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A Bit of Bad Luck (2014)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Thriller | 2014 (USA)
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A wealthy heiress to a lumber company finds a diabolical way to get back at her sleazy husband for his constant affairs.

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John Fuhrman

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John Fuhrman (story), John Fuhrman | 1 more credit »
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Cary Elwes ... Brooks
Lance Rosen ... Business Man
Teri Polo ... Amanda
John Carlson John Carlson ... Radio Personality
Agnes Bruckner ... Heather
Tony Doupe ... Chuck
Marshall Bell ... Mr. Creech
David S. Hogan ... Service Attendant
Peter Kelley Peter Kelley ... Station Owner
Stefan Hajek ... Stew
K. Brian Neel K. Brian Neel ... Fran
Lorraine Montez ... Cindy
Laura Kenny Laura Kenny ... Greta
Tim Tully Tim Tully
J. Woodward Palmer J. Woodward Palmer ... Bar Customer
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Brooks Caldwell, (Cary Elwes) an erudite and handsome lawyer, seems to have it all: wealth, social status and a red hot career. His success is, in reality, a product of his marriage to his beautiful, socialite wife, Amanda, (Terri Polo) a wealthy timber heiress. Unlike most, who would remain content to enjoy a life of luxury and privilege, Brooks continues to risk everything by having extramarital affairs. Brooks' philandering, in addition to humiliating Amanda, has driven her to the point of a mental breakdown. Having been pushed over the edge, Amanda orchestrates a just and elaborate plan to bring her husband down. When Brooks leaves for a weekend romp with his latest squeeze, (Agnes Bruckner) his life quickly descends into a bizarre, nightmarish, downward spiral. Written by Anonymous

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Sometimes, the only one you're fooling is yourself.

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Comedy | Drama | Thriller

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USA

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English

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2014 (USA) See more »

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Seattle, Washington, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,500, 4 November 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$17,585, 16 December 2016
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Excellent Dark Comedy
21 June 2016 | by smartin-43053See all my reviews

A Bit of Bad Luck is a dark comedy that takes you on a ride through a man's coming to an (not intentional) understanding of his selfish ways. I thoroughly enjoyed it and laughed out loud at several places. One of my favorite scenes was when the protagonist ends up in jail and the prisoner in the cell next to his has a complete bedroom set with a comfy bed, table lamp and bedside table. He has no lock on his cell door and has been there for two and a half years. Not only has he never had a trial, he wasn't even expecting one. No explanation needed. The lead character, Brooks, played by Cary Elwes was excellent. You felt his panic as he was being surrounded and hunted by a town of violent red necks with no escape. The music was fun and in a few places told the narrative. The cinematography was excellent. I am from the Pacific Northwest and I loved seeing familiar places. A funny horror movie filmed in broad daylight. I recommend this movie to adults who want a great movie with a healthy dose of dark humor.


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