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Lucky You (2007)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance, Sport | 4 May 2007 (USA)
A hotshot poker player tries to win a tournament in Vegas, but is fighting a losing battle with his personal problems.

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In Las Vegas, Huck Cheever is a poker player, brilliant but also prone to let emotion take over. It's the week of the poker world series, and Huck must come up with the $10,000 entry fee, which he wins, loses, borrows, and loses - and even steals part of from Billie Offer, an earnest young woman who's new in town and who catches Huck's eye. By the time the tournament starts, Huck owes everyone. Complicating things is the arrival of Huck's father, whom Huck detests for having left his mother, a champion player in town to win. Can Huck learn to play poker the way he lives and to live the way he plays poker? Or is his only flush the sound of his life going down the toilet? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama | Romance | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for some language and sexual humor | See all certifications »
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Bem-vindo ao Jogo  »

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$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,710,445 (USA) (4 May 2007)

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$5,755,286 (USA) (29 June 2007)
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When Huck Cheever walks in to the poker room in the Bellagio you can hear a player say "Raisy daisy". This person is a real time poker pro named Sam Farha. He is known to frequently use this phrase when playing poker. In the poker show "High stake poker" the players are also discussing this part in the movie. Patrik Antonius, another poker pro, said to Sam "You was the only one they let talk". Sam replay "What about Jennifer? (Harman) She was a happy loser! I have never seen her such a happy loser!" See more »

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If Bobby Basketball claimed he had his rent to Huck paid up till 2008, why did he have his bags packed ready to head back east that night? See more »

Quotes

L. C. Cheever: Well, if he's gonna take anything from me, he's gonna have to win it, all right? And that's not likely to happen.
Billie Offer: Maybe giving and receiving are more complicated than winning and losing.
L. C. Cheever: Maybe so.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits there is a scene where Ready Eddie and Lester (the man with breast implants) argue over whether Lester actually spent an entire month in the bathroom or not. As the current month has thirty-one days and not just thirty. They soon begin to discuss whether the month of August has either thirty or thirty-one days, which soon leads them to a double-or-nothing wager over the fact. See more »

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Referenced in I Am Legend (2007) See more »

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Maybe This Time
Written by Fred Ebb and John Kander
Performed by Liza Minnelli
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Mediocre Poker Movie
11 December 2008 | by (Peru) – See all my reviews

I didn't like very much "Lucky You", I thought that I would be watching a good poker movie because of the director (L.A confidential & 8 mile)and the cast, Eric Bana (Troy), the great Robert Duvall and the hot Drew Barrymore. But I was wrong this is a mediocre film and I like to play poker, watch poker games on TV and watch poker movies.

I think this movie deserves 5.5 stars. I didn't like the performances, the poker games were OK, but this is a movie where the most important thing is the plot, any director can put actors around a table a make them look cool, talking and making bets but the difficult is in the plot around the poker tables.

The movie is about a poker player who has to earn $10000 to get in a poker tournament but in his way to get the money he will meet with a beautiful naive woman and with his father, a great poker player, to whom he dislikes.

"Lucky You" would have been better if it had lasted 100 minutes instead of 124 minutes. Just watch it if you don't have anything else better to do.


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