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Lucky (2017)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 29 September 2017 (USA)
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The spiritual journey of a ninety-year-old atheist.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lucky
... Howard
... Bobby Lawrence
... Dr. Christian Kneedler
... Fred
... Joe
... Paulie
... Elaine
... Loretta (as Yvonne Huff Lee)
... Vincent
... Bibi
Pam Sparks ... Pam (as Pamela Sparks)
Mouse ... Mouse
... Juan Wayne
... Victoria
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Lucky is an old US Navy veteran of rigid habits and attitudes in a small town. When his routine is interrupted by a sudden collapse at home, Lucky finds himself realizing that his remarkably healthy old age is going to face an inevitable decline and he has to accept it. In that difficult reassessment, Lucky must face up to what he believes in and how much it compares to his neighbors' priorities. In doing so, Lucky finds that his life has its positive side as he searches for some meaning that he can accept. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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$43,293, 1 October 2017, Limited Release

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$955,925, 21 December 2017
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Harry Dean Stanton's final role. See more »

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Lucky: It's all going to go away. You, you, you, you, me, this cigarette, everything... into blackness, the void. And nobody's in charge, and you're left with... ungatz.
Elaine: And what do you do with that?
Howard: What do you do with that?
Lucky: You smile.
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El Llanto De Mi Madre
Written by Salome Gutierrez, R.
Performed by Lydia Mendoza
Courtesy of D.L.B. Records
Published by San Antonio Music Publishers, Inc.
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Harry Dean Stanton Says Goodbye To You All
9 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

Lucky is both eerie and alluring in that it hasn't just turned out to be Harry Dean Stanton's swan song, it's as if all of those involved in the making of it were watching the Grim Reaper approach Mr. Stanton from a distance during filming.They were certainly aware - and impressed - that he was 90 years old. There's not a bad performance in the whole film; everyone gives a thoughtful, elegant performance as if there is no room for childishness in the presence of the approaching death of their friend. Surely Mr. Stanton could feel to the core that his days were numbered, and wow did that make for an eloquent performance in a role perfectly suited for him. Despite Lucky being a film about the waning of life, it's not a morose film; the message seems to be that while death is scary, you can still smile at it, and still smile till the end. And while you lose some liveliness as you grow old, that doesn't mean that you have to lose your feistiness. As much as I enjoyed Lucky, I also believe that a good filmmaker could have followed almost any old man for a few weeks with a video camera and come up with an equally interesting film. Lucky is essentially one down-to-earth old man's tale of a rather unexciting present-day life, and that's about it...but maybe that's special in itself. Still, I didn't see a whole lot that was fantastic about it beyond Mr. Stanton's performance. But there's no denying that it's a well-made film, with poignant and sometimes amusing moments, moving stories from the distant past, and many good shots of the desolate, solitary desert.


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