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Just Wright [2010]


A thirty-something, single woman (Queen Latifah) is frustrated by losing men to beautiful women who have little besides looks to share with them. While she advances in her career as a physical therapist and lands a job with an injured NBA star player (Common), she's convinced that eventually she'll meet the right man. Spending their time together during his recovery, they both realize that their feelings are more than professional, but his pretty ex-fiancée (Paula Patton) returns and that changes everything. Also with Michael Landes and Pam Grier. Directed by Sanaa Hamri. [1:51 - PG]


thumbs up

"I like this film in part because it doesn't go full-cornball until the last quarter, and along the way, it actually finds ways to make everyone on-screen a human being."

- Michael Phillips

thumbs down

"Nearly everything about Just Wright is just wrong. Cramming the outlines of three mediocre movies into a single lousy one is the first mistake deserving attention -- and scorn."

- Steve Persall



Michael Phillips | Chicago Tribune
Roger Ebert | Chicago Sun-Times
Lisa Schwarzbaum | Entertainment Weekly
Lou Lumenick | New York Post
Steven Rea | Philadelphia Inquirer
Calvin Wilson | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Amy Nicholson | Boxoffice Magazine
Michelle Orange | Movieline
Connie Ogle | Miami Herald
Ty Burr | Boston Globe
Andrew Barker | Variety
Andrea Chase | Killer Movie Reviews
Stephen Holden | The New York Times
Elizabeth Weitzman | New York Daily News
Scott Tobias | Onion AV Club
Mick LaSalle | San Francisco Chronicle
Clint O'Connor | The Plain Dealer
Claudia Puig | USA Today
Michael O'Sullivan | Washington Post
Bill Goodykoontz | Arizona Republic
Keith Uhlich | Time Out New York
Michael Rechtshaffen | Hollywood Reporter
Andrea Gronvall | Chicago Reader
Mike Scott | New Orleans Times-Picayune
Gary Thompson | Philadelphia Daily News
Roger Moore | Orlando Sentinel
Katherine Monk | Canwest News Service
Marjorie Baumgarten | Austin Chronicle
Melissa Anderson | Village Voice
Steve Persall | St. Petersburg Times

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