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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.

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Critic Reviews for Just My Luck

All Critics (111) | Top Critics (34)

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

May 20, 2006 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…

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 | Rating: D
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... a real piece of junk.

May 16, 2006

It's safe, competent and bland.

May 13, 2006 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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.

May 13, 2006 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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.

May 12, 2006 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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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