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Just My Luck (2006)

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Average Rating: 3.7/10
Reviews Counted: 109
Fresh: 14 | Rotten: 95

Just My Luck is a screwball rom-com that fails to take advantage of Lindsay Lohan's considerable charm. The film (along with Robert Altman's A Prairie Home Companion) marks the end of Lohan's teen queen phase as she begins playing characters that are older, but not necessarily wiser. Lohan's character is supposedly cursed with bad luck, though the movie confuses misfortune with plain stupidity, leading Lohan into a long series of silly and senseless physical gags.

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Average Rating: 3.9/10
Critic Reviews: 33
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 29

Just My Luck is a screwball rom-com that fails to take advantage of Lindsay Lohan's considerable charm. The film (along with Robert Altman's A Prairie Home Companion) marks the end of Lohan's teen queen phase as she begins playing characters that are older, but not necessarily wiser. Lohan's character is supposedly cursed with bad luck, though the movie confuses misfortune with plain stupidity, leading Lohan into a long series of silly and senseless physical gags.

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Two people discover just how true the old adage "lucky in life, unlucky in love" can be in this romantic comedy. Ashley (Lindsay Lohan) has always been the sort of girl fortune smiles upon -- she's pretty, she has a great job, she had good friends, guys fall over themselves to ask her out, and she never has trouble getting a cab. Jake (Chris Pine), on the other hand, is not nearly so lucky -- he's clumsy and accident prone, things never seem to go his way, and he's just lost his job at a bowling

PG-13,

Drama, Romance, Comedy

Jonathan Bernstein, James Greer, Mark Blackwell

Aug 22, 2006

$17.2M

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All Critics (112) | Top Critics (34) | Fresh (14) | Rotten (95) | DVD (18)

... a variation on Freaky Friday buffed with a bit of 13 Going on 30's yuppie-career-princess gloss.

May 20, 2006 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly
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... a real piece of junk.

May 16, 2006 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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It's safe, competent and bland.

May 13, 2006 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Sun-Times
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From my perspective, it's watchable, but barely, and nothing I would go out of my way to locate, even if going 'out of my way' represents using a remote control to change TV channels.

May 13, 2006 Full Review Source: ReelViews
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Word on the street -- we're not sure which street -- has it that Just My Luck is Lindsay Lohan's final teen comedy. If so, the timing couldn't be better.

May 12, 2006 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
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If Just My Luck was intended to showcase a more grown-up Lohan (she'll soon be 20), it fails -- but it gives hints of the fine screwball comedian she's already becoming.

May 12, 2006 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
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even if it offers Lohan her first role as a grown-up, places her in a corporate New York, and contrives a scene in which she gets to wear a dress owned by Sarah Jessica Parker, the sex in this city never seems to get beyond first base.

June 15, 2007 Full Review Source: Film4
Film4

The film can barely breathe beneath the non-stop barrage of low-comedy shtick.

March 1, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

One day Lohan will make movies for grown-ups, but this movie certainly isn't one of them.

September 25, 2006 Full Review Source: Christianity Today
Christianity Today

Is this movie actively hoping people will hate it for being so stupid?

September 11, 2006 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

OMG! It's The Passion of the Lohan!

August 20, 2006 Full Review Source: Film Freak Central
Film Freak Central

Entretenida parábola de que la vida puede ser tan blanca o negra como nosotros mismos queramos hacerla. Si no se ve con esta idea en mente, mejor evítela.

July 16, 2006

It's very difficult not to get on board with this quirky comedy.

July 8, 2006 Full Review Source: FilmFocus

The real rot is in the script.

July 1, 2006 Full Review Source: Guardian [UK]
Guardian [UK]

Make your own luck and skip this twaddle.

July 1, 2006 Full Review Source: BBC

Despite the Manhattan dating scene stuff, the PG certificate means there's not much sex in this city, but more than enough raunchy undertones to keep teenage girls happy.

June 30, 2006 Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK]
Daily Mirror [UK]

Occasional funny moments but this is very very thin.

June 30, 2006 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

Fans of Lindsay Lohan's previous films will be pleased to learn that she's lost none of her comic timing and self-deprecating charm - she's extremely appealing here, even if she does need to rediscover the joys of food.

June 29, 2006 Full Review Source: ViewLondon
ViewLondon

Yet another trite, gimmicky rom-com.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall
Shadows on the Wall

A totally predictable and competently made feelgood fantasy flick for females under 30. If you want an escape and rest your brain, try your luck

June 13, 2006 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

Conta com a distinção de ter sido produzido por ninguém menos do que Bruce Willis, o que me leva a crer que ele tenha batido a cabeça durante as filmagens de Sin City.

June 9, 2006
Cinema em Cena

No amount of rabbit foot rubbing, four-leaf clovers or upturned horseshoes can save this often excruciating mess.

May 25, 2006 Full Review Source: Screen It!
Screen It!

Just My Luck takes an intriguing idea and goes nowhere with it.

May 21, 2006 Full Review Source: Three Movie Buffs
Three Movie Buffs

When I sat down to watch Donald Petrie's "Just My Luck," I was in the mood for a light comedy that would add sunshine to my lousy day. Instead, I was subjected to such mindless fluff that my mood just got worse.

May 18, 2006 Full Review Source: Sympatico.ca

[The scripters] apparently thought they were penning a romantic comedy when they were actually writing an ode to materialism.

May 18, 2006 Full Review Source: Creative Loafing
Creative Loafing

Audience Reviews for Just My Luck

I loved this film! McFly were amazing and the storyline was different than a average chick flick!
June 24, 2011
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Bethany Murphy

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Just My Luck, looks a interesting movie, that brings a charm by your characters and simple comedy. But show, an different side: more another one silly gags and bad screenplay with a terrible direction and teen romance. Rotten.
June 6, 2011
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

I don't care what anyone says, this movie is amazing. It's a really fun premise with two really great leads who truly have chemistry, how can you not enjoy it? I think the main reason that it's a cut above others like it is the great New York backdrop. It automatically makes your movie look amazing. I really like the gimmick of luck, it reminded me of an old Howard Hawks screwball comedy.
July 23, 2010
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