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Lucky Them (2013)

R | | Drama | 21 April 2014 (USA)
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A rock journalist is assigned to track down her ex-boyfriend.

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A rock journalist is assigned to track down her ex-boyfriend.

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Revisit your past. Rewrite your future.

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Rated R for language, some sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »
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21 April 2014 (USA)  »

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Lucky Them - Auf der Suche nach Matthew Smith  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$3,728, 30 May 2014, Limited Release

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$32,853, 4 July 2014
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In a nod to Seattle's music scene, Ellie's sea horses are named Kurt and Courtney. See more »

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They make a point that Mathew Smith is left handed, but when they find him he is hammering right handed. See more »

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Charlie: Look on the bright side, at least you didn't give a dead animal to somebody on their wedding day.
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> This film is credited to Paul Newman: an inspiration, mentor, cheering squad, and darn good reason a gal could still have trouble finding a gent to fill his boots See more »

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References Gremlins (1984) See more »

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The Buttermilk Man
Written by Rick Gallagher
Performed by Prolific Arts
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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Mystified as to why this scores so highly
29 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

I watched this on the basis of the good reviews here and elsewhere. Unfortunately I never got into it. None of the characters were particularly likable, apart from perhaps Thomas Haden Church's character. Toni Collette's character seems to have no hesitation in sleeping with most men she either interviews or meets. It just didn't seem real - or does this sort of thing really go on? When things get tough for her she ends up smiling inanely, as if she now doesn't care.

I'm a big fan of slow-moving films, as long as the story is good and the acting is strong. I struggled with this one, as both of these factors were missing for me. I didn't care about any particular character and I just didn't care if she found the missing musician or not. Don't get me wrong: the acting wasn't bad, especially when she finally meets the missing musician, but despite the surprise factor (I won't spoil it) it all falls a bit flat for me.


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