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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Just Wright

Q: What’s the movie about?

A: A physical therapist (Queen Latifah) meets the star player of The Nets basketball team (Common), but then her God-sister (Paula Patton) claims him, until he gets injured and needs the help of a good PT.

Q: Who’s in the movie?

A: Queen Latifah, Common, Paula Patton, James Pickens Jr., Phylicia Rashad, Pam Grier, Laz Alonso, Mehcad Brooks, Michael Landes, Dwight Howard, Dwayne Wade, Rashard Lewis, Bobby Simmons Jr., Jalen Rose, Rajon Rondo, Marv Albert, Elton Brand, Terence Blanchard, Tim Walsh, Rod Thorn, Loe Ehrline, J.J. Thorn

Q: Is this movie worth the price of admission?

A: PhotobucketProceed with Caution. Just Wright probably should've been called "Just Pwedictable." I mean, so long as we're adding superfluous "W"s and talking like Elmer Fudd, wright?

Q: Will this movie make me laugh?

A: It's cwute enough to make you smiwel.

Q: Will this movie make me cry?

A: Pwobably a wittle, if youwe a womantic like me.

Q: Will this movie be up for any awards?

A: I'll tell you what it won't win: a spelling bee.

Q: How is the Acting?

A: Paula Patton proved she was boring in Precious, and in Just Wright she's Just Wrong (spelled correctly). The character is hateable, but her acting makes it worse. Common masterfully differentiates his feelings for the women with a sly smile for the girl he wants to sleep with, as opposed to the sincere smile he gives the girl he wants to be friends with. And Latifah has charm oozing out of every pore.

Q: How is the Directing?

A: My friend, Aaron, really liked the way the director showed just the right amount of basketball for a chick flick, and showcased a baller's house without making him or it look ostentatious, or over-the-top ornate to the point of gaudiness, "Like they usually do." Personally, I didn't notice anything out of the ordinary about the directing, except during passage of time montages, where Sanaa Hamri used little overlapping boxes of action to move through time faster. But I've seen that before.

Q: How is the story/script?

A: It starts out poorly, but gradually improves as the romance builds in a very real way, and the awfullest of awful characters (Paula Patton) starts to fall by the way side. And it's a good thing she kind of disappears from the script because she is selfish to the point that you start to lose respect for Queen Latifah for continuing to be friends with her.

Q: Where can I see the trailer?


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