Will This New Common & Queen Latifah Flick Be ‘Just Wright’?

Just this past weekend I was having a conversation with someone about the lack of good urban romantic comedies. No, not the borderline-bootleg, direct-to-DVD dreck that fills your local Blockbuster or Netflix queue, but feature films along the lines of '90s Black movie classics like Boomerang, Love Jones, The Wood, The Best Man or Brown Sugar. Surely Tyler Perry's stranglehold on Black film can be broken and other filmmakers of color can be invited to the table once again. That's another discussion altogether, but it seems as if Hollywood may be coming around once again with the upcoming release of Just Wright starring Queen Latifah, Common, Paula Patton and Pam Grier. Directed by Sanaa Hamri (Something New), Latifah and Lonnie make the transition from rappers to romantic leads as a physical therapist and basketball player, respectively, and we get to see a sneak peek of them in action in the trailer below. My side-eye will reserve judgment on their performances and the plot's plausibility until I see this in theaters come May, but it's just good to know that Madea has absolutely nothing to do with this flick.

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  2. Two words.
    "Bout time.

  3. no awkward love scenes with queen and common please

  4. This looks like it will be awesome! Im hoping that the side eye will be relaxed during the showing.
    It will be great if Hollywood could squeeze out a few more good Negroesque films this year!

  5. Looks like it's going to be a nice romantic comedy. We need more of those coming from us.

  6. The plot arc of this is so cliche, but that's what romantic comedies are all about. This looks fun.
    This might be the first chick flick that I publicly spend money on. I'm just way too proud of the rap heroes of my youth having such thriving careers so my cynicism loses on this one. I'm on Team Latifah all the way. And despite the missteps on the last album, I'm still in Lonnie Lynn's corner.

  7. From looking at the trailer, I'm bettin I'll give this movie a 7.5. Why? Well, it seems sort of typical. I'm hoping there are some "unexpected" twists and turn to the plot/ending. Either way, I'm spending $10 to see it. Why? I'm balancing out my movie $$$s. I'm spending just as much money to see black/ethnic movies as I am on white movies this year. Plus, I haven't seen Queen in anything for a while. She can act better than most singers who try their hand at both.

  8. Yes! CAn't wait to see this one.