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More than anything, it's a tribute to Stanton, who wore each of his 91 years in the deep crevasses on his long face, in his weathered voice and on his frail frame.
A film comprised of first-rate actors, each given the opportunity to spin a yarn or two.
Stanton, as "Lucky" reminds us, remained capable of carrying a movie even to the very end.
Audience Reviews for Lucky
I didn't originally expect to see this film though I found it to be a fine tale of an old man living out his existence in an isolated town in the middle of the American desert. Most of the tropes are here, though luckily given a fresh twist to tie into our modern times as does the main character's conservative views kick in to not obey the modern laws. Harry Dean Stanton gives a fine performance as the title character, able to connect and have great chemistry with the other locals around him as the audience follows his POV most of the time. Even with the presence of David Lynch acting in the film being close to director, John Carrol Lynch, It made me think of 'The Straight Story' which had similar themes along the lines of old age and adapting to the ever changing world. What kept the film going were the great characters that added a great sense of levity and humour to the narrative, along with the smartly written script and beautiful cinematography capturing the modern ever changing time of the old american west. Recommended mainly to the patient crowed who'll enjoy deadpan humour based on natural acting and the appeal of elders.
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