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Just My Luck

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Just My Luck, Lindsay Lohan
Just My Luck: Lawrence Schwartzwald/Splash News

Just My Luck

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
103 minutes
Wide Release Date:
05/12/06
performer:
Lindsay Lohan, Chris Pine, Faizon Love, Missi Pyle
director:
Donald Petrie
distributor:
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
author:
Amy B. Harris, I. Marlene King
genre:
Comedy, Romance

We gave it a C+

A super-peppy and glammed-up Lindsay Lohan (what a stretch, right?) stars in a tailor-made role: Ashley, the luckiest girl in the world. For her, luck is having rainy days suddenly turn sunny and is measured by pay-offs from scratch-off lottery tickets. Predictably, fortune slaps her big-time, as Ashley unknowingly passes her luck to a cursed band manager, Jake (Chris Pine), through a kiss. Billed as Lohan’s first bow in an adult role, the madcap situations in Just My Luck ā€” a flooded apartment, broken mirrors, a freshly painted bench ā€” result instead in a teenybopper slapstick comedy.

EXTRAS Include an unsatisfyingly brief featurette with the costume designer and screenwriters about creating the actors’ looks, and three marginally funny deleted scenes. Meanwhile, a longer segment on McFly, the British teen rock band featured in the film, goes behind-the-scenes to show how director Donald Petrie manipulated the rabid fans during filming.

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