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Just My Luck (2006)

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Manhattanite Ashley is known to many as the luckiest woman around. After a chance encounter with a down-and-out young man, however, she realizes that she's swapped her fortune for his.

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Donald Petrie

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I. Marlene King (screenplay), Amy Harris (screenplay) (as Amy B. Harris) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lindsay Lohan ... Ashley Albright
Chris Pine ... Jake Hardin
Samaire Armstrong ... Maggie
Bree Turner ... Dana
Faizon Love ... Damon Phillips
Missi Pyle ... Peggy Braden
Makenzie Vega ... Katy
Carlos Ponce ... Antonio
Tom Fletcher ... Himself - McFly Band Member
Danny Jones ... Himself - McFly Band Member
Harry Judd ... Himself - McFly Band Member
Dougie Poynter ... Himself - McFly Band Member
Tovah Feldshuh ... Madame Z
Jaqueline Fleming ... Tiffany
Dane Rhodes ... Mac
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Storyline

In Manhattan, Ashley Albright is a lucky woman and very successful in the agency where she works. The clumsy Jake Hardin is an unlucky aspirant manager of the rock band McFly, who is unsuccessfully trying to contact the entrepreneur Damon Phillips to promote his band. When Ashley meets Jake in a masquerade party, they kiss each other, swapping her fortune with his bad luck. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Everything changed in the wink of an eye. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some brief sexual references | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lady Luck See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,692,285, 14 May 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,324,744, 30 July 2006
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Speaking to The Times-Picayune about working with Lindsay Lohan, a seasoned crew member said: "I've never seen anything like this. She is making our lives a living hell. It's just not professional." See more »

Goofs

When Ashley is at the restaurant, and is grabbing the bacon off the customer's plate, the french fries on his plate are in a different spot with no ketchup, when she puts the bacon down, they are moved and there is ketchup on them. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ashley Albright: Good morning, Oscar.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Worst of 2006 (2007) See more »

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Something to Dream About
Written by John Cox and Jono Vrana
Performed by Caitlin Evanson
Courtesy of June St. Entertainment
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Predictable, formulaic, and almost painful to watch.
12 May 2006 | by SilvrRayzSee all my reviews

Watching this movie was much like driving past a horrific trainwreck or five car pile-up on the freeway. You know you shouldn't be compelled to give it more than a passing glance, but for some reason you just can't tear your eyes away.

As with most romantic comedies, this plot is completely formulaic and predictable to the very end. The only real surprises are in the little things that make up the story. The script is achingly bad, it has the actors saying things that I'm sure were meant to be cute little one-liners, but it just comes out sounding dumb.

Missi Pyle, always a great addition to any comedy, was great in her small role. I felt myself wishing she had more appearances, it may have made the film more funny and easier to bear. Lindsay's performance was weak, and I blame this mostly on poor direction and not lack of talent. I feel like she is still not quite ready to carry an entire romantic comedy on her own. She would have been fine in one of the supporting roles, and I think Bree Turner would have been a much more suitable choice for Lindsay's lead role.

Suspension of disbelief is crucial to enjoying this movie in any way, shape, or form. Unfortunately, everybody knows that Lindsay was 18 when she made this film. It's extremely difficult to believe that Lindsay is a college graduate (they never say how recent, but one can only assume VERY recent) with a killer job at a top PR firm in Manhattan, and a chic fully furnished apartment in a very posh building with Sarah Jessica Parker as a nearby neighbor.

I realize that this is meant to be a popcorn flick and nothing worthy of an Oscar or anything other than a Kid's Choice or MTV Movie award, however most other fluff movies have better writing, acting, and direction than "Just My Luck". I'd much rather spend my time watching a ball of fluff like "Failure to Launch" than this movie. Thankfully I didn't have to pay to see it.


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