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.

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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 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.
PG-13 (for some brief sexual references)
Comedy , Drama , Romance
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Lindsay Lohan
as Ashley Albright
Chris Pine
as Jake Hardin
Faizon Love
as Damon Phillips
Missi Pyle
as Peggy Braden
Carlos Ponce
as Antonio
Tovah Feldshuh
as Madame Z
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
Tobi Gadison Brown
as Phillip's Minion
Thomas Hyde III
as Phillip's Minion
Mark Cameron Wystrach
as Phillip's Minion
Strawn Bovee
as Mrs. Pennington
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
Rome Kanda
as Zuki
Jon Manfrellotti
as Palace Cab Driver
Jennifer Rose Koelfgen
as Palace Model
Deanna Miller
as Palace Model
Tom Fletcher
as Himself
Danny Jones
as Himself
Harry Judd
as Himself
Dougie Poynter
as Himself
Erik Liberman
as Palace Clipboard Man
Al Roffe
as Lottery Cashier
Dean Cochran
as Kissing Groom
Matthew Morgan
as Kissing Street Performer
Dariush Vollenweider
as Kissing Hospital Patient
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 Driver
Alexandra Apjarova
as Sky Dancer
Christine Van Loo
as Sky Dancer
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
Jennifer Van Kanegon
as Party Dancer
Christopher Ware
as Party Dancer
Paul Dufrene IV
as Mud Dancer
Michelle Lamb
as Mud Dancer
Adrian M. Lindsey
as Mud Dancer
Misty Marshall
as Mud Dancer
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Critic Reviews for Just My Luck

All Critics (109) | Top Critics (34)

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

Full Review… | May 19, 2006
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

A lazy spitballing session of karmic humor, hinged on the sort of generic rom-com contrivances that keep movies like these from ending at a reasonable time.

May 17, 2006
AV Club
Top Critic

... a real piece of junk.

May 16, 2006
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

It's safe, competent and bland.

Full Review… | May 12, 2006
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | May 12, 2006
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | May 12, 2006
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Just My Luck


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

Wildaly M
Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

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

Bethany Murphy
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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