Just My Luck (2006) - Rotten Tomatoes

Just My Luck (2006)



Critic Consensus: 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.

Movie Info

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 alley. However, these two opposites meet one night at a ritzy masquerade ball, and Ashley and Jake exchange an impulsive kiss as two shooting stars cross in the sky. Suddenly, they both find their luck taking a one hundred and eighty degree turn; Jake is befriended by a wealthy musician and suddenly finds himself successful and flush with cash, while Ashley loses her job and her apartment after a major misunderstanding with the police. While Jake's luck with women has also taken a turn for the better, he's become deeply infatuated with Ashley, and tries to help her turn her life back around as he struggles to win her heart. Just My Luck also stars Samaire Armstrong, Faizon Love, and Tovah Feldshuh.more
Rating: PG-13 (for some brief sexual references)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jonathan Bernstein, James Greer, Mark Blackwell, I. Marlene King, Amy B Harris
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 22, 2006
Box Office: $17.2M
20th Century Fox - Official Site


Lindsay Lohan
as Ashley Albright
Chris Pine
as Jake Hardin
Faizon Love
as Damon Phillips
Missi Pyle
as Peggy Braden
Carlos Ponce
as Antonio
Dan Jones
as Member of McFly
Mikki Val
as Tough Jailbird
Ira Hawkins
as Doorman Oscar
J.C. Sealy
as Aunt Martha
Marcus Hester
as Tom Gilpin
Ameer Baraka
as Phillip's Minion
Anne Ewen
as Phillip's Minion
Thomas Hyde III
as Phillip's Minion
Mark Cameron Wystrac...
as Phillip's Minion
Strawn Bovee
as Mrs. Pennington
Tobi Gadison Brown
as Phillips Minion
Gerry Vichi
as Diner Owner
Thomas Tyde
as Phillips Minion
Dennis Wit
as Diner Bacon Guy
Kenny Alfonso
as Party Detective
Ray Garvey
as Party Cop
Jon Manfrellotti
as Palace Cab Driver
Deanna Miller
as Palace Model
Tom Fletcher
as Himself
Danny Jones
as Himself
Harry Judd
as Himself
Erik Liberman
as Palace Clipboard Man
Al Roffe
as Lottery Cashier
Dean Cochran
as Kissing Groom
Matthew Morgan
as Kissing Street Perfo...
Dariush Vollenweider
as Kissing Hospital Pat...
Denis Gawley
as Steam Room Guy
Russ Klein
as Steam Room Guy
Loring Murtha
as Kissing Jogger
Kevin Scanlon
as Haz-Mat Officer
Dave Jensen
as Stage Manager
J.P. Patterson
as Recording Engineer
Lara Shriftman
as Art Gallery PR Woman
Kathy Tong
as Art Gallery PR Woman
Frank Ferrara
as Central Park Cop
Kasie Head
as Central Park Jogger
John Bernard Martin
as Bernie, Jake's Drive...
Jennifer Arden
as Party Dancer
Tiffany J. Billiot
as Party Dancer
Aurielle Brimmer
as Party Dancer
Jarrod Cashe
as Party Dancer
Michelle N. Gibson
as Party Dancer
Kerry Lambert
as Party Dancer
Matthew Ragas
as Party Dancer
Luke Sexton
as Party Dancer
Christopher Ware
as Party Dancer
Paul Dufrene IV
as Mud Dancer
Michelle Lamb
as Mud Dancer
Misty Marshall
as Mud Dancer
David Jensen
as Stage Manager
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Critic Reviews for Just My Luck

All Critics (112) | Top Critics (35)

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

Full Review… | May 20, 2006
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | June 15, 2007

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

Full Review… | March 1, 2007
Film Journal International

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

Full Review… | September 25, 2006
Christianity Today

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

Full Review… | September 11, 2006

OMG! It's The Passion of the Lohan!

Full Review… | August 20, 2006
Film Freak Central

Audience Reviews for Just My Luck


Silly rom-com, although Pine and Lohan are quite charming.

Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

I loved this film! McFly were amazing and the storyline was different than a average chick flick!

Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

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.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

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