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Good Luck Chuck (2007)

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5

Average Rating: 2.8/10
Reviews Counted: 114
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 108

A shortage of laughs and an undercurrent of mean-spiritedness undermine Good Luck Chuck, squandering a decent premise on gross-out humor and shopworn slapstick.

4

Average Rating: 2.9/10
Critic Reviews: 27
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 26

A shortage of laughs and an undercurrent of mean-spiritedness undermine Good Luck Chuck, squandering a decent premise on gross-out humor and shopworn slapstick.

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Movie Info

A serial dater afflicted with a lifelong curse of loneliness attempts to win the love of a clumsy but beautiful penguin expert in the one romantic comedy that proves true love never comes easy. As a ten-year-old boy, Charlie (Dane Cook), breaks the cardinal rule of spin-the-bottle by refusing to kiss a demented goth girl. Crushed by the disheartening snub and determined to ensure that Charlie never finds true love, the vengeful brooder places a hex on the cowardly rule breaker that follows him

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Comedy

Josh Stolberg

Jan 15, 2008

$35.0M

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All Critics (114) | Top Critics (27) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (108) | DVD (9)

A cesspool of irrational plot points and flaccid punch lines.

January 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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What isn't forgivable, though, is being boring, and Good Luck Chuck has all the engaging magnetism of an unflushed toilet.

January 15, 2008 Full Review Source: Film.com
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The script is so reliant on wish-fulfillment it forgets to add those important little touches: you know, wit, sincerity, characterisation, that kind of thing... A very cheap shot - and hardly anyone calls him 'Chuck'.

November 9, 2007 Full Review Source: Time Out
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Can we finally just admit that Dane Cook isn't funny?

September 26, 2007 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Comment (1)
Entertainment Weekly
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This is an unoriginal, dull-witted, juvenile, crude, offensive, idiotic and pointless romantic comedy that makes no sense. None.

September 25, 2007 | Comment (1)
Ebert & Roeper
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Good Luck Chuck is so undistinguished that it feels like an extended screen test.

September 25, 2007 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
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We've never gotten the appeal of Cook, and this did nothing to explain it.

February 8, 2012 Full Review Source: Time Out Chicago
Time Out Chicago

The cracking performances from Alba and Cook do wonders at papering over these creative fissures.

July 14, 2011 Full Review Source: Digital Spy
Digital Spy

If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all, right?

February 9, 2011 Full Review Source: ReelzChannel.com

The only plausible scenario in this movie is the idea that a woman would be so annoyed by Dane Cook, she'd be willing to put a curse on him.

July 6, 2010 Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix
Boston Phoenix

... a bit like being at an entertaining party ruined by a some obnoxious loud-mouths shouting obscenities.

July 5, 2008 Full Review Source: ESplatter
ESplatter

Whether or not you appreciate Dane Cook's spastic, hyperactive brand of observational humor, he cannot be held solely responsible for the unmitigated disaster that is 'Good Luck Chuck.'

April 9, 2008 | Comment (1)
San Francisco Examiner

...comes off as the latest misfire from erstwhile comedian Dane Cook...

March 13, 2008 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

Apparently someone out there thought it would be a good idea to capitalize on American's love for penguins AND gross-out comedies.

March 3, 2008 Full Review Source: The Scorecard Review
The Scorecard Review

A transparent excuse for a constant parade of topless females eager to assume a compromising position. The only thing missing was a cheesy porn soundtrack.

January 18, 2008 Full Review Source: EURWeb
EURWeb

To paraphrase one of Chuck's girlfriends, this is a film that finds no shame in licking the sand off the balls of comedy.

January 15, 2008 Full Review Source: FilmStew.com

Crude, vulgar and dispiriting to watch.

November 9, 2007 Full Review Source: This is London | Comments (2)
This is London

Shoddily written.

November 9, 2007 Full Review Source: Independent
Independent

Cross the street to avoid this one.

November 9, 2007 Full Review Source: Guardian [UK] | Comments (2)
Guardian [UK]

Terminally unfunny

November 9, 2007 Full Review Source: Sun Online
Sun Online

If it wasn't for the presence of leading lady Jessica Alba, Good Luck Chuck would be lucky to get even a DVD release.

November 9, 2007 Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK]
Daily Mirror [UK]

Good Luck Chuck has its moments - though the half-decent comedy moments are outweighed by the gags that fizzle and the cruddy loutish moments.

November 9, 2007 Full Review Source: Film4

An unpleasant sex romp of the kind Robin Askwith made in the 1970s.

November 9, 2007 Full Review Source: BBC

As dire a cum-com as ever shot its load on a cinema screen.

November 9, 2007 Full Review Source: Total Film
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Audience Reviews for Good Luck Chuck

A man falls in love just as he realizes that all his exes immediately find happy relationships after they date him.
I find the premise of this film interesting and engaging. However, the execution leaves much to be desired. Rather than crafting a character who has some special insight or unique effect that allows his girlfriends to be emotionally prepared for a real relationship, the film resorts to some voodoo bullshit and devolves into a cliche sex comedy. There are a few moments when Charlie seems to have depth, but throughout most of the film his as plastic as Dane Cook's comedy act.
Cam's character also deserves comment. She serves as a vessel for male interest. And that's all. She has quirks, demonstrated by her klutziness, but she's only klutzy when there's a bit; at all other times, Jessica Alba plays her as cute girl with a confidence and charm that belies the rest of the character. So as often happens, women in romantic comedies are devoid of personality, reduced to objects of male desire.
Overall, this film could have been so good in the right hands, but it's not.
June 13, 2013
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Jim Hunter

Super Reviewer

Good Luck Chuck is a bad comedy that has a few minor laughs, but ultimately fails in being an effective comedy. Dane Cook is a horrible comedian, and aside from his minor role in Waiting is definitely not funny. This film lacks anything original, interesting and truly entertaining. I found that this film was peppered with clichés and a poor plot, not to mention a bad cast. This is a film that is not worth seeing, and you'd be better off watching something else. Dane Cook's career as a comedian is a mess and he is one of the worst comedians that I have seen. He was humorous in Waiting, and aside from that, he never did anything worth seeing. His routine is just stupid gimmicks where he makes irritating noises. It's no wonder the guy fails as an actor, his delivery just doesn't cut it, and it becomes tiresome. Good Luck Chuck was a painful experience to sit through and in the long run, it is a highly forgettable film that is probably now sold in bargain bins. This might have been a film that could have worked if the cast would have been better, and it definitely needed a script rewrite with emphasis on writing better jokes. Dane Cook sucks and this film proves it yet again. The film like I said only has minor laughs, with most of the jokes falling flat and are unfunny to begin with. Skip this pointless, uninteresting comedy; you'll be glad you did. Good Luck Chuck is a horrible film that just doesn't deliver the comedy goods that a film with this sort of idea.
April 3, 2013
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Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

Super Reviewer

[My predicted rating: 2.5]

This one was a great surprise to me, I was all set to watch a passable RomCom, but this was definitely a funny, albeit pretty crude Comedy. Dane Cook (not heard of before) was of course the star of this film, it was easy watching, cringeable in parts, corny but quite original.
December 4, 2011
76Majikat

Super Reviewer

I watched this? I rated it but don't remember. Obviously a forgettable movie.
July 11, 2011
Raajay

Super Reviewer

    1. Cam: People will believe what they want to believe.
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