September 26th, 2017



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Release Year: 2017

Rating: 7.4/10 ( voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: John Carroll Lynch

Stars: Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ron Livingston

The spiritual journey of a ninety-year-old atheist.

Writers: Logan Sparks, Drago Sumonja, Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ron Livingston, Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ron Livingston, Ed Begley Jr., Tom Skerritt, Beth Grant, James Darren, Barry Shabaka Henley, Yvonne Huff, Hugo Armstrong, Bertila Damas, Ana Mercedes, Sarah Cook, Amy Claire, Ulysses Olmedo, , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Harry Dean Stanton - Lucky
David Lynch - Howard
Ron Livingston - Bobby Lawrence
Ed Begley Jr. - Dr. Christian Kneedler
Tom Skerritt - Fred
Beth Grant - Elaine
James Darren - Paulie
Barry Shabaka Henley - Joe
Yvonne Huff - Loretta
Hugo Armstrong - Vincent
Bertila Damas - Bibi
Ana Mercedes - Victoria
Sarah Cook - Debbie
Amy Claire - Frances
Ulysses Olmedo - Juan Wayne


Official Website: Official site

Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 3 Jan 2017

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Rating: 6/10

I'm not a fan of aging flesh, my own included. So the sight of Harry Dean Stanton repeatedly washing his armpits each morning? Not pretty. Actually I'm not much of a Stanton fan either, so since he's the lead character here--not my idea of entertainment. Yes the film mostly looks gorgeous, when we aren't focused on Stanton's pathetically thin, age-spotted limbs. But the editing is fun and the music is great. But sorry I'm not a fan of David Lynch either, so didn't much enjoy his supporting role. He should stick to directing, not a great actor. And really--the chain smoking? Made me sick. I didn't accept Stanton's character as either a wise, interesting or heroic man, so the whole enterprise left me cold.


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July 15th, 2011



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Still of Colin Hanks in LuckyStill of Colin Hanks and Ari Graynor in Lucky

A wannabe serial killer wins the lottery and pursues his lifelong crush.

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 5.1/10 (1,067 voted)

Critic's Score: 41/100

Director: Gil Cates Jr.

Stars: Colin Hanks, Ari Graynor, Jeffrey Tambor

A wannabe serial killer wins the lottery and pursues his lifelong crush.

Writers: Kent Sublette, Kent Sublette

Colin Hanks - Ben Keller
Ari Graynor - Lucy St. Martin
Mimi Rogers - Ms. Brand
Jeffrey Tambor - Detective Harold Waylon
Ann-Margret - Pauline Keller
Adam Harrington - Steve Mason (as Adam John Harrington)
Heather Marie Marsden - Allison
Tom Amandes - Jonathan
Allison Mackie - Grace
Dana Daurey - Wendy
Michael Arata - Man with Piña Colada
Meghan Strange - Woman Eating Celery Sticks
Jason Harris - Radio DJ
Samantha Gutstadt - Dark Haired Woman
Bryan McClure - Sandwich Guy

Taglines: Even a serial killer can win the lottery


Official Website: Official site |

Release Date: 15 July 2011

Filming Locations: Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA

User Review

Love it or hate it, this film is amoral


Very rarely do I have any desire to post a review. I've seen it, I know what I think, and usually someone else has said everything that needs to be said. Not so with "Lucky."

This film shocked me with its amorality. And I liked it.

Before I watched this, I thought, perhaps, that it would be akin to "Dexter" - a serial killer that the viewer is asked to empathize with, maybe forgive, and perhaps even root for. I mean, what else could I expect from what the synopsis seems to suggest is a serial killer rom-com. I was wrong. No one in this film is asking for forgiveness. No one in this film seems to even imagine that a universal or objective morality exists which would pass judgement.

This is one of the only, if not the only, film I have seen that exemplifies rationally self- interested actors carrying on their affairs as though no religious or societal morality existed or, at the least, was valid. Even in the films based on Ayn Rand's fiction (a person who championed "the virtue of selfishness" and fought against religion and collectivism/humanism), there was always a wink or a nod when some character violated the Judeo-Christian-humanist morality. The same can be said of most of the horror and "shock" films - the shock and horror are usually caused by reactions to the violation of societal norms. Here, there is nothing.

One previous reviewer implied the film was boring. I wouldn't go so far, though I would accept "anti-climatic." Indeed, amorality is certainly that. If one starts from a place where killing and kissing are of equal objective moral value - none whatsoever - then it stands to reason that neither occurrence has any higher meaning.

In "Lucky", the lack of regard for morality, as understood by the majority of the populace, is not obvious. It isn't a clear part of the plot. It isn't relied upon to engender fear or revulsion. I almost didn't notice it until near the end of the film. It is as if the film was made entirely by people unaware that such a concept as "objective morality" even existed. Of course it wasn't. If for no other reason than that, "Lucky" deserves praise.


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