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Lucky Break

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Lucky Break

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
109 minutes
Wide Release Date:
05/03/02
performer:
James Nesbitt, Olivia Williams, Christopher Plummer, Timothy Spall
director:
Peter Cattaneo
distributor:
Paramount Pictures
author:
Ronan Bennett
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, Comedy

We gave it a D+

Imagine a cross between ”The Shawshank Redemption” and ”Waiting for Guffman.” Impossible? Not if you’re director Peter Cattaneo (”The Full Monty”), who did such a fine job getting Tom Wilkinson, Mark Addy, and Robert Carlyle to shimmy. In this one, a gang of jailbirds stages a musical as — quite literally — escapist entertainment.