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Good Luck Chuck (2007)

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In order to keep the woman of his dreams from falling for another guy, Charlie Logan has to break the curse that has made him wildly popular with single women: Sleep with Charlie once, and the next man you meet will be your true love.

Director:

Mark Helfrich

Writers:

Josh Stolberg (screenplay), Steve Glenn (short story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Connor Price ... Young Charlie
Troy Gentile ... Young Stu
Mackenzie Mowat ... Birthday Girl
Sasha Pieterse ... Goth Girl
Caroline Ford Caroline Ford ... Jennifer
Dane Cook ... Charlie
Chelan Simmons ... Carol
Dan Fogler ... Stu
Natalie Morris Natalie Morris ... Natalie
Ellia English ... Reba
Tseng Chang ... Karaoke Singer
Michael Teigen ... Wedding D.J.
Chiara Zanni ... Bride
Benjamin Ayres ... Groomsman (as Ben Ayres)
Carrie Anne Fleming ... Dirty Talker
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Storyline

Early thirty-something dentist Dr. Charlie Logan has never experienced true love, despite having had a number of girlfriends over the years. After an announcement by one of his ex-girlfriends as such at her wedding, Charlie gets a reputation as being a good luck charm. Every woman he has slept with has met and married her dream man immediately following. He is encouraged to exploit this reputation by his long time best friend, Dr. Stu Klaminsky, a sex obsessed, sex starved schlub who became a plastic surgeon just so that he could masturbate over the sight of women's breasts. Charlie doesn't want to be solely a stepping stone for women, which is how they end up treating him once he gains this reputation as a lucky charm, but rather one's true love. He believes the woman of his dreams is accident-prone Cam Wexler, who works as the penguin caretaker at the aquarium. Cam initially doesn't want to date Charlie because of his reputation as a one-night stand type of guy. Charlie in turn ... Written by Huggo

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True love, so hard. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sequences of strong sexual content including crude dialogue, nudity, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

lionsgate | Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Warm-Up Guy See more »

Filming Locations:

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,652,001, 23 September 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$34,925,283, 4 November 2007
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(unrated)

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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This movie actually has the same plot as the 1962 Sudanese novel "The Wedding of Zein" written by Tayeb Salih, yet the movie's credits never acknowledge the novel. See more »

Goofs

When Chuck is about to remove a woman's top, and she tells him not to because "they're for the kids," she says "Don't took my top off!" instead of "Don't take my top off!" See more »

Quotes

Charlie: [Carol is giving Charlie oral sex on a beach] Oh God. Oh my God, Carol!
Carol: [with her mouth full] I love you!
Charlie: Okay!
Carol: I love you!
Charlie: Ohh, that's nice!
Carol: [immediately stops] "That's nice?" I'm licking the sand off your balls and all you can say is "That's nice?"
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Alternate Versions

For the R-rated theatrical release two scenes were removed from the sex collage but later reinstated in the unrated DVD version: (i) the holy lover who later meets her boyfriend and (ii) Megan Gillis who turns to be an old high school chum of Chuck who later had a sex change operation. Also the sex scenes for the redheaded and kitchen lovers were re-shot for the unrated DVD version which shows full frontal nudity. In the R-rated theatrical version they were wearing a blouse. See more »


Soundtracks

Bela Lugosi's Dead
Written by Daniel Ash, Kevin Haskins (as Kevin Dompe), Peter Murphy, and David J (as David J. Haskins)
Performed by Bauhaus
Courtesy of Bauhaus
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Better luck next time, Dane
13 September 2007 | by hellokristenSee all my reviews

A very uneven comedy. If 3 out of every 10 jokes working is enough for you, then go ahead.

If you're hoping to see Dane Cook (nearly) undressed, you won't be disappointed. He strips more in this movie than Demi Moore in "Striptease".

If you're hoping to see Jessica Alba undressed -- too bad! Scanty attire is the best you'll get.

If you're hoping to see Dane be as funny as he is in his stand-up -- you'll be disappointed.

If you're hoping to see Jessica be funny -- what are you, nuts? She's got no comedy chops! And that old tired "pretty girl falls down a lot" shtick wasn't funny when it became a movie cliché about 5 years ago.

The only funny moments seem to be when Dane is improvising. When he's doing the written parts of the script, it clunks hard. (Him dressed in a penguin costume? Yikes.) The two leads try SO hard to show us they have chemistry (a lot of shoulder wiggling and cutesy facial expressions mostly) that it backfires.

There were a lot of gross-out moments that just weren't funny -- the fat sidekick scrubbing his backflap with a scrub-brush for sexual pleasure, a penguin eating his crap, two seduction scenes with obese women (straight out of "Norbit" -- also unfunny).

The sidekick is so foul and obnoxious he throws the movie completely off-balance. You feel like the movie needs a sorbet after one of his scenes to get the bad taste out of your mouth.

The only likable person was the guy playing Jessica's brother (Lonny Ross of "30 Rock"). I actually think he might have made a better romantic lead, than Dane -- who was somehow off-putting.

Maybe Dane will have more input into his next comedy movie. Maybe that will help.


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