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Just Wright

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Common, Queen Latifah

Just Wright

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
100 minutes
Wide Release Date:
05/14/10
performer:
Common, Queen Latifah, Paula Patton
director:
Sanaa Hamri
distributor:
Fox Searchlight Pictures
author:
Michael Eliot
genre:
Comedy, Romance

We gave it a B

STARRING Queen Latifah, Common
WRITTEN BY Michael Elliot
DIRECTED BY Sanaa Hamri

Queen Latifah stars as Leslie Wright, a levelheaded physical therapist hired to rehab a debonair NBA player. The actress-producer is a die-hard New Jersey Nets fan (”I’ve got a gang of jerseys”) and launched the PG-rated romantic sports comedy herself. When she was casting the film, she found an equally rabid hoops lover in rapper Common and handed him his first starring role. ”I knew Common had the physical capability to pull it off,” she says. ”There are so many rappers who are great on record and terrible on stage, but Common is an actual performer.” Paula Patton (Precious) plays a gold-digging groupie competing for Common’s affection. ”She doesn’t see Leslie as a [romantic] threat,” says Latifah. ”But beauty is not just on the surface, and my character has her own integrity and confidence.”