Just My Luck

Directed by Donald Petrie

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Just My Luck - Directed by Donald Petrie
By Ashley CarterHooray, another wacky role reversal movie starring Lindsay Lohan! This time she stars as Ashley Albright, the luckiest girl in NYC. The rain stops at her beckoning, lottery tickets fall in her favour and she can’t help but be endlessly promoted at her big, fancy job. Elsewhere in the city, Jake Hardin (Chris Pine) trips and falls everywhere, dogs poo all over him and the band he’s managing (real-life UK fluffheads McFly, who seem to be the product that this movie exists to sell) can’t catch a break. Zero luck! Like opposites! But when the two share an anonymous kiss at a masquerade ball, their luck magically reverses! The only way for Albright to reset the cosmos is to find this masked man and kiss him again. But, uh oh, what if they fall in love? Yeah. There isn’t much sustaining this formulaic rom-com (in fact, it’s only worth seeing for a scene where Lohan is covered in mud and stuffing her mouth full of bacon for no discernable reason). Lohan is completely implausible as a business executive (isn’t she, like, 13 years old?). Though, to her credit, she is actually capable of better than this, if recent roles in A Prairie Home Companion and Mean Girls are any indication. The special features on this needlessly double-sided DVD are almost as lacking as the movie itself. "Look of Luck” is essential viewing for that special someone who needs the inside scoop on each of Lohan’s sparkly costumes. A flashy "behind the scenes” featurette on McFly attempts to sell them as "Blink 182 meets the Beatles,” in hopes that someone somewhere is looking to have their ears gnashed to pieces. Plus: deleted and extended scenes. (Fox)
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