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Luck (2003)

Shane Bradley, who is fixated on ideas of luck and destiny, tries to win the girl of his dreams. After their relationship falters, Shane begins to think he might be unlucky and turns to ... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Wellington

Writers:

Peter Wellington, Semi Chellas (story editor)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Kirby ... Shane Bradley
Sarah Polley ... Margaret
Noam Jenkins ... Robbie
Jed Rees ... Andrew
Sergio Di Zio ... Vittorio
Guy Sanvido Guy Sanvido ... Mutuel Employee
Scott Pomer Scott Pomer ... Casino Manager
Brad Wietersen Brad Wietersen ... Gambler's Anonymous Moderator
Peter MacNeill ... Dad
Paulette Sinclair Paulette Sinclair ... Mrs. Stanton
Fiona Reid ... Mom
Randy Hughson Randy Hughson ... Bill
Madeline Madeline ... Cat
Jefferson Mappin ... Bad Guy #1 (as Jefferson Mappins)
Billy Otis ... Guy in Tavern
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Shane Bradley, who is fixated on ideas of luck and destiny, tries to win the girl of his dreams. After their relationship falters, Shane begins to think he might be unlucky and turns to gambling as an outlet for his obsession. Written by Guy Lazarus

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Comedy

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What were these people thinking?
17 September 2005 | by tyeveSee all my reviews

This movie is about swearing, smoking, drinking and gambling -- and, only incidentally, the 1972 Canada-Russia hockey series. Even if you enjoy those pursuits, I can't imagine you liking it.

Maybe it's just me, but sitting around watching a bunch of losers keep losing seemed like a waste of time. The only character of interest was played by Sarah Polley. In fact, the only reason I gave this movie any stars was because of the presence of Sarah Polley. Unfortunately, she only appeared in a few too-short scenes. Any film with Sarah Polley automatically gets three extra stars from me. Three plus zero equals . . .

The script is ludicrous and might be better titled "Deus ex Machina Madness" for the number of irritating, out-of-the-blue, bizarre plot twists.

The longer I watched "Luck" the more I wondered, "What were these people thinking?" The director/writer, the producers, the funding agencies? Even Sarah -- what convinced her to waste her talent in what I found to be a very unsatisfying, almost shallow movie?

And I'm even Canadian, for chrissake! I love the legend of the 1972 series. What a waste.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Barrie, Ontario, Canada

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Budget:

CAD2,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

The Film Farm See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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