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Lucky You (2007)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance, Sport | 4 May 2007 (USA)
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A hotshot poker player tries to win a tournament in Vegas, but is fighting a losing battle with his personal problems.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Pawnbroker
... Huck Cheever
... Ready Eddie
... Billie Offer
... Billie's Admirer
... Suzanne Offer
... Ginger
... Gary
... L. C. Cheever
... Roy Durucher
... Telephone Jack
... Lester
... Bobby Basketball
Kenny Cau ... Chinese Restaurant Waiter
... Chico Banh
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Storyline

In Las Vegas, Huck Cheever is a poker player, brilliant but also prone to let emotion take over. It's the week of the poker world series, and Huck must come up with the $10,000 entry fee, which he wins, loses, borrows, and loses - and even steals part of from Billie Offer, an earnest young woman who's new in town and who catches Huck's eye. By the time the tournament starts, Huck owes everyone. Complicating things is the arrival of Huck's father, whom Huck detests for having left his mother, a champion player in town to win. Can Huck learn to play poker the way he lives and to live the way he plays poker? Or is his only flush the sound of his life going down the toilet? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama | Romance | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for some language and sexual humor | See all certifications »
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4 May 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bem-vindo ao Jogo  »

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Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,710,445, 6 May 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,755,286, 1 July 2007
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Trivia

The "Golf Marathon" wager is based on a real-life proposition bet involving professional poker player Huck Seed. Seed won the bet. See more »

Goofs

In the main event tournament bust out hand, when the son mucks his winning hand so that the father can win, this is an egregious violation of poker rules. He is effectively chip dumping. It may (depending on the rules in play at the time) have also violated the rule that in a tournament, when any player is all-in, all involved hands must be turned face up (to avoid chip dumping).

However, previously, the son had told the love interest that she was right, that he shouldn't have asked her to cheat, etc, which is exactly what he did in that situation - albeit cheating to lose, it's still cheating. See more »

Quotes

L. C. Cheever: Nobody's that much better than anybody else at the big tables. They have different styles, different ways of doing things. Everybody knows how to play. The key to winning is watching and understanding. There's things I don't see anymore. A blind spot.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits there is a scene where Ready Eddie and Lester (the man with breast implants) argue over whether Lester actually spent an entire month in the bathroom or not. As the current month has thirty-one days and not just thirty. They soon begin to discuss whether the month of August has either thirty or thirty-one days, which soon leads them to a double-or-nothing wager over the fact. See more »

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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Spider-Man 3/Lucky You (2007) See more »

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Written by Billy Yates and Michel E. Curtis
Performed by George Jones
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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For Poker Fans Only!
5 May 2007 | by See all my reviews

The advertisements for "Lucky You" made it out to be a romantic comedy but Drew Barrymore is hardly in the movie. The movie is mostly of guys playing poker.

If you are a big poker fan, you will probably going to like it. Everyone else will probably be bored. If you thought the scenes in "Casino Royal" of guys playing cards was exciting, you will really like this film.

Ten years ago Curtis Hanson made "L.A. Confidential," one of the greatest films of all time. Since then, he has made some decent films but none of them have been really great.

"Lucky You" is well made and has good production quality. Drew Barrymore and Robert Duvall are always good. Eric Bana is an okay actor but lacks charisma. It doesn't help that his character is a big time loser and a compulsive gambler.

"Lucky You" will be a big hit with spectator poker fans, but everyone else is likely to be disappointed.


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