Just My Luck: Lawrence Schwartzwald/Splash News
Tanner Stransky
August 22, 2006 AT 04:00 AM EDT

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 — a flooded apartment, broken mirrors, a freshly painted bench — 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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