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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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John Carroll Lynch

Writers:

Logan Sparks (screenplay), Drago Sumonja (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harry Dean Stanton ... Lucky
David Lynch ... Howard
Ron Livingston ... Bobby Lawrence
Ed Begley Jr. ... Dr. Christian Kneedler
Tom Skerritt ... Fred
Barry Shabaka Henley ... Joe
James Darren ... Paulie
Beth Grant ... Elaine
Yvonne Huff ... Loretta (as Yvonne Huff Lee)
Hugo Armstrong ... Vincent
Bertila Damas ... Bibi
Pam Sparks Pam Sparks ... Pam (as Pamela Sparks)
Mouse Mouse ... Mouse
Ulysses Olmedo ... Juan Wayne
Ana Mercedes ... Victoria
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

29 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lucky: Un joven de noventa años See more »

Filming Locations:

Piru, California, USA See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$43,293, 1 October 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$955,925, 21 December 2017
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Dolby Digital | Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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The five yoga exercises Lucky performs at the start of each day are the Five Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation, although in the film they are not employed in the recommended order. Performed originally by Tibetan Buddhist monks, they are said to enhance health and longevity. See more »

Quotes

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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Volver, Volver
Performed by Harry Dean Stanton
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An homage to old age and the meaning of life, if there is one
20 October 2017 | by andreacallon-160-112182See all my reviews

A loving homage to an actor and musician that anyone over 50 has seen in movies over several decades. I wiped away tears several times over beautiful, thoughtful musings by Lucky, who, in most respects, was Harry Dean Stanton himself. This is a small but significant slice of life movie and showcases excellent writing, direction and acting by several collaborators who've worked together before. Notable understated performance by David Lynch whose character's lost tortoise serves as an analogy that some viewers who haven't lived several decades yet will not yet appreciate. I was stilled when Lucky sang, sad when Johnny Cash sang and I smiled, satisfied, at the end. I will watch this movie again with friends who understand the beauty of a simple and well written film like this and we will all feel satisfied and more connected as a result.


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