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Just my Luck (2006)

Everything changed in the wink of an eye.

Original Title : Just My Luck
Director : Donald Petrie
Writer : I. Marlene King
Amy Harris
Jonathan Bernstein
Mark Blackwell
James Greer
I. Marlene King
Genre : Comedy
Fantasy/Romance
Country : USA
Language : English
Producer : Joseph M. Caracciolo Jr. , Arnon Milchan , Arnold Rifkin , Ellen H. Schwartz , Marjorie Shik , Bruce Willis
Music : Teddy Castellucci
Photography : Dean Semler
Distributor : Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
IMDB ID : 0397078
Official site : http://www.justmyluckmovie.com/
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Starring

¬Lindsay Lohan Ashley Albright
¬Chris Pine Jake Hardin
¬Faizon Love Damon Phillips
¬Missi Pyle Peggy Braden
¬Tom Fletcher Himself (as McFly
¬Danny Jones Himself (as McFly
¬Makenzie Vega Caty
¬Harry Judd Himself (as McFly
¬Dougie Poynter Himself (as McFly
¬Samaire Armstrong Maggie
¬Bree Turner Dana
¬Carlos Ponce Antonio
¬Tovah Feldshuh Madame Z
¬Jaqueline Fleming Tiffany
¬Dane Rhodes Mac
¬Mikki Val Tough Jailbird
¬Ira Hawkins Doorman Oscar
¬J.C. Sealy Aunt Martha
¬Marcus Hester Tom Gilpin
¬Ameer Baraka Phillip's Minion
¬Anne Ewen Phillip's Minion
¬Tobi Gadison Phillip's Minion
¬Thomas Hyde III Phillip's Minion
¬Mark Cameron Wystrach Phillip's Minion
¬Strawn Bovee Mrs. Pennington
¬Gerry Vichi Diner Owner
¬Dennis Wit Diner Bacon Guy
¬Kenny Alfonso Party Detective
¬Ray Garvey Party Cop
¬Larry Gamell Jr. Jail Deputy (as Lawrence C. Gamell
¬Rome Kanda Zuki - Japanese Maitre D'
¬Jon Manfrellotti Palace Cab Driver
¬Jennifer Rose Koelfgen Palace Model
¬Deanna Miller Palace Model
¬Erik Liberman Palace Clipboard Man
¬Al Roffe Lotto Cashier
¬Dean Cochran Kissing Groom
¬Mary Firestone Bride
¬Kerry Lambert Masquerade Dancer
¬Matthew Morgan Kissing Street Performer
¬Dariush Vollenweider Kissing Hospital Patient
¬Denis Gawley Steam Room Guy
¬Loring Murtha Kissing Jogger
¬Kevin Scanlon Haz-Mat Officer
¬David E. Jensen Stage Manager
¬J.P. Patterson Recording Engineer
¬Lara Shriftman Art Gallery PR Woman
¬Kathy Tong Art Gallery PR Woman
¬Frank Ferrara Central Park Cop
¬Kasie Head Central Park Jogger
¬John Bernard Martin Bernie/Jake's Driver
¬Alexandra Apjarova Sky Dancer
¬Christine Vanloo Sky Dancer (as Christine Van Loo
¬Jennifer Arden Party Dancer
¬Tiffany J. Billiot Party Dancer
¬Aurielle Brimmer Party Dancer
¬Jarrod Cashe Party Dancer
¬Michelle N. Gibson Party Dancer
¬Matthew Ragas Party Dancer
¬Luke Sexton Masked Dancer
¬Jennifer Van Kanegon Party Dancer
¬Christopher Ware Party Dancer
¬Paul Dufrene IV Mud Dancer
¬Michelle Lamb Mud Dancer
¬Adrian M. Lindsey Mud Dancer
¬Misty Marshall Mud Dancer
¬Chris Carmack David Pennington
¬Henry Jaderlund Business Executive
¬Anthony Gangi Bowler
¬Mills Allison Pool player
¬Susan Andrews Friend of Bride
¬Oscar Dillon Doorman/Co-Star
¬Jim Ford College Student
¬Matt Jade Restaurant Patron
¬Ted R. Lewinski Businessman
¬Alec Rayme Featured/Dancer
¬Cassandra Seidenfeld Day Player/GCS
¬Mario Suarez Businessman at Money Center
¬Fast Ali Concert Goer (uncredited
¬Michael Arata Truck Driver (uncredited
¬Katie J. Berchak Bowling Alley Patron (uncredited
¬Robert Bizik Chief Executive Officer (uncredited
¬William Burns Bartender (uncredited
¬Jude Cambise Sushi Bar Yuppie (uncredited
¬Craig Castaldo Bicycle driver (uncredited
¬Amber Cather Business Owner (uncredited
¬Kristi Chalaire Concert Goer/After Party (uncredited
¬Jeff Chena Cab Driver (uncredited
¬Leanne Cochran Carley the Waitress (uncredited
¬Greg D'Agostino Sound Technician (uncredited
¬Gary Desroche Bank Teller (uncredited
¬Charles Detraz Publishers Clearing House Rep (uncredited
¬Matthew Dufour Bartender (uncredited
¬Louis Dupuy Hospital Doctor (uncredited
¬Jerry L. Durham Bowling Alley Patron (uncredited
¬Josaine I. Espinal Business Executive (uncredited
¬Kayla Ewell Janet aka Bank Teller (uncredited
¬Jonah Falcon Best Man at Wedding (uncredited
¬Geoff Falk NYC Detective (uncredited
¬Ianello Garcino Security Guard (uncredited
¬Adam Goodnoff-Cernese Taxi, Limo, Town Car Driver (uncredited
¬Lea Goodwin Extra - Prison Scene (uncredited
¬Lara Grice Jake's Bank Teller (uncredited
¬Justin Groetsch Masquerader (uncredited
¬Sam Hayden Concert Goer (uncredited
¬Al Heavener Bowling Alley Patron (uncredited
¬Todd Henry Hair/Make-up (uncredited
¬David H. Huynh Rome Kanda's stand in (uncredited
¬Candice Jameson Waitress (uncredited
¬Candice Love Jameson Hard Rock Waitress (uncredited
¬Korey L. Jarmon Extra - Broadway Dancer (uncredited
¬David Jensen Stage Manager (uncredited
¬Mark P. Kelly Art Museum Patron (uncredited
¬Loren Kinsella Ashley's Mom (uncredited
¬Russ Klein Steam Room Guy (uncredited
¬Cynthia Leigh Concert Goer (uncredited
¬Ashley Mangat Concert Goer (uncredited
¬Cody Melton Steam Room Guy Lurker (uncredited
¬Lauren E. Michon Featured Extra (uncredited
¬Wayne Douglas Morgan Bouncer
¬Stephen Occhipinti Bowler (uncredited
¬Gloria Parks Business Woman (uncredited
¬Anthony M. Pizzuto Grand Central Patron (uncredited
¬Benjamin Plaut Waiter (uncredited
¬Jim Rabb Broadway Dancer (uncredited
¬Josie Rees Concert Goer (uncredited
¬Allison Lee Ritter Student (uncredited
¬Glenn Robin NYPD Detective (uncredited
¬Johnny Rock EMT (uncredited
¬Stephen Rue Advertising Agency Executive (uncredited
¬Antonio Saillant Business Executive (uncredited
¬Codie Scott Music Executive (uncredited
¬Derrick Simmons Phillip's Driver (uncredited
¬Stewart Summers Tourist (uncredited
¬Valisa Tate Concert Goer (uncredited
¬Stephen Tobolowsky (uncredited
¬Hannah Tointon Concert Goer (uncredited
¬Kara Tointon Concert Goer (uncredited
¬Joshua Tolby Student (uncredited
¬Chris Trew Office Worker (uncredited
¬Deneen Tyler Hospital Doctor (uncredited
¬Sonny Vellozzi Businessman (uncredited
¬Village Guard (uncredited
¬Kevin Watson Street Hustler (uncredited
¬David Dino Wells Jr. On Photo (uncredited
 

Plot

Manhattan socialite, Ashley is the luckiest person in New York. Untill, one night she goes to a masquerade ball and meets, Jake. Jake on the other hand has the worst luck. After kissing Jake, Ashley is horrified to find out that she and Jake swapped luck.
 

Comments

Films with music stars keep getting poorer, 19 July 2006 Author: Chris Sparks from Brighton, England Films have a poor reputation when they involve stars from the music industry (or should I say ',pop stars', as I categorically refuse to put Britney Spears and McFly in the same batch as the deity Bach and Wagner). Thus, I wasn',t expecting much when I got up at a ridiculously early time so I could see the only showing Brighton Marina cinema had of Just My Luck with an audience consisting of 3 people (including me).The storyline is predictably simple, Ashley (played by Lindsay Lohan) has good luck and Jake (played by Chris Pine) has bad luck. Ashley holds down a successful job although the audience is unaware of what job she is successful at. By contrast, Jake is head of a small-time band known as McFly. Ashley gets lucky (although what you mean by ',lucky', is key here, (see below,) by improvising for her company and landing a ',big-ball-date',. At this ',big ball',, Ashley kisses Jake who has hijacked the ball as a professional dancer to try and get the prestigious Damon Phillips (played by Faizon Love) to look at his band. Via this kiss, Jake gains all of Ashley',s luck and suddenly everything goes wrong for Ashley and everything goes right for Jake. McFly became famous and eventually are asked to play at a ',Hard Rock caf√©',. After learning from a clairvoyant what has happened, Ashley tries looking for her luck doing random silly stuff including kissing all the professional dancers (which is probably why she took the role), eating someone',s leftovers from an unhygienic cafe before, pivotally, falling for Jake. She eventually discovers Jake has ',stolen', (her words, not mine) her luck and she attempts to get it back from him. I shall stop at this point as I think to go any far would ruin the ending but, if the truth were told, it isn',t anything to write home about.I believe commentators have gone a little too far in categorising it as one of the worst films ever made and may want to ask themselves for what reason they believe it to be so poor. It may not be a particularly a good film, but this it is difficult to see how it could have been any better. May be one criticism of this film is its target audience. The target audience is rather narrow, there is nothing that will stimulate you and the jokes are rather immature and ',teeny-poppy',. If you like that sort of thing, you might be happy seeing this film…, it was rather predictable from the outset what it was going to be like, Lindsay Lohan has too small a range to play to play any other character-types! So, we must accept that most people are going to be outside of its ',target audience',.I was disappointed with the characters, though, Ashley was, paradoxically not entirely an alpha female. I',m not sure who or what Ashley was supposed to be and I don',t think the actor knew either. This was demonstrated in her mediocre acting. It doesn',t seem realistic that Jake fell in love naturally with Ashley for any reason other than pity. Am I wrong in thinking that most girls don',t want to be pitied? I think what annoyed me most the lack of basic coherent structure. As already alluded to in earlier statements, I don',t think this film defines what luck actually is and, as a result, there is no clear distinction between what is ',luck', and what is ',intelligence',. For example, if someone works very hard to achieve a degree and gains a first, one wonders whether it was gained through pure luck or intellect? In contrast, Lindsay gets her position because she sits in on other people',s discussions (according to the film) and based on what she has learnt decides the best way of organising a ball. Her offer is accepted and she does very well within her company, is this plain luck or is that because she deserved it? Later in the film, even when she knows that she has overdone the washing powder, she still switches it on even though she does not know where the ',off', switch…, I',m not sure what that has to do with luck. Similarly, when she tries to replace a lightbulb. What has this got to do with luck? The main point is that there is no ',depth', to this film. Here is a film looking for a theme and a structure. If it purports to be a comedy, I fail to see the joke. While it isn',t the worst film you',d ever see you will probably come out feeling as dissatisfied as I did.
 
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