Queen Latifah and Common deliver slam-dunk entertainment in this charming story of hoops, hope, and the game of love. Leslie Wright is a straight-shooting physical therapist who gets the gig of a lifetime working with injured NBA star Scott McKnight.
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Queen Latifah is fine as always but Common is a dull blank and the story trite.
- jjnxn, Tuesday, July 3, 2012
2 star romantic dramedy, .5 extra stars for plot centering around the NBA, even though it's about a fictional New Jersey Nets' player. I was disappointed that Jay-Z was not in this milk dud, no Russians either. Queen Latifah is a pretty good actress, Common still is awful but it was probably his least awful performance in a movie, nevertheless he still manages to be awful. Dwyane Wade, Dwight Howard, and Elton Brand get a few scenes of dialogue. Where the heck is Steve Nash and Dirk Nowitzki? Would have given this movie bonus stars like it did with the Lil Bow Wow basketball flick.
- Chiefilms, Friday, September 17, 2010
Just Wright is a mess of a romantic comedy where the biggest star in the NBA Scott McKnight (Common) ends up inadvertently meeting physical therapist Leslie Wright (Queen Latifah) leading to McKnight to fall in love with... Wrights God-sister Morgan (Paula Patton). They are in love and get engaged. Then it hits. Scott's knee is screwed. He's laid up and Leslie becomes his physical therapist while Morgan dumps him because she really wants to land a superstar NBA player. I don't need to continue the rest of the plot because the rest of the film is cliche central. Just Wright tries to be more than a romantic comedy by weighing it heavily with the basketball plot. I think they figured that guys would scream "Hey! It's Marv Albert!" when he's on screen (of course I thought "Hey, there's the guy that bites hookers!") It fails unless you're a hardcore NBA fan. Otherwise it opens well enough and then falls into the standard fold of fall in love, misunderstanding, redemption. You've seen it all before and you'll see it again.
- sononothing, Sunday, September 19, 2010