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Just Wright

Starring Queen Latifah, Common, Paula Patton, Phylicia Rashad, Pam Grier, James Pickens Jr, Mehcad Brooks, Michael Landes
Screenplay by Michael Elliot
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Directed by Sanaa Hamri
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JUST WRIGHT story revolves around a sports trainer (Latifah) who finds herself falling in love with a professional basketball player (Common) while rehabilitating him from a career threatening injury. Things are further complicated because her closest friend (Patton) is also pursuing him.

 

Latifah is a PT doing rehabilitation for athletes. Her cousin [morgan] is the most determined gold-digger we've seen on the big screen in a lot of years. As the story begins said cousin  has set  her sights on a pro b'ball player named Scott McKnight (of the NJ Nets). Morgan has no connection to the Nets, nor does she have an invite to the private birthday party being thrown for McKnight that coming Saturday. Latifah, on the other hand, could  care less. It's just dumb luck that she and McKnight happen to be pumping gas at the same late night station -- actually, she is pumping. McKnight can't figure out how to work the pump. Relationships have been built on less, if you think too hard about it and the net result of that kindness is an invite to the birthday party.

Morgan is thrilled. She rides Latifah's invite, makes a jaw dropping entrance and then turns and walks out. McKnight rolls over and falls for it like a dog taking commands. Latifah gets a gig doing physical therapy for the star. As for cousin Morgan a relationship blossoms -- meaning the player plays and the digger spends his money shopping all day every day so as to look great on her man's arm when he has time off to show her off at any of those celebrity parties you'd see on Page Six of the NY Post or TMZ.All is well and good until McKnight gets injured. When the money starts to dry up, the 'digger goes hunting for a new ticket.

and NBA Players: Dwyane Wade, Dwight Howard, Rashard Lewis, Bobby Simmons

On average, a first run movie ticket will run you Ten Bucks. Were Cranky able to set his own price to Just Wright, he would have paid . . .

 

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