Lucky Them (2014)
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as Ellie Klug
as Lucas Stone
as Giles' Wife
as Crocodile Bartender
as Charity Rocks
as Declan P. McManus
as Leonard Paul
as George Smith
as Wedding Bartender
as Justice of the Peace
as Club Drummer
as Lucas' Band/Lap Steel
as Lucas' Band/Upright Bass
as Lucas' Band/Harmony
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Critic Reviews for Lucky Them
"Lucky Them" isn't a great film, all told, but thanks to the good-natured performances and the general vibe, it's an immensely enjoyable one.
A study of the perils of nostalgia, Megan Griffiths' Lucky Them itself comes off as a throwback to an earlier era of low-key, whimsical US independent cinema. This is not a bad thing, considering the talents of the cast.
The plot executes an impressive twist at the end and Collette makes such a swashbuckler out of Ellie that you're inclined to indulge her in whatever she chooses to do.
[Collette] and co-star Thomas Haden Church elevate this no-frills but intelligent story into something well worth seeing.
Has any movie made during the past 10 years not presented female journalists as sluts?
Audience Reviews for Lucky Them
There's a lot of cliches present here, but thankfully the film knocks most of them down in the end to ensure it's main character doesn't have too happy of an ending. Collette's charming as ever and Haden Church gives one of his weirder performances (which I do mean as a compliment).
Revisit your past. Rewrite your future. A very so so you might like it or not Film! The film feels like it makes some sudden stops and gos, with overly convenient plot turns, and a lot of side events that clutter the film, but don't quite seem to really add enough to the story to justify their inclusion, and there could've been a lot more included in there to flesh out Ellie's search for Matthew. I do like, though, that ultimately the film becomes more about if the search is worth it or not, or if ten years is long enough to let the past remain in the past or not. It's an interesting theme, and while I think the search isn't conducted consistently, thematically the film is always exploring if that search is worth it. More interested in partying and flirting with young musicians than work, veteran rock journalist Ellie Klug (Toni Collette) has one last chance to prove her value to her magazine's editor: a no-stone-unturned search to discover what really happened to long lost rock god Matthew Smith, who also happens to be her ex-boyfriend. Teaming up with an eccentric amateur documentary filmmaker (Thomas Haden Church in a delightful performance), Ellie hits the road in search of answers.