Lucky You details
|Starring:||Drew Barrymore, Robert Duvall, Debra Messing, Jean Smart, Eric Bana|
|Genres:||Drama - Romantic, General, Romance|
|Run time:||2 hours 4 minutes|
|Rental release:||22 Oct 2007|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Eric Bana and Drew Barrymore star in this casino flick.
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Cards on the table... its not really worth a gamble...By PaulaWestwood (397 reviews) from Ashton-Under-Lyne , 24 Jun 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]If you can watch approx 1 hour 40 minutes of poker playing, with 15 minutes of sort of rom-com added its for you, if not it really really will wear you down.
It is sort of good enough, but there is just way way too much poker playing going on to make this anything like entertaining. I know nothing whatsoever about playing the tables, and after this I don't feel like I have missed out on much. You could give this one a miss.
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A duff hand. Fold!By Bobsview (549 reviews) from Gloucestershire , 04 Apr 2013Drew Barrymore (wasted in this), awful, predicatble, 2 hours of poker. Boring, no chemistry, a failure as a RomCom. Very poor.
A film for Pairs!!By ILYATHA (16 reviews) , 27 Feb 2012Not a bad romcom, from a blokes point of view there is a fair bit of poker shown during the film & it has the romantic side for your partner to watch as well. Would definitely recommend it as a couples film.
I'm Lucky Day!By JHawk (102 reviews) from Edinburgh, Scotland , 21 Jul 2010A likeable character drama from the talented director, Curtis Hanson, this is all about gambling, so if you hate card games, then don't even bother with this movie.
Eric Bana is Huck Cheever, a Las Vegas professional card player & the son of legendary card shark, L.C. Cheever (Robert Duvall, in one of his best roles in years; he is awesome). Huck is getting together enough cash to buy a seat at the impending world series - but his inability to resist the lure of the cards means it's taking longer than he'd like. Then into his life walks the good natured Billie Offer (the ever-luminous Drew Barrymore), in Vegas to pursue her dream of becoming a singer.
In normal Hollywood fashion, you'd expect either; a) a romantic comedy to ensue, or b) a predictable schmaltzy redemption play. This is neither... and perhaps a bit of both! It's primarily a slow-burning character study (reminding me of fare seen in the 70's & 80's, like Atlantic City), which isn't flashy, just solidly entertaining and engaging.
With a brilliant script by Eric Roth (& Hanson), that is briskly directed, this is entertainment of the kind rarely seen these days.
An excellent movie that you should give a chance.
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father and sonBy RainbowJoBirko (123 reviews) from Derbyshire, England , 19 Jun 2010I rented this because I love all things Drew Barrymore, but I wasn't over keen on her character in this, a bit soft and soppy! I quite enjoyed the film though, was fine to switch off the brain and just absorb. I didn't think Bana and Barrymore had much chemistry though, but I enjoyed the father and son storyline.
Poker faceBy RB66 (15 reviews) from Gloucester , 12 Apr 2010More about poker than romance, would have liked to see more than poker tables. More could have been made of the conflicting relationships. A couple of comic scenes, all in all a disappointing film. Still love Eric Bana though!!