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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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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

When Charlie is talking about liking Bryan Adams, because of an album cover where it looked like he was running somewhere, Charlie is describing Adams' 1983 album "Cuts Like a Knife". 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

Charlie: Look on the bright side, at least you didn't give a dead animal to somebody on their wedding day.
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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 »

Connections

References Gremlins (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Run To You
Written by Bryan Adams & Jim Vallance (as Vallance Jim)
Performed by Bryan Adams
Courtesy of A&M Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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If you get a chance, see this little gem!
14 July 2014 | by msmollySee all my reviews

Lucky Them was filmed in and around Seattle, and is lacking the obligatory shots of the Space Needle, Pike Place Market and ferries crossing the sound. Usually those scenes are meant to make a film look like it's in Seattle, but really being filmed in Vancouver and I find that annoying.

Toni Collette plays Ellie, a music critic for the print magazine Stax. Her job keeps her out late at night visiting Seattle's music clubs, drinking too much and often leaving with a cute young musician. At one time she was in a long term relationship with alt-rock star Matthew Smith, who went missing 10 years ago and is presumed to have ended his life by jumping at Snoqualmie Falls. Many of his fans believe he is still alive and keep a website listing sightings.

Oliver Platt plays Giles, the editor in chief at Stax. He has the brilliant idea of a 10 year anniversary of the disappearance of Matthew Smith as a big feature story in Stax and gives the assignment to Ellie, who is not so keen on digging up old personal history. Giles makes it clear that her job is on the line if she doesn't produce.

Ellie is out covering the music scene one night when she runs into an old acquaintance Charlie, played by Thomas Haden Church. Charlie is a dot.com millionaire, with plenty of money and time. Recently he has been taking documentary film making classes at a local community college. He agrees to help her in the search for Matthew Smith if he can make a documentary film of her in the process. And so the fun begins! Everyone should have their own Thomas Haden Church sidekick!

The story is intriguing enough without being overly complicated to keep me interested in the outcome.Is Matthew Smith still alive? Will they find him? All I will say is the ending is brilliant and perfect!


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