January 3, 2014
A terrific "anti-Cinderella" story, especially for African American women.
Leslie Wright is a "big girl", dark skinned, and more comfortable in sweats and scrubs than minidresses and heels. Her godsister Morgan has Black American Princess written all over her: light of skin, delicate of bone, and material of aspiration. While Morgan schemes to meet and marry an NBA star, Leslie happens to charm a player she runs into with her natural humor, intelligence and automotive skills. Of course, fool that he is, he initially goes for Morgan, until he realizes which woman has the actual qualities to be his perfect match. I loved Queen Latifah as Leslie: she is smart, sassy, good at her job, and fiercely devoted to her friends and family. She wins her prince without makeovers or wardrobe changes, but simply by being her awesome self. PARENTAL NOTE - There is some talk of sex, and a "morning after" shot, but very chastely filmed . Pretty clean otherwise.
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October 12, 2010
Just Wright is a great romance movie that's good for your young teens but this movie has some passionate kissing and a couple is seen under covers in bed the morning after also there's only one bad language used and some Drinking at a party and at a restaurant this movie does have a positive message it's said that Money isn’t everything; a job doesn’t define you, it’s what you do for a living; beauty is, yes, more than skin deep But some lessons are muddled.
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May 24, 2010
Positive Life Lessons
My family really enjoyed this film. It had excellent moral and character lessons without being preachy. Queen Latifah's character was strong, independent, financially stable, committed to healing, and nurturing. She should young women that you don't have to "need" a man to complete you but you can complete yourself and being whole an dloving self then you can take your time and select a man you want to be with. She was not materialistic even though her Godsister was. We even had a chance to peek at the inside of her beautiful Godsister and we realized she was empty and ugly on the inside. Great opportunity to teach young girls and boys that real beauty was on the inside. Great fun movie!