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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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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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2.39 : 1
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The film reunites Harry Dean Stanton and Tom Skerritt after 38 years since they appeared in Alien (1979). 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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I Stole The Right To Live
Written and Performed by Michael Hurley
Published by BMG Bumblebee (BMI) on behalf of Snocko Music (NS)
Courtesy of Gnomonsong
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Goodbye Harry.
15 October 2017 | by js-66130See all my reviews

If ever there was a deserving send off for a grand actor, then this be it.

As "Lucky", the cantankerous but lovable old sole, shuffling his way out of this mortal coil, Harry Dean Stanton is, as always, remarkable.

Striding with purpose, very slowly, through a very regimented daily routine - diner coffee, crossword, game shows, cactus watering, smokes, drinks at the local watering hole - Lucky is revealed as a complex, always thinking, opinionated, ready to drop the gloves, 91 year old.

There are several great performances, highlighted by David Lynch bemoaning the escape of his pet tortoise, but the film really belongs to Harry. Swiping some great real life histories (Stanton's stint with the Navy) blurs the line between fact and fiction just enough to act both as a fitting tribute and engrossing movie on it's own merit. This is a talkie, where action moves at a tortoise pace, but it matters not, for Lucky has that rare power to draw the audience right on in.

Among the many low key but brilliant highlights, is a stirring scene to which Johnny Cash sings Bonnie Prince Billie's "I See a Darkness".

Harry Dean Stanton was indeed Lucky.


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