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Lucky (I) (2010)

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A documentary about the American lottery and some of the industry's biggest winners (and losers).


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Qang is a Vietnamese refugee, whose American dream materializes in the form of $22 million while working the floors of a meatpacking factory; James is a sheltered outcast living with his team of cats in a litter strewn bungalow, before chance pays him a multi-million dollar hand. Written by Edinburgh International Film Festival

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It's unlucky to win big-you can never be the same
4 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I enjoy watching these types of shows. I am always amazed at how people can change from realistic everyday human beings with hopes and dreams into people with really nothing to look forward to.I read once that 85% of all suicides were wealthy; I really don't believe that though.Lucky shows a small smattering of winners, and doesn't really show the tragedies that have occurred as a result of winning; The families that hired hit men to kill the person who won, the people driven crazy by demands from strangers for money and threats to murder you if you don't help. Hiring guards for your children to protect them from kidnappers. All of this was shown or mentioned in Lucky in a small way. When people win they all say I'm happy in my job and happy where I live and have no intention of changing. Then your friends and coworkers have nothing else to talk about but your winning. The lady who won the biggest prize in Lucky said it all. "After awhile you find that you no longer have anything in common with your friends and neighbors. Her husband had someone say to him that they got sick every time they saw him and felt that they should have won the money. The only joy is helping someone in need, or a good charitable cause. I would have liked to have seen the woman in Florida who won a pretty big prize,(I think 53 million) who set up a charitable foundation that paid her a salary of 350 thousand a year. She said that was more than she needed. The poor woman on fixed income who spent a good portion of it on lottery tickets, is I think representative of a majority of players. She prayed to God even though she said He doesn't like as she correctly referred to it as "gambling". Near the end of the show a statistic was given that said people were now spending 68 billion dollars a year on this, but called it as Vegas does "Entertainment" not gambling. I told my wife years ago that someday I would win the Lottery and she asked what we would do with the money; I responded "WE" After I win there's no more we. Thats another pretty common result of couples winning. The saddest is the people who mishandle it and wind up owing money, like the guy who won the 16 million and wound up having to sell the 12,000 pairs of the same pants he bought. If you watch it again take a look at how unhappy the couple who won the biggest prize looks. Quang a Vietnamese immigrant was the only redeeming quality of this film. Watch it just to see this very humble man help his family here and his big extended family in Vietnam.

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