomfort with the...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
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...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Even within the most formulaic of genres, this Cinderella tale is uncommonly predictable.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
That it squanders a terrific cast in the process -- one that also includes Common, Phylicia Rashad and Pam Grier -- makes it all the more...
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Just Wright was alright

By Filmgirl32
Every now and then I like to get out and support the black actors that get together and make a film. They usually stay in the realm of simple topics like romance comedies and **** that happens to...

just wright

By yholmes64

What I liked most about this movie....

By lovestalentmoviefan
...was that even though,by it's nature(and previews),the movie is predictable,there was and effort to make the outcome kind of hard and you weren't totally sure how it would end for a minute. I loved...

Good date movie or girls night out movie

By jjc34406
I liked this movie. It was light hearted, tactful comedy, light romance with a tad bit of sports thrown in there too. Queen Latifah was great...I think she can be giving deeper roles in the future....


I truly enjoyed this movie. I beleive Queen Latifah and Common had a natural on screen chemistry. The story the story line works and both actors appeared comfortable in their roles. This is a film...

Just Wright

By mamaval
This was a very nice and romantic film, it was put together just right, Common was so cute, and Queen did her thing as usual, well done...:)...

Movie Delivered

By birac
Just Wright is what you expect from the previews.As far as preview scenes telling the whole movie,I can't deal with that,but still went for my girl. It was a nice surprise to see that they did put...

Sweat Sweat

By NathanielQueen
Queen LaTifah continues to show that she has an ability tto show real emotions beyond being a Newark wonder. She brings humility and warmth to this story of a champs fall (literally) and rebound....


By OhAbit
With a brief basketball showing within the movie. Queen Laitfah did shine as a romantic lead. The Chemistry between Latifah and Common was strong. Common lacked the same exuberent chemistry with...

Just Wright is Just Right!

By mango717
I truly enjoyed watching this movie. No foul language, not overly sexual, just a simple love story. It was a great way to spend an afternoon....

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Rated PG | For some suggestive material and brief language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Positive messages galore in formulaic, teen-friendly romcom.
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