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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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Tom Fletcher ...
Himself - McFly Band Member
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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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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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Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,692,285 (USA) (12 May 2006)

Gross:

$17,324,744 (USA) (28 July 2006)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

In the masquerade bash when Ashley runs into Peggy and Antonio by Madame Z's tent Peggy is wearing a light brown lipstick shade (rather a nude shade) but when the police arrest her, her lips are smeared with red lipstick. See more »

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Ashley Albright: Good morning, Oscar.
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References Ghostbusters (1984) See more »

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Beautiful Love
Written by Joshua Havens (as Josh Havens), Matt Fuqua, Brad Wiggers (as Brad Wigg) and Marc Dodd
Performed by The Afters
Courtesy of Simple Records, LLC / INO Records, LLC / Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Great concept… Not so great movie…
13 August 2006 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

I like to call myself another victim of the magic of advertising. Once I saw the trailer of "Just My Luck", I thought it would be great. Since, I liked "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" by the same director, I thought this movie would be something like that. However, I was very wrong…

The main problem with this movie is its script, which is very immature and predictable. There's nothing new to see here and you can predict almost everything. I even guessed the ending of this movie as soon as I saw the scene where "Katy" and "Ashley" talk for the first time. If you are into movies, you will too...

If you overlook the silly script, then there comes the bad acting. What is wrong with Lindsey this time? She is totally overacting her part and the actresses who play as her two friends are not any better. It is as if they are doing roles of fairytale princesses. However, in my opinion, Cris Pine does his part well.

However, I am not saying that this movie is 100% garbage. It has two or three enjoyable scenes, but that's about it. In my opinion, "Just My Luck" has a great concept, if it was not for the childish script and bad acting this could have been a very entertaining comedy.


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