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Just Your Luck (1996)

Six million dollars suddenly goes up for grabs when an aged diner's heart fails after he discovers that he has won the lottery. Which of the remaining late-night dining regulars will get ... See full summary »

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Six million dollars suddenly goes up for grabs when an aged diner's heart fails after he discovers that he has won the lottery. Which of the remaining late-night dining regulars will get the cash? How many will have to die to get the answer? Written by productiondesign@aol.com

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A comedy about too much cash... and too much coffee. See more »

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Rated R for strong language and some violence | See all certifications »
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Whiskey Down  »

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Spoofs Goodfellas (1990) See more »

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Bebop and Lulu
Performed by Louise Hoffsten
Written by Louise Hoffsten
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Somewhat offensive, not much humor
23 July 2003 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Angela (Allana Ubach) works in a diner while attending college part-time. Many nights, when she is waitressing, the diner is host to several offbeat characters: a crazy lady, a lottery-loving grandpa, a horse racing gambler. One night, two scummy lawyers are also guests when the old man shouts that he's won the lotto. He's in such an excited state, however, that he soon flops over; apparently, he is dead. The diner's inhabitants fail to call 911. Instead, they seize the winning ticket and begin dreaming about the rich people they will soon be. What could go wrong? Plenty.

As a black comedy, this movie is markedly unfunny. The greedy characters stop at nothing in their pursuit of monetary happiness, letting darker, criminal elements take over. This makes for a salty dialogue and plot elements that the average viewer may find a bit offensive. Humor could have softened the impact but is not available. Although some of the characters are genuinely likeable, they are too few in number. Recommended for fans of black comedies with low expectations and strong stomachs.


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