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.


Donald Petrie


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 ... McFly
Danny Jones ... McFly
Harry Judd Harry Judd ... McFly
Dougie Poynter ... McFly
Tovah Feldshuh ... Madame Z
Jaqueline Fleming ... Tiffany
Dane Rhodes ... Mac


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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Did You Know?


Chris Pine (Jake) described working with Lindsay Lohan (Ashley) in this film: "It was a real cyclone of insanity, like being around The Beatles. It was fascinating to watch, and in hindsight it's really a distinct moment in someone's life when you see what's really wonderful about what we get to do and what's really dangerous about it." See more »


(at around 1h 35 mins) When Ashley is looking at the board in Grand Central Station, it lists Irvington and Croton-Harmon as stations on the Harlem Line. They are on the Hudson Line. See more »


[first lines]
Ashley Albright: Good morning, Oscar.
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References Back to the Future (1985) See more »


Some Guys Have All the Luck
Written by Jeff Fortang
Performed by Robert Palmer
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

Very entertaining!
2 October 2006 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film is about a lucky young woman having her fortunes turned upside down after a kiss with an unknown man. She has to reverse her bad luck by finding the guy she kissed.

The plot is predictable, but it is very entertaining to watch. My friends and I laughed many times during the film. The bad luck Lindsay Lohan experienced is a bit outrageous, but is in fact realistic, as each individual event could really happen in our every day life! Oh and the ending about the train time board gets me laughing so hard! Apart from the refreshingly entertaining script, I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that the film also addresses greed and sacrifice.

I definitely recommend this film for some light hearted entertainment!

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Release Date:

12 May 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lucky See more »


Box Office


$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,692,285, 14 May 2006

Gross USA:


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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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