Lucky You (2007)



Critic Consensus: Lucky You tries to combine a romantic story with the high-stakes world of poker, but comes up with an empty hand.

Movie Info

In the world of high-stakes poker, Huck Cheever is a blaster--a player who goes all out, all the time. But in his personal relationships, Huck plays it tight, expertly avoiding emotional commitments and long-term expectations. When Huck sets out to win the main event of the 2003 World Series of Poker--and the affections of Billie Offer, a young singer from Bakersfield--there is one significant obstacle in his path: his anger toward his father, L.C. Cheever, the poker legend who abandoned Huck's … More

Rating: PG-13 (for some language and sexual humor)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Curtis Hanson, Eric Roth
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 18, 2007
Box Office: $5.7M
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site


as Huck Cheever

as Billie Offer

as L.C. Cheever

as Suzanne Offer

as Ready Eddie

as Michelle Carson

as Telephone Jack

as David Oppenheim

as Frank Belando

as Himself

as Himself

as Himself

as Chinese Restaurant W...

as Himself

as Chico Banh

as Himself

as Himself

as Himself

as Roy's Guy

as Herself

as Filipino Player

as Jason Keyes

as Pawnbroker

as Ginger

as Room Service Waiter

as Himself

as Himself

as Dealer

as Man in Cowboy Hat

as Shannon Kincaid

as Ray Zumbro

as Tournament Official

as Elderly Dealer

as TV Commentator

as Tournament Director

as Elderly Female Playe...

as Ralph Kaczynski

as Old Man

as Satellite Cashier

as Himself

as Woman With Straight

as Cocktail Waitress

as Roy Durucher

as Poker Room Host

as Bobby Basketball

as Billie's Admirer

as Dealer

as Big Buckle Iverson

as Poker Room Cashier

as Shannon Kincaid

as Cocktail Waitress at...

as Himself

as Himself

as Himself

as Himself

as Young Female Player

as Russian Player

as Josh Cohen

as David Chen

as Karim Kasai

as Chris Ferguson

as Marsha Waggoner

as Lounge Singer

as Roy's Guy

as Roy's Guy

as Washroom Attendant

as Tommy the Poker Host

as Card Grabber

as Russian Player

as Russian Player
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Critic Reviews for Lucky You

All Critics (143) | Top Critics (44)

Hanson and Roth shuffle the two sides of the movie, the poker tournament and the love affair, with a Howard Hawksian feel for casual professionalism.

Full Review… | April 10, 2008
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Don't bet on Barrymore's lackluster poker rom-com.

Full Review… | December 18, 2010
Common Sense Media

Curtis Hanson's film concerns itself with wage-makers' addictive pathological itch, desperate hustles and poker's cult of very strange personalities. Its most striking "Tin Cup" kinship: Vindication and victory don't always arrive together.

Full Review… | September 19, 2010

I don't think I believed the movie Lucky You, but I sort of enjoyed it. A caveat: I enjoy watching poker on ESPN. If you don't, this movie will bore you.

Full Review… | February 2, 2009
Fayetteville Free Weekly

Since Lucky You overdid the poker cliches to death, let me end with one of my favorites: 'You got to know when to hold'em, know when to fold'em.' It seems this film never learned that lesson.

Full Review… | March 3, 2008
The Scorecard Review

Better to fold 'em than to spend time watching Eric Bana and Drew Barrymore go literally nowhere.

Full Review… | January 4, 2008
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

Audience Reviews for Lucky You


This was movie was so boring. Long scenes just watching people play poker... not the most enthralling set up for a movie. I mainly stuck through this one because I do like Drew Barrymore and have enjoyed most of her movies. She's sweet in this as always, but it's not enough to make for interesting viewing. To me, anyhow. Perhaps if you are a poker enthusiast you might feel differently!

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


Enjoyable enough for poker fans, but overall, too many other stupid things going on. It solidified my conviction that Drew Barrymore should stick to strictly comedic roles.

Taylor Bond

Super Reviewer


Director Curtis Hanson made this comedy-drama film of professional poker players' lives quite fantastic and interesting for the fans wanted to give experiences on the poker game. He also set up an interesting interplay of characters, with the scenes between Robert Duvall and Eric Bana especially memorable.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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