Good Luck Chuck Reviews
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.
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.
Of course the issue is that with a curse like that, Charlie will never land up as the true love to anybody, even if he loves her. Actually there are some pretty disgusting parts to the movie. His best friend for one. The 400 pound women complete with a shopping bag of donuts who Charlie "seduces" to attempt to prove the curse has been lifted. Plus Charlie is not that funny. This movie is not that funny for that matter.
The plot was a fairly good one, after being Hexx Charlie Logan cannot seem to tie a women down, everytime he sleeps with one she falls in love with the next man. When he falls for a women for real, he understands that sex is meaningless without any true feelings behind it, and has to overcome the hex as well as his best friend trying to convince him to take advatage of all the hot 'vag' available to him.
The movies halarious, there's funny parts from the beginning to the end, and while I've heard some bad reviews from others - I personally found it very entertaining.
Negatives: The only real negative in this film is the fact that it is something we've seen a million times before. We've already seen the "Loves better then Sex" routine done and in this comical chick flick it's not really hard to predict the always happy ending.
Overall: It's predictable, you've seen it before, but if you like to laugh and you've liked watching these types of movies in the past - it can be a great flick.
But this is a male romantic comedy so you know that they get back together in the end. What is an interesting plot becomes a mess and turns the film into one cliche after another (yes, there's even the non-supportive best friend).