How do you make a movie that feels totally fresh despite the fact that it follows a fairly-transparent blueprint for a romantic comedy formula? Ask director Sanaa Hamri, who’s done it again with Just Wright, a syrupy-sweet love story guaranteed to leave you in tears, even though there’s never a doubt about how it will all end.
The picture stars Queen Latifah as Leslie Wright, a physical therapist and lifelong New Jersey Nets fan. The 35 year-old tomboy goes to see the team play regularly, always wearing jeans and a Nets jersey. The unflattering look simply doesn’t sit well with her mother (Pam Grier) who’s concerned about whether her daughter will ever get married.