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Just My Luck (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | 12 May 2006 (USA)
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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.

Director:

Donald Petrie

Writers:

I. Marlene King (screenplay), Amy Harris (screenplay) (as Amy B. Harris) | 4 more credits »
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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 ... Self - McFly Band Member
Danny Jones ... Self - McFly Band Member
Harry Judd Harry Judd ... Self - McFly Band Member
Dougie Poynter ... Self - 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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Good luck charm. Bad luck magnet. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

For filming the concert scenes in England, fans were told when booking the tickets that they could be in the filming for this movie. This was so that they wouldn't bring any merchandise or banners, to coincide with the idea that McFly were an undiscovered band. See more »

Goofs

When Ashley goes to Madame Z's, Madame Z is going downstairs with her arms folded in her shawl. When Ashley is talking to her she has a bag of garbage and is walking upstairs. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ashley Albright: Good morning, Oscar.
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Connections

References Mega Man X (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

I've Got You
Written by Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones and Grant Gouldman
Performed by McFly
Produced by Hugh Padgham
McFly appears courtesy of The Island Records Group
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Just got lucky.
4 November 2010 | by hitchcockthelegendSee all my reviews

Just My Luck is directed by by Donald Petrie and written by I. Marlene King and Amy B. Harris. It stars Lindsay Lohan and Chris Pine. Plot sees Lohan as Ashley, the luckiest girl in New York, who after kissing Jake (Pine,) the unluckiest man in New York, loses her luck to him.

Yeah it's pretty thin as a concept goes, two people, one lucky, the other not so, meet and their fortunes drastically change. Cue much larkery as Lohan's it girl suffers wave after wave of accidents while Pine becomes a big mover in the music world after discovering Brit guitar band McFly. The cynical amongst us would say this is just an excuse to promote McFly in America, but if one sets expectation level at medium then Just My Luck has enough romantic comedy froth to not waste the time of the undemanding viewer. Pine and Lohan actually make for an adorable couple, but sadly the romance is under developed by the writers and the culmination of their coupling is badly rushed. The comedy set-pieces are handled well enough, while McFly themselves have enough boyish charm to not let the "hard sell" get annoying.

Far from breathing new life into yet another role reversal comedy, Just My Luck is still, thanks largely to its two leads, engaging enough while it lasts. 6/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,692,285, 14 May 2006

Gross USA:

$17,326,650

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,159,905
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DTS | Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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