Just Wright

MPAA Rating: PG

Entertainment: +2

Content: +2

Queen Latifah, Common, Paula Patton, Phylicia Rashad, and features NBA All-Star cameos. Romantic comedy. Written by Michael Elliot (Brown Sugar). Directed by Sanaa Hamri (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, 2)

FILM SYNOPSIS: Queen Latifah stars as Leslie Wright, a straight-shooting physical therapist who gets the dream job of 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 of a lifetime and the tug-of-war inside her heart.†††Oblivious to her romantic overtures, McKnight is instead drawn to the affections of Leslieís gorgeous childhood friend Morgan (Paula Patton), who has her sights set on being an NBA trophy wife.† Is Leslie destined to play the role of ďbest friendĒ forever or will Scott finally see that what he always wanted is right in front of him?

PREVIEW REVIEW: Itís a pleasure to watch a film where the actors dialogue with one another, managing to do so without profaning Godís name or using the crude obscenities found in most films. Some are rolling their eyes right about now, thinking Iím going to preach against cussing. Iím not. I just needed something nice to say about Just Wright, and a lack of swear words was the first thing to come to mind. Otherwise Iíd have to dwell on its predictability and overall fluffiness.

Ah, weíll skip that too. The Queen is likeable (she always is), the film is clean, and thereís nothing better in the way of romantic comedy now in theaters (as of May 14).

I could recommend several DVD alternatives, but they each were made decades ago, and who needs 4-star classics when we have such great films filling our cineplexes? (Is that being sardonic or sarcastic? Never could get those two straight.) So, Iíll just say, go see Just Wright. Itís not (just right), but maybe it will send a signal that we are looking for wholesome entertainment.

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Preview Reviewer: Phil Boatwright
Fox Searchlight Pictures

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Crude Language: None

Obscene Language: One s-word and a couple of minor expletives.

Profanity: I heard the expression ďoh my GodĒ several times, but no harsh treatment of our Creatorís name.

Violence: None

Sex: It is implied that the male lead lives with one lady outside marriage; this is treated very casually. Later, we see the two leads in bed, the implication being that they have slept together.

Nudity: None

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: None

Drugs: Social drinking in several scenes.

Other: None

Running Time: 90 minutes
Intended Audience: Preteens and above.

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