Just Wright Review

This movie was barely in the theatres, but when I saw the ads I thought to myself “I look forward to seeing this when I can get it for rent.” Of course those were the days when I used to get 10 free rentals a week. Just Wright stars Queen Latifa and Common in this light, romantic sports film. Latifa plays Leslie Wright, a straight-shooting physical therapist who gets the gig of a lifetime working with NBA All-Star Scott McKnight. All is going well until Leslie finds herself falling for Scott, forcing her to choose between the gig and the tug-of-war inside her heart. Oblivious to her romantic overtures, McKnight is instead drawn to the affections of Leslie’s childhood friend Morgan, who has her sights set on being an NBA trophy wife. Is Leslie destined to play the role of “best friend” forever or will Scott finally see that what he always wanted is right in front of him?

I have to say that watching this movie was bittersweet. Being in the not-so-slim category all my life, I was constantly put into the “best friend” role and never seen as a possible object of affect for years. So to see Latifa bring to life basically me (only Robert isn’t an all-star basketball player, nor did I have to be his physical therapist) I wasn’t prepared. It was like visiting a ghost of myself, the person I used to be. Overall, the movie was good–it was light, it was the formula we all know and love. Now you might not know a lot of the supporting characters, but they do a good job. I also liked seeing Queen Latifa dressed up and making plus-sized girls look good. I am glad she made this movie, if not to get more heavier-set girls on screen. I think my biggest gripe against the film is that it felt overly long. I don’t know why, but I felt like the movie took too long to get where it was going. Like my last review, if you are in the mood for a light, romantic film or you just plain love Queen Latifa I would suggest you pick it up.


~ by xine23 on September 13, 2010.

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