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Lucky Them (2013)

R | | Drama | 21 April 2014 (USA)
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A rock journalist is assigned to track down her ex-boyfriend.

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Charlie
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A rock journalist is assigned to track down her ex-boyfriend.

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Revisit your past. Rewrite your future.

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Rated R for language, some sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »
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21 April 2014 (USA)  »

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Lucky Them - Auf der Suche nach Matthew Smith  »

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$3,728 (USA) (30 May 2014)

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$32,853 (USA) (4 July 2014)
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The executive producer of this film was Joanne Woodward. There is a dedication at the end of the film that reads: "This film is dedicated to Paul Newman; an inspiration, mentor, cheering squad, and darn good reason a gal could still have trouble finding a gent to fill his boots." See more »

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When Ellie is in bed (while Lucas plays his guitar), the blanket covering her moves abruptly from breast level to under her armpits. See more »

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Ellie Klug: Musicians - I mean, men - are toxic to me. And you're both, so, nothing personal.
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> This film is credited to Paul Newman: an inspiration, mentor, cheering squad, and darn good reason a gal could still have trouble finding a gent to fill his boots See more »

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References Gremlins (1984) See more »

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Written by M. Ward (as Matthew Stephen Ward)
Performed by M. Ward
Courtesy of Merge Records
By arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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Lost souls, searching
3 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Now and again, with patience, a little gem comes across the video on demand that somehow didn't make it in the theaters. This film was made in 2013 and seems to be headed for a re- release. Don't wait. See it now on video on demand courtesy of Amazon. It is a treat. Caroline Sherman has the original idea for the story and it was adapted foe the screen by Huck Botko and Emily Wachtel. Megan Griffiths directs with élan.

Ellie Klug (the very fine Toni Collette) is a music critic for a failing rock magazine, SLAX' in Seattle headed by the pot-smoking Giles (Oliver Platt) in Seattle. She tends to write articles about not so talented music stars, such as street singer Lucas Stone (Ryan Eggold who is proving he can be more than a warped spy on TV's The Blacklist). They have casual sex but the rock around Ellie neck is an article she is forced to write about a famous rock star Matthew Smith who ha been missing since an apparent car wreck some years back, and who Ellie was in love with back in his heyday. She ultimately agrees to do a story (more like investigative journalism) mush at the insistence of her best friend, bar tender Dana (Nina Arianda). Lacking money to make a trip to Matthew Smith country, she borrows form Giles, is ripped off by Lucas, borrows from a very strange wealthy Charlie (Thomas Hayden Church) who wants to make a documentary on Ellie looking for Matthew Smith. How that all ends up is a study of the human psyches as attached to loves of the past and longings of the present but to tell more would be a spoiler. It should be added that Johnny Depp makes a very brief but central appearance….

The cast is exemplary, especially Toni Collette who at last has a role that allows her to show just what a fine comedienne as well as serious actress she is. Tune in to the video on demand offer Amazon presents – no telling when they'll release a DVD of this treasureable film. Highly recommended.


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