Good Luck Chuck (2007)



Critic Consensus: A shortage of laughs and an undercurrent of mean-spiritedness undermine Good Luck Chuck, squandering a decent premise on gross-out humor and shopworn slapstick.

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A serial dater afflicted with a lifelong curse of loneliness attempts to win the love of a clumsy but beautiful penguin expert in the one romantic comedy that proves true love never comes easy. As a ten-year-old boy, Charlie (Dane Cook), breaks the cardinal rule of spin-the-bottle by refusing to kiss a demented goth girl. Crushed by the disheartening snub and determined to ensure that Charlie never finds true love, the vengeful brooder places a hex on the cowardly rule breaker that follows him well into his adult life. Flash-forward 20 years, and Charlie is a successful dentist who just can't seem to maintain a stable relationship. Sure he's had his fair share of one-night stands, but these days Charlie is just looking to find a nice girl he can settle down with. One day, while attending an ex-girlfriend's wedding, Charlie realizes that every girl he has ever dated has proceeded to find true love with the very next man they've met. When word gets out that Charlie is something of a lucky charm for women looking to tie the knot, every women within a 100-mile radius comes calling for a one-night stand; and while taking a bevy of beauties to bed is fun for the time being, it doesn't take long for Charlie to realize just how empty sex can be without true love. Upon meeting hard-to-get aquatic bird specialist Cam (Jessica Alba), Charlie begins to suspect that he has found the woman of his dreams. Cam is the kind of woman whom Charlie would be happy to grow old with, but what will come of their relationship if Charlie and Cam sleep together? Now, in order to ensure that Cam doesn't end up with the next guy she meets, Charlie will finally attempt to break the curse that has plagued him since childhood. Perhaps with a little help from smooth-talking ladies' man and sympathetic best friend Stu (Dan Fogler), Charlie will finally be able to experience true happiness. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
R (for sequences of strong sexual content including crude dialogue, nudity, language and some drug use)
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Dane Cook
as Charlie
Sasha Pieterse
as Goth Girl
Connor Price
as Young Charlie
Troy Gentile
as Young Stu
Mackenzie Mowat
as Birthday Girl
Natalie Morris
as Natalie
Chang Tseng
as Karaoke Singer
Michael Teigen
as Wedding D.J.
Ben Ayres
as Groomsman
Agam Darshi
as Female Wedding Guest
Crystal Lowe
as Cam's Wedding Friend
Steven Glenn
as Carol's New Man
Téa Helfrich
as Screaming Little Girl
Yasmine Vox
as Pleasure
Tava Smiley
as Woman in Car
Connor Crash Dunn
as Frisbee Kid
Norma Cowley
as Frisbee Grandmother
Elizabeth Schnitzker
as Ceiling Lover
Michelle Andrew
as Red Haired Lover
Annie Wood
as Lara
Eliza Bayne
as Wheelbarrow Lover
Ed Welch
as Dirty Talker's True Love
Tammy Morris
as Contortionist Lover
Kari-Ann Wood
as George W. Lover
Camille Atebe
as Butch Cop
Jessica Olafson
as Kitchen Counter Lover
Susan McLellan
as Shower Lover
Zara Taylor
as Magazine Lover
Viviana Dal Cengio
as Thankful Lover
Cassandra Sawtell
as Girl in Penguin Habitat
Jodie Stewart
as Eleanor Skepple
Ian Farthing
as Eleanor's Boyfriend
Charlie Metzger
as Singing Quartet Member
George Metzger
as Singing Quartet Member
George Wakeham
as Singing Quartet Member
Martin Lovick
as Singing Quartet Member
Aaron Dudley
as Not George
Liam James
as Boy in Penguin Habitat
Kevin Crofton
as Aquaworld Security
June B. Wilde
as Desperate Woman
Steve Bacic
as Howard
Georgia Craig
as Howard's Wife
Jody Racicot
as Ticket Agent
Robert Kelly
as Airport Security Guard
Emma Barker
as Not Cam
Taayla Markell
as Flight Attendant
Heather Doerksen
as Woman on Plane
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Critic Reviews for Good Luck Chuck

All Critics (113) | Top Critics (27)

What isn't forgivable, though, is being boring, and Good Luck Chuck has all the engaging magnetism of an unflushed toilet.

Full Review… | January 15, 2008
Top Critic

The script is so reliant on wish-fulfillment it forgets to add those important little touches: you know, wit, sincerity, characterisation, that kind of thing... A very cheap shot - and hardly anyone calls him 'Chuck'.

Full Review… | November 8, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

Can we finally just admit that Dane Cook isn't funny?

Full Review… | September 26, 2007
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

This is an unoriginal, dull-witted, juvenile, crude, offensive, idiotic and pointless romantic comedy that makes no sense. None.

September 25, 2007
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

Good Luck Chuck is so undistinguished that it feels like an extended screen test.

September 25, 2007
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

If you're expecting something smart from Dane Cook, you're out of luck.

September 21, 2007
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Audience Reviews for Good Luck Chuck

A man falls in love just as he realizes that all his exes immediately find happy relationships after they date him. 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.

Jim Hunter
Jim Hunter

Super Reviewer


Good Luck Chuck is a bad comedy that has a few minor laughs, but ultimately fails in being an effective comedy. Dane Cook is a horrible comedian, and aside from his minor role in Waiting is definitely not funny. This film lacks anything original, interesting and truly entertaining. I found that this film was peppered with clichés and a poor plot, not to mention a bad cast. This is a film that is not worth seeing, and you'd be better off watching something else. Dane Cook's career as a comedian is a mess and he is one of the worst comedians that I have seen. He was humorous in Waiting, and aside from that, he never did anything worth seeing. His routine is just stupid gimmicks where he makes irritating noises. It's no wonder the guy fails as an actor, his delivery just doesn't cut it, and it becomes tiresome. Good Luck Chuck was a painful experience to sit through and in the long run, it is a highly forgettable film that is probably now sold in bargain bins. This might have been a film that could have worked if the cast would have been better, and it definitely needed a script rewrite with emphasis on writing better jokes. Dane Cook sucks and this film proves it yet again. The film like I said only has minor laughs, with most of the jokes falling flat and are unfunny to begin with. Skip this pointless, uninteresting comedy; you'll be glad you did. Good Luck Chuck is a horrible film that just doesn't deliver the comedy goods that a film with this sort of idea.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer


[My predicted rating: 2.5] 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.

Lady D'arbanville
Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

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