Just Wright


(2010) ★★

Channel 4: PREMIERE Friday 22 May, 2.45am

Physical therapist Queen Latifah falls for injured New Jersey Nets basketball superstar Common, who fancies her friend Paula Patton. Anyone who thought Latifah’s Last Holiday was the last word in romcom blandness will be proved wrong by Just Wright, which is as sappy as its punning title. After the promise of her first feature Something New, director Sanaa Hamri was ‘rewarded’ with Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 and retreated to TV. Which is where this belongs. And where the queenly Latifah has finally been given a role befitting her status. She’s excellent as Bessie Smith in HBO’s new TV biopic of the singer dubbed Empress of the Blues.

Certificate: PG
Duration: 97min