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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.

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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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Storyline

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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Details

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, 1 June 2014

Gross USA:

$48,995

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$48,995
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Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

In a nod to Seattle's music scene, Ellie's sea horses are named Kurt and Courtney. See more »

Goofs

When Ellie and Charlie park the motor-home to see the guy with information on where Matthew is, it is pulled off perpendicular to the road. When they are shown getting out, the motor-home is parallel to the road. See more »

Quotes

Ellie Klug: Musicians - I mean, men - are toxic to me. And you're both, so, nothing personal.
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Crazy Credits

> 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 »

Soundtracks

Make It Good To Me
Written by Sharon Jones & Gabriel Roth
Performed by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Courtesy of Daptone Records & Defend Music
By arrangement with Lip Sync Music, Inc.
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Mystified as to why this scores so highly
29 November 2017 | by andy-cippicoSee all my reviews

I watched this on the basis of the good reviews here and elsewhere. Unfortunately I never got into it. None of the characters were particularly likable, apart from perhaps Thomas Haden Church's character. Toni Collette's character seems to have no hesitation in sleeping with most men she either interviews or meets. It just didn't seem real - or does this sort of thing really go on? When things get tough for her she ends up smiling inanely, as if she now doesn't care.

I'm a big fan of slow-moving films, as long as the story is good and the acting is strong. I struggled with this one, as both of these factors were missing for me. I didn't care about any particular character and I just didn't care if she found the missing musician or not. Don't get me wrong: the acting wasn't bad, especially when she finally meets the missing musician, but despite the surprise factor (I won't spoil it) it all falls a bit flat for me.


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