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Taking Chances

Taking Chances (2009)

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Release Date: Nov 1, 2009 Wide

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This all-star comedy boasts a packed marquee and a meaningful message. Justin Long stars as a history lover who worries that a new casino will destroy his town's legacy. To fight the destruction of the village's history, he pairs with a young woman (Emmanuelle Chriqui), and together they must face an entire town that mistakenly thinks that the casino is in the best interests of their homes. Taking Chances also stars Rob Corddry, Keir O'Donnell, and Missi Pyle. ~ Kimber Myers, Rovi

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Nov 24, 2009

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Hopefully someday we'll look at Taking Chances as just a flash of a very specific time in our nation's history and we'll be able to laugh at more than just the elements that make it a really solid comedy.

November 20, 2009 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
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Audience Reviews for Taking Chances

Watched most of this after picking up a copy for $2. Wish I had listened to the reviews! What a dull movie. Very uninteresting storyline, light on the romance. I think this is meant to be political. Big yawn. Getting redonated tomorrow!
February 2, 2014
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CAST: Justin Long, Keir O'Donnell, Rob Corddry, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Jimmi Simpson,Phil Reeves, Nick Offerman, Brian Howe, Missi Pyle

DIRECTED BY: Talmage Cooley

When Chace discovers that an Indian casino is about to be built over the town's historic battlefield, Chase Revere, the self-appointed protector of a small town's rather meager place in American history joins forces with sexy but dangerous town siren Lucy Shanks to launch an all-out offensive against the project - earning the wrath of the entire town, who believe that the casino will save their decaying local community.

Little off beat comedy that had it's funny moments. Rob Corddry lays out some good one-liners. His performance was really the only thing I enjoyed in this movie. It ran a bit long for the story that is being told. Had some really quirky characters. All in all just OK. Nothing special.
April 29, 2010
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Pretty boring! A few parts are funny but they try tooo much to make it funny when it is a wannabe political funny movie lol.

When he discovers that an Indian casino is about to be built over the town's historic battlefield, Chase Revere, the self-appointed protector of a small town's rather meager place in American history, joins forces with sexy but dangerous town siren Lucy Shanks to launch an all-out offensive against the project - earning the wrath of the entire town, who believe that the casino will save their decaying local community.
January 4, 2010
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There is very little that could have saved this film. The cast was stacked despite its straight-to-DVD feel and even then, the comedy does not hit the surface as the writers probably want it to. Long can only carry the film so far and events just tend to happen without any real reason or logic to back them up.
July 25, 2011
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