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Lucky (2011)

R | | Comedy | 15 July 2011 (USA)
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A wannabe serial killer wins the lottery and pursues his lifelong crush.

Director:

Gil Cates Jr.

Writer:

Kent Sublette (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Hanks ... Ben Keller
Ari Graynor ... Lucy St. Martin
Ann-Margret ... Pauline Keller
Jeffrey Tambor ... Detective Harold Waylon
Adam J. Harrington ... Steve Mason
Mimi Rogers ... Ms. Brand
Allison Mackie ... Grace
Tom Amandes ... Jonathan
Michelle Davidson ... Leslie Singer
Olivia Sather Olivia Sather ... Shannon
Eric Kirchberger ... Sunny Mart Clerk
Heather Marie Marsden ... Allison
Bryan McClure ... Sandwich Guy
Bennett Wright Bennett Wright ... 8 year old Ben
Lena Noel Krussel Lena Noel Krussel ... 8 year old Lucy (as Lena Krussel)
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Ben Keller is sort of a bumbler who carries a torch for Lucy, a co-worker he's known since childhood. She's indifferent until he wins $36 million in the Iowa lottery; trouble is, he murdered the young woman who bought the ticket (it's not his first murder), but the mercenary Lucy doesn't discover Ben's secret until their honeymoon. She figures out that he murders women who look like her, so she's probably safe: she'd like to wait for the next lottery check to come in the mail, then run away. Ben knows she knows and wants her to love him anyway. With a police detective sniffing around and Ben's protective mother watching things carefully, can Lucy make a great escape? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

Even a serial killer can win the lottery

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some violence and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tetemes összeg See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Trivia

Colin Hanks also played a serial killer in season 6 of "Dexter" See more »

Goofs

When Grace finds the 2nd check and opens the envelope the check is correctly made payable to Benjamin Keller, however the 'Authorized Signature' is also Ben's name (signature) (which also looks like a handwriting font as the 2 L's and E's in Keller are exactly the same) See more »

Quotes

Grace: You seem like such nice people. Such nice people!
Ben Keller: We're still nice people, Grace, but we're also in love. And love's kinda scary. I'm starting to realize that now.
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Connections

Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.26 (2011) See more »

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Calevator
Written by Mason Cooper and Gil Cates Jr.
Performed by CC Calvert
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Partly a noir parody, black comedy, and romantic comedy.
15 December 2012 | by krachtmSee all my reviews

The plot: A gold-digging woman ends up attaching herself to the wrong person when she marries a rich serial killer.

Despite how oppressively dark the summary sounds, this is actually fairly light-hearted and harmless. The plot is essentially a parody of classic noir movies, with a femme fatale and guilty protagonist being pursued by a dogged cop. Everything is played for laughs, and there are few serious scenes. The movie starts off a bit boring and unfunny, but it gets better toward the middle once it can abandon the clichéd romantic comedy elements and switch to being more of a black comedy. The tone is still more lighthearted and wacky than I'd like for a black comedy, but it did at least keep me vaguely amused for the remaining runtime.

There's no real blood, gore, nudity, or violence. If you're looking for something like Very Bad Things, I think you'll be very disappointed. However, if you're looking for a quirky romantic comedy with a dark edge to it, you'll probably enjoy Lucky. My own tastes are more in line with Very Bad Things.


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