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|Directed by||Sanaa Hamri|
|Written by||Michael Elliot|
|Music by||Lisa Coleman
|Edited by||Melissa Kent|
|Distributed by||Fox Searchlight Pictures|
Just Wright is a 2010 American romantic comedy film starring Queen Latifah and Common that tells the story of a physical therapist who falls in love with a professional basketball player. The film received mixed reviews from critics.
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Leslie Wright (Queen Latifah) is a straight-shooting physical therapist and die-hard basketball fan who is tired of being a guy's best friend or as Morgan called her the "homegirl" type. She and her god-sister, Morgan (Paula Patton), are living together; Morgan dreams of becoming an NBA trophy wife.
After a New Jersey Nets basketball game, Leslie helps star player Scott McKnight (Common), at a gas station. He offers to open her door for her, but the task proves difficult as the door to her old car is stiff and hard to open. She has a dent in the side of her door that she refuses to get fixed because her grandfather gave her the car and he had a dimple in his left cheek just like the car. He invites her to his birthday party, where she shows up with Morgan. He meets Morgan and suddenly takes an interest in her. After a quick relationship, Scott proposes to her.
At the 2009 NBA All-Star Game, Scott suffers an injury that could possibly ruin his career (along with the rumor explained below). Morgan suggests that he enlist the help of Leslie, since she did not approve of his previous gorgeous physical therapist, so Leslie moves into their home. Rumors circle that Scott's career would end quickly if he did not recover by the playoffs, which causes Morgan to leave Scott through a letter.
Scott becomes extremely upset, discouraged to continue recovery. Leslie encourages him and helps him get back in the game, the two of them spending a lot of time together. Scott is able to return to the NBA right before the playoffs, winning his first game back. Leslie and Scott decide to spend a romantic evening together, but Leslie wakes up to Morgan at Scott's door hoping to reconcile. Leslie quickly moves out as Scott and Morgan reunite. Because Leslie helped Scott recover in such a short amount of time, many teams offered her the position as an athletic trainer. Most likely to make the Sixers her new team, Scott quickly stops her when he realizes that he is in love with her. They are shown a year later, with Leslie working as one of the Nets team athletic trainers and she and Scott are now married.
- Queen Latifah as Leslie Wright
- Common as Scott McKnight
- Paula Patton as Morgan Alexander
- James Pickens Jr. as Lloyd Wright
- Pam Grier as Janice Wright
- Phylicia Rashad as Ella McKnight
- Laz Alonso as Mark Matthews
- Mehcad Brooks as Angelo Bembrey
- Michael Landes as Nelson Kaspian
- Leo Allen as Paul
- Dwight Howard as Himself
- Dwyane Wade as Himself
- Rashard Lewis as Himself
- Bobby Simmons as Himself
- Jalen Rose as Himself
- Rajon Rondo as Himself
- Chris Paul as Himself
- Doris Burke as Herself
- John Legend as Himself
- Elton Brand as Himself
The film debuted at #4 behind Iron Man 2, Robin Hood and Letters to Juliet with $8,284,989 million on its opening weekend. Just Wright grossed $21,540,363 million domestically and $29,900 globally to a total of $21,570,263 million worldwide. The film stayed in theaters 47 days, the equivalent of 6.7 weeks.
|2010||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie: Romantic Comedy||Sanaa Hamri||Nominated|
|Choice Movie Actress: Romantic Comedy||Queen Latifah||Nominated|
|2011||Black Reel Awards||Best Film||Nominated|
|Best Director||Sanaa Hamri||Nominated|
|Best Screenplay, Adapted or Original||Michael Elliot||Nominated|
|Best Actress||Queen Latifah||Nominated|
|Best Original or Adapted Song||"Champion"||Nominated|
|NAACP Image Award||Outstanding Motion Picture||Nominated|
|Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television)||Michael Elliot||Won|
|Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture||Queen Latifah||Nominated|
|Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture||Common||Nominated|
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Behind the Scenes
- Part of the movie was filmed at Regis High School in NYC.