21 May 2010 | dwf801
Just Wright- 3/4 Stars
"Just Wright" is the latest rom-com starring Queen Latifah, and it is not bad considering some of the awful work she's done in the past ("Last Holiday," "Bringing Down the House"). It is sweet and charming, with a decent enough story to make it worth watching. There are a few funny parts, but I didn't really laugh out loud once. It kept my interest and I found myself rooting for Latifah's character throughout the movie.
Queen Latifah plays Leslie Wright, a physical therapist who is tired of being the girl that guys want to hang out with but not be with. She lives with her beautiful childhood best friend, Morgan, who wants to be an NBA trophy wife. Both of them are huge basketball fans, but Leslie knows everything there is to know about the Nets and their star player, Scott McKnight.
After attending a Nets game, she goes to get gas and sees McKnight. He is having trouble finding the gas tank, so Leslie helps him find it, and he invites her to his birthday party. She goes and takes Morgan with her, but of course McKnight is immediately attracted to Morgan. They start a romance, and Leslie is once again just the friend. McKnight gets injured, and Leslie becomes his physical therapist.
If I say any more there would be no point in watching the movie. It is a chick flick, but it is enjoyable enough for men as well. Queen Latifah is a little too likable, and I had a hard time believing the character. All in all it's pretty entertaining, but in the end "Just Wright" is just slightly above the average romantic comedy.
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