Lucky (2011)

Back when I worked at Blockbuster, just about every week there would be a straight-to-DVD movie starring some former name actor that seems quirky and zany and sadly Tarantino-esque.  When I saw the poster for this movie, I knew pretty much that Lucky was going to be exactly that.  Then I read the plot synopsis and it pretty much confirmed it for me.  Why did I decide to go through and watch it anyways?  Well, mostly because I found it fascinating that Colin Hanks was playing a serial killer in a movie right before his guest stint on “Dexter” as a serial killer this season.

That’s not a good reason to watch a movie though, let me tell you.  Hanks stars as Ben, a sorta loser guy who is madly in love with his childhood friend Lucy (Ari Graynor).  Lucy’s life starts going to hell, just as Ben wins the lottery, so she decides to cash in on the easy money and get together with Ben.  Turns out quirky Ben is also a serial killer, and Lucy eventually finds out about it and then it sort of becomes a black comedy.

It’s a very schizophrenic movie, and the moronic choices that the music supervisor made doesn’t help that out at all.  There’s an interesting movie idea in Lucky, but unfortunately the movie doesn’t back up that idea, nor the wonderfully manic performance of Ari Graynor.

2.5 / 5

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About SkoochXC
Long-time blogger, Canadian, cine-snark-aphile, Tweeter and generally lonely hearted guy.

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