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Monday, August 16, 2010

[5.75/10] Just Wright (2010)

Just Wright (2010)

"Just Wright" is the latest romantic comedy starring the lovely Queen Latifah, and it revolves around Leslie, a physical therapist who falls for the basketball player she is helping recover from a career-threatening injury. Things are further complicated because her Leslie's closest friend, Morgan, is also pursuing him. While riddled with cliches and pretty straight forward, "Just Wright" is sweet and charming, with a decent enough story to make it worth watching. Unlike most romantic comedies this year - "The Bounty Hunter", "The Back Up Plan", to name a few, the two leads actually have great chemistry in this film. Their connection seems so strong, and believable, you might those two fell in love, while shooting the film. Queen Latifah's naturalness is her strongest asset! Latifah is so sincere, natural and easy-going, she's simply captivating to watch. Her remarkably unaffected performance is "Just Wright"'s highlight for sure. Common does a good job as the popular basketball player Scott McKnight, although his character look a bit silly and naive at times. Another problem is that Common is way too short to play a NBA player, and even Queen Latifah is taller then him, which looks a bit strange and might evoke some laughs. Paula Patton looks gorgeous, but acting borders on.. well, overacting. Although, a little bit predictable and cliched, I found "Just Wright"'s appeal very refreshing: if you're comfortable with yourself and if you have enough patience, you might find someone that is comfortable with you too, and loves you for what you are.

  • My Rating: 5.75/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 49% (5.2/10)
  • IMDb: 3.7/10


movie downloads said...

This is a fantastic romantic movie. This is movie meant for the people who want to see Queen Latifah in her best moments. Great blog providede by you. Thanks for the information.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Thank you so much, MD. I'm glad you liked my blog, and ,yes, this movie was one of the very few decent rom coms this year - nothing forced, rushed or fake in Latifah/Common's relationship.