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Just My Luck (2006)

PG-13 | | 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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Storyline

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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luck | masquerade | bad luck | kiss | band | See All (54) »

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

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12 May 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lady Luck  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,692,285, 14 May 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,324,744, 30 July 2006
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Trivia

Lindsay Lohan has starred in a number of movies that involve some sort of "swapping". In this movie, her character swaps fortune and luck with another man. In Freaky Friday (2003), her character swaps bodies with their mother. In The Parent Trap (1998), she plays both twin sisters who swap lives and pretend to be one another. See more »

Goofs

At one shot in train station, Ashley's eyes are clear while she is talking to Jake. The camera angle changes, and Ashley's eyes are now irritated, with tears flowing down her cheeks. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ashley Albright: Good morning, Oscar.
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References Spider-Man (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

All About You
Written by Tom Fletcher
Performed by McFly
Courtesy of The Island Records Group
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User Reviews

 
Love the Distraction, too bad the movies is so hated.
12 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

To be honest, I didn't expect this movie to have been as hated as it seems to be. It seems to have a high number of both 10/10s and 1/10s... as if you either love it or hate it? Well, I loved the fact that the movie distracted me enough to relax and unwind for an hour and a half. I didn't think it was groundbreaking, so originally I was going to give it 9/10, but also, I though it was very straightforward and plot twists are usually important parts of dramas and romantic comedies.

The thing is, though; I've never expected romantic comedies to have very much story or be very heavy on plot. So, all I was looking for was something to occupy me... and I got it.

There's not much else to say, except that I really don't think the movie was so bad that it deserves a 1/10. When you consider the genre, it was fairly average. Plus, "blonde humor" is funny, and I think that's why the girl-who-was-lucky was so silly: she was really not accustomed to thinking critically, relying on her good luck (i.e. a very positive, problem-free environment) to provide a platform for her success.


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