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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
PG
Cast
Lindsay Lohan
Chris Pine
Samaire Armstrong.
Directors
Donald Petrie.
Screenwriters
Running Time
103 minutes

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Just My Luck
Shallow Rom-com with Lindsey Lohan


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Plot
Ashley (Lohan) is the luckiest woman around. After a chance encounter with a down-and-out (Pine), she realizes that she's swapped her fortune for his.


Review
Just My Luck

While films like The Cooler and Intacto explored the notion of luck to intriguing effect, this Lindsay Lohan/McFly vehicle merely uses it as a bland twist on the Freaky Friday life-swap genre. Worldly Ashley (Lindsay Lohan) accepts the idea that she’s swapped luck with Jake (Chris Pine) without question, and starts her bid to find her masked Prince Charming (whom she reasons can reverse her new bad luck) by kissing as many boys as possible. This last plot point, along with Ashley’s girlie good luck, allows for some adolescent wish-fulfilment. Young viewers may also be amused by Lohan’s slapstick interludes and the charms of Rob Lowe-lookalike Pine.

But this suffers from a nonsensical, continuity-troubled plot that exists chiefly to promote British band McFly across the pond. With its underwhelming romance and hurried conclusion, Just My Luck is an even more throwaway affair than director Petrie’s How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days.


Verdict
Occasional funny moments but this is very very thin.


Reviewed by Anna Smith

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nah

Mcfly were the only good part of this. They're acting was hillarious but I rather enjoyed the their parts. I don't like Lindsay Lohan and the character of Chris Pine's sister was more irritating than that kid from the ring.That's all there is to it. ... More

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Posted by amazingalex24 at 12:37, 13 April 2009 | Report This Post


I think the film was average, nothing special really. It was just a typical teen rom-com, predicatble and getting kind of boring. The best bit for me was Chris Pine and McFly, although I will say McFly, stick to the day job, singing is what you do best! As for Lindsey Lohan, her performance was okay but I think she is steadily falling in to the typecast. ... More

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Posted by Kitty Kat at 09:20, 27 February 2007 | Report This Post


Fun

I might be biased because I like Lohan but I enjoyed this a lot. The second half was a bit meh, and McFly can McFuck off, but otherwise good fun. ... More

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Posted by Caster at 15:50, 05 February 2007 | Report This Post


Dull dull dull

It must be a bad film when the likes of McFly come across as the most believably human characters in it - and they haven't been allowed to say more than a dozen lines between them. As an officianado of cheesy wish-fulfilment rom-coms, this fails my blub-ometer and hot-ometer tests. Even 12 year olds will yawn through it. ... More

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Posted by efsb at 17:52, 09 July 2006 | Report This Post


RE: zzzzzzzz

I got dragged into this by someone I know.    the film spends about 1/4 of th time trying to promote McFly for the U.S. market, and actors these lads are not as they present a performance which makes Orlando Bloom look like an accomplished thespian.  Lindsey Lohan seems very uncomfortable and spends a good proportion of the film acting rather poorly, overpronuciating lines and generally hamming it up. She was totally unbelievable in the role and as a vehicle for her it faile... More

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Posted by sanchia at 00:46, 03 July 2006 | Report This Post


zzzzzzzz

I have to admit it, i kina fell asleep. There where a few times where i was woken by the audience laughing but i found it dull most of time. McFly was quite good and added a little tune to it but that was the only highlight. ... More

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Posted by ~Firefly~ at 14:40, 02 July 2006 | Report This Post


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