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Lucky Them

  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • 2013
  • Megan Griffiths
  • 92 mins
  • 15

Summary

Comedy drama starring Toni Collette and Thomas Haden Church. In the hope that the story will safeguard her job at a hip music magazine, an ageing rock critic embarks on a search for the musician she discovered and fell for but who mysteriously vanished. She's joined on the road by an old flame who aims to make this endeavour the subject of his first documentary film.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Toni Collette steals the show as Ellie, a music journalist on a very personal assignment, in this comedy drama. Helped by little more than rumours and an obnoxious film-maker (Thomas Hayden Church), she must find her ex-boyfriend, a celebrated musician, on the tenth anniversary of his disappearance. At times feeling like a paint-by-numbers indie drama, the film revels in its trendy Seattle setting, but fails to provide anything that truly engages beyond some well-cast leads. Collette hits all the right notes in a performance that shows her character's flaws without making her seem weak, allowing the story to be told from a refreshingly nuanced female perspective. Amid the hip haircuts and open-mic dreamboats is Hayden Church, cutting through the self-conscious cool and having a blast, as his character and Collette's butt heads hilariously. A surprise cameo ends things on a high note, making Lucky Them fun while it lasts, but no more than that.

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Credits

Cast

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Ellie KlugToni Collette
CharlieThomas Haden Church
GilesOliver Platt
LucasRyan Eggold
DanaNina Arianda
CharlotteAhna O'Reilly
Matthew SmithJohnny Depp

Crew

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DirectorMegan Griffiths

Details

Guidance
Swearing, a sex scene, drug abuse
Formats
Colour
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