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Lucky Them (2013)

R | | Drama | 21 April 2014 (USA)
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A rock journalist is assigned to track down her ex-boyfriend.

Director:

Megan Griffiths

Writers:

Huck Botko (screenplay), Caroline Sherman (original idea) | 1 more credit »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Toni Collette ... Ellie Klug
Thomas Haden Church ... Charlie
Oliver Platt ... Giles
Ryan Eggold ... Lucas Stone
Nina Arianda ... Dana
Ahna O'Reilly ... Charlotte
Johnny Depp ... Matthew Smith
Joanne Woodward ... Doris (voice)
Amy Seimetz ... Sara
S.J. Chiro ... Giles' Wife
Lynn Shelton ... Lisa
Louis Hobson ... Lawrence
Christian Palmer Christian Palmer ... Bartender
Conner Marx ... Micah
Evan Mosher Evan Mosher ... Joshua
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A rock journalist is assigned to track down her ex-boyfriend.

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Taglines:

Revisit your past. Rewrite your future.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Buscando um Velho Amor See more »

Filming Locations:

Seattle, Washington, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,728, 30 May 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$32,853, 4 July 2014
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The Executive Producer of this film was Joanne Woodward. There is a dedication at the end of the film that reads: "This film is dedicated to Paul Newman; an inspiration, mentor, cheering squad, and darn good reason a gal could still have trouble finding a gent to fill his boots." See more »

Goofs

When Lucas is sitting on the bench as Ellie gets on the bus, when the camera is on him the guitar strap is on his shoulder. When the camera cuts to over his shoulder, the guitar strap is hanging down behind him. See more »

Quotes

Charlie: It's not that I don't like music, it's that I have a hard time finding a style that doesn't annoy me.
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> This film is credited to Paul Newman: an inspiration, mentor, cheering squad, and darn good reason a gal could still have trouble finding a gent to fill his boots See more »

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References Gremlins (1984) See more »

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Lost souls, searching
3 June 2014 | by gradyharpSee all my reviews

Now and again, with patience, a little gem comes across the video on demand that somehow didn't make it in the theaters. This film was made in 2013 and seems to be headed for a re- release. Don't wait. See it now on video on demand courtesy of Amazon. It is a treat. Caroline Sherman has the original idea for the story and it was adapted foe the screen by Huck Botko and Emily Wachtel. Megan Griffiths directs with élan.

Ellie Klug (the very fine Toni Collette) is a music critic for a failing rock magazine, SLAX' in Seattle headed by the pot-smoking Giles (Oliver Platt) in Seattle. She tends to write articles about not so talented music stars, such as street singer Lucas Stone (Ryan Eggold who is proving he can be more than a warped spy on TV's The Blacklist). They have casual sex but the rock around Ellie neck is an article she is forced to write about a famous rock star Matthew Smith who ha been missing since an apparent car wreck some years back, and who Ellie was in love with back in his heyday. She ultimately agrees to do a story (more like investigative journalism) mush at the insistence of her best friend, bar tender Dana (Nina Arianda). Lacking money to make a trip to Matthew Smith country, she borrows form Giles, is ripped off by Lucas, borrows from a very strange wealthy Charlie (Thomas Hayden Church) who wants to make a documentary on Ellie looking for Matthew Smith. How that all ends up is a study of the human psyches as attached to loves of the past and longings of the present but to tell more would be a spoiler. It should be added that Johnny Depp makes a very brief but central appearance….

The cast is exemplary, especially Toni Collette who at last has a role that allows her to show just what a fine comedienne as well as serious actress she is. Tune in to the video on demand offer Amazon presents – no telling when they'll release a DVD of this treasureable film. Highly recommended.


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