Lucky You (2007)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance, Sport  |  4 May 2007 (USA)
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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 <>

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Drama | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language and sexual humor | See all certifications »



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Release Date:

4 May 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bem-vindo ao Jogo  »

Box Office


$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$5,755,286 (USA) (29 June 2007)

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Did You Know?


The portrait (actually an enlarged photograph) hung on the wall during the final WSOP match is that of Benny Binion, the original owner of the Horseshoe, taken at his ranch in Montana. See more »


In the Diner/convenient store when Huck and his father are sitting there and L.C. is showing Huk a hand that happened to him and the Aces keep changing position from shot to shot. See more »


Huck Cheever: Want to come along? As moral support?
Billie Offer: Sure, I'm getting an education on what it's like not to be compulsive.
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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 »


Referenced in I Am Legend (2007) See more »


I Always Get Lucky with You
Written by Gary Church, Freddie Powers (as Freddy Powers) and Tex Whitson
Performed by George Jones
Courtesy of Epic Records
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For Poker Fans Only!
5 May 2007 | by (Long Beach, CA) – See all my reviews

The advertisements for "Lucky You" made it out to be a romantic comedy but Drew Barrymore is hardly in the movie. The movie is mostly of guys playing poker.

If you are a big poker fan, you will probably going to like it. Everyone else will probably be bored. If you thought the scenes in "Casino Royal" of guys playing cards was exciting, you will really like this film.

Ten years ago Curtis Hanson made "L.A. Confidential," one of the greatest films of all time. Since then, he has made some decent films but none of them have been really great.

"Lucky You" is well made and has good production quality. Drew Barrymore and Robert Duvall are always good. Eric Bana is an okay actor but lacks charisma. It doesn't help that his character is a big time loser and a compulsive gambler.

"Lucky You" will be a big hit with spectator poker fans, but everyone else is likely to be disappointed.

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