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Just My Luck (2006)

 -  Comedy | Fantasy | Romance  -  12 May 2006 (USA)
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Manhattanite Ashley is known to many as the luckiest woman around. After a chance encounter with a down-and-out young man, however, she realizes that she's swapped her fortune for his.

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In Manhattan, Ashley Albright is a lucky woman and very successful in the agency where she works. The clumsy Jake Hardin is an unlucky aspirant manager of the rock band McFly, who is unsuccessfully trying to contact the entrepreneur Damon Phillips to promote his band. When Ashley meets Jake in a masquerade party, they kiss each other, swapping her fortune with his bad luck. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Everything changed in the wink of an eye. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some brief sexual references | See all certifications »

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Lady Luck  »

Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,032 (Chile) (18 August 2006)

Gross:

$331,344 (South Africa) (25 August 2006)
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While everyone else would rehearse for a scene, Lindsay Lohan would sit in a corner and a stand-in would do her scene with the other principal actors. Then, when film rolled, Lohan would saunter over and repeatedly flub her lines after which she'd often throw a fit and someone had to console her and lead her away. See more »

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no surprises, it's as bad as you expected
28 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Girl who takes her supernatural good luck for granted loses her mojo to unlucky but surprisingly cute loser. Of course you are wondering what happens next. Does she get it back? Does she learn a life lesson along the way? Do the two fall in love in the end?

This isn't even the kind of bad movie that you can enjoy watching for the humor of how bad it is. Those are the movies with amateur actors or plots that don't make sense because they ran out of money half way through. Or the ones where they try to do something innovative and are just weird. This is worse -- it's professionally bad. Everything is smooth and marginally professional and completely predictable, and painfully boring.

I saw this because there was a slight "not as bad as you expect" buzz, and now I'll admit I was suckered. This movie is so formulaic I doubt I'll even remember having seen it a year from now.


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