New film Luckiest Girl Alive has landed on Netflix following a limited theatrical run.


Based on Jessica Knoll's best-selling novel Luckiest Girl Alive, which Knoll has said was based on her own experiences, the movie follows Ani FaNelli (Mila Kunis), a cut-throat New Yorker whose so-called perfect life includes an upcoming promotion to editor of the New York Times Magazine and a wedding to her former quarterback fiancé – that is, until her dark high school past comes back to haunt her in a big and public way and threatens to change everything.

A trailer for Luckiest Girl Alive was previously unveiled, giving fans a first look at Kunis in action as Ani.

"I don’t know what’s me and what part I invented,” she admits to her fiancé in the trailer (scroll down to watch). "Sometimes I feel like a wind-up doll. Turn my key, and I will tell you exactly what you want to hear."

Read on for everything you need to know about Luckiest Girl Alive on Netflix.

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Luckiest Girl Alive release date

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Mila Kunis as Ani in Luckiest Girl Alive. Sabrina Lantos/Netflix

Luckiest Girl Alive landed on Netflix on Friday 7th October 2022.

Audiences also have the option to see it on the big screen earlier, with the film premiering in cinemas on Friday 30th September for a limited theatrical run.

Luckiest Girl Alive plot

The film revolves around successful New Yorker Ani FaNelli (Kunis) who appears to have it all: a successful journalism career and her dream wedding on the horizon.

However, when her high school past comes back to haunt her, Ani's life quickly begins to unravel.

While we don't have all the details yet, whatever happened caused Ani to reinvent her identity to escape it all.

As the official synopsis reads: "Ani FaNelli (Mila Kunis), a sharp-tongued New Yorker appears to have it all: a sought-after position at a glossy magazine, a killer wardrobe, and a dream Nantucket wedding on the horizon.

"But when the director of a crime documentary invites her to tell her side of the shocking incident that took place when she was a teenager at the prestigious Brentley School, Ani is forced to confront a dark truth that threatens to unravel her meticulously crafted life."

Luckiest Girl Alive trailer

A trailer has been released, revealing that Kunis's character turns out to be far from (yep, you guessed it) the luckiest girl alive. Watch above.

Who stars in Luckiest Girl Alive alongside Mila Kunis?

The film boasts a star-studded cast with Mila Kunis (Black Swan, Jupiter Ascending) taking on the lead role.

In addition to Kunis, the film features Finn Wittrock (American Horror Story), Connie Britton (American Ultra) and Jennifer Beals (Flashdance, The L Word).

The full cast is as follows:

  • Mila Kunis as Ani FaNelli
  • Finn Wittrock as Luke Harrison
  • Scoot McNairy as Andrew Larson
  • Chiara Aurelia as Young Ani
  • Thomas Barbusca as Arthur Finnerman
  • Justine Lupe as Nell Rutherford
  • Alexandra Beaton as Hilary Hitchinson
  • Dalmar Abuzeid as Aaron Wickersham
  • Alex Barone as Dean Barton
  • Jennifer Beals as LoLo Vincent
  • Connie Britton as Dina

Behind the camera, writer Knoll is also on screenplay duties, with Witherspoon's production company Pacific Standard onboard. Knoll shared with Cosmopolitan that she wasn't originally going to write the script, saying: "There was talk of another more established screenwriter doing it. And it didn’t work out. In the 11th hour, my agent was like, ‘Just as a reminder, Jessica is really interested in writing the script.’ Everyone realised it would be a real time suck to interview all these co-writers."

She continued: “So I’ve been working on the screenplay and I feel really good about it. I’m in the groove again.”

Luckiest Girl Alive premiered in cinemas on 30th September 2022 for a limited theatrical run before landing on Netflix on 7th October. Sign up for Netflix from £6.99 a month. Netflix is also available on Sky Glass and Virgin Media Stream.

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