Review: Just Wright

The title of the easygoing, machine-made date-night romance Just Wright encapsulates the movie's if-only Cinderella philosophy: Leslie Wright, played by Queen Latifah in a wardrobe of jeans and mall-sensible tops, is a down-to-earth, basketball-loving physical therapist and no-nonsense Jersey girl who is always, refreshingly, just herself. And yet - swish! - her homespun charms eventually win the heart of a prince. Or in this case, a prince of a fine NBA basketball star, played with low-key charisma by hip-hop artist/actor Common (Date Night). Even more miraculously, Leslie's large heart outshines the more va-va-voomy assets of a trophy-husband hunter (Paula Patton from Precious) who just happens to be Leslie's childhood friend. Well, a girl can dream that NBA stars roll like that, right?

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