Just My Luck

  • PG
  • Donald Petrie (2006)
  • US
  • 98 min
Film Review
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2 out of 5

Hollywood's favourite tomboy gets a swanky makeover in director Donald Petrie's romantic comedy. Unfortunately a lazy script takes the shine off Lindsay Lohan's role as a girl spoiled by her good fortune. After a wearisome preamble that sees her find cash on the streets, score a hot date and mistakenly get Sarah Jessica Parker's dry cleaning, Lohan kisses the hapless Chris Pine, an aspiring music promoter. Suddenly her luck runs out, but it's obvious that fate has contrived to bring them together. So it's hard to feel sorry for our heroine when she slips in mud and receives a mild electric shock from changing a light bulb. Lohan is a gifted comedian, yet Petrie runs out of ideas for making the character likeable. A smattering of pratfalls and musical interludes by pop band McFly only amplify the flaws.

Plot Summary

Romantic comedy starring Lindsay Lohan and Chris Pine. Fortune favours PR account executive Ashley Albright, who has the knack for success in everything she does. Toilet cleaner Jake Hardin is just the opposite, and his life is dogged by failure. However, when fate brings them together at a masquerade ball and they share a kiss, lady luck switches places.

Cast and crew

Cast

Ashley Albright
Lindsay Lohan
Jake Hardin
Chris Pine
Damon Phillips
Faizon Love
Peggy Braden
Missi Pyle
Dana
Bree Turner
Maggie
Samaire Armstrong
Madame Z
Tovah Feldshuh
Antonio
Carlos Ponce
Katy
Makenzie Vega
McFly
McFly

Crew

Director
Donald Petrie

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
20th Century Fox
Guidance: 
Edited for language.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 30 Jun 2006
Certificate PG
Categories
Comedy

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