Friday, May 28, 2010

Just Wright - Movie Review

Just Wright (PG) 111 minutes B
Two women: one thin, one not so thin

Starring Queen Latifah, Common, Paula Patton, Phylicia Rashad, Pam Grier, James Pickens Jr., Mehcad Brooks, and Michael Landes

Just Wright is a basketball themed romantic comedy that isn't particularly funny but it does possess a certain sweetness. As predictable as it maybe it's also surprisingly tender, extremely likable and appropriately simple.

Leslie (Latifah) is the cute, upbeat and overachieving physical therapist who always finds herself in the "friend zone" romantically. While her gold digging godsister/best friend (Patton) is tall, thin, leggy and stunningly beautiful.

Scott McKnight (Common) is the high scoring NBA star who is forced to choose between beauty and substance. Common has the Hollywood/leading man good looks but his acting is still a little stiff and awkward. Latifah is not only good in this film but very charismatic; she's actually underrated as an actress.

Just Wright is light and surprisingly good summer fare.

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