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Lucky (2017)

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The spiritual journey of a ninety-year-old atheist.

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Dr. Christian Kneedler
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Lucky is an old US Navy veteran of rigid habits and attitudes in a small town. When his routine is interrupted by a sudden collapse at home, Lucky finds himself realizing that his remarkably healthy old age is going to face an inevitable decline and he has to accept it. In that difficult reassessment, Lucky must face up to what he believes in and how much it compares to his neighbors' priorities. In doing so, Lucky finds that his life has its positive side as he searches for some meaning that he can accept. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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$43,293, 1 October 2017, Limited Release

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$955,925, 21 December 2017
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The film reunites Harry Dean Stanton and Tom Skerritt after 38 years since they appeared in Alien (1979). See more »

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Lucky: Realism is a thing.
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I see a darkness
by Johnny Cash
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An homage to old age and the meaning of life, if there is one
20 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

A loving homage to an actor and musician that anyone over 50 has seen in movies over several decades. I wiped away tears several times over beautiful, thoughtful musings by Lucky, who, in most respects, was Harry Dean Stanton himself. This is a small but significant slice of life movie and showcases excellent writing, direction and acting by several collaborators who've worked together before. Notable understated performance by David Lynch whose character's lost tortoise serves as an analogy that some viewers who haven't lived several decades yet will not yet appreciate. I was stilled when Lucky sang, sad when Johnny Cash sang and I smiled, satisfied, at the end. I will watch this movie again with friends who understand the beauty of a simple and well written film like this and we will all feel satisfied and more connected as a result.


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