Review | Just Wright

Credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Opens: Friday 5/14

Us Rating: **

Sassy Queen Latifah is the best thing about this Cinderella sports romance that’s generously spirited but pretty predictable. She plays Leslie Wright, a New Jersey physical therapist who battles her sexy, scheming friend Morgan (an overacting Paula Patton) for the love of local basketball star Scott (Common). While Latifah lights up the screen, she and Common have little chemistry (sitting around in sweats playing cards, they seem more like best pals). That's a real problem in a romantic comedy.