Lucky Them

2013, Comedy/Drama, 1h 36m

41 Reviews 1,000+ Ratings

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Lucky Them may not quite live up to Toni Collette's bravura starring performance, but it's certainly elevated by it. Read critic reviews

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A wealthy aspiring filmmaker (Thomas Haden Church) accompanies a rock journalist (Toni Collette) as she searches for her former lover, a music legend she helped discover but who suddenly disappeared one night.

Cast & Crew

Ryan Eggold
Lucas Stone
Huck Botko
Screenwriter
Emily Wachtel
Screenwriter
Amy Hobby
Producer
Joanne Woodward
Executive Producer
Peer Pedersen
Executive Producer
Megan Foley
Executive Producer
Linda Henry
Executive Producer
Tucker Wilson
Executive Producer
Ben Kutchins
Cinematographer
Meg Reticker
Film Editor
Craig Wedren
Original Music
John Lavin
Production Design
Tania Kupczak
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Rebecca Luke
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Critic Reviews for Lucky Them

All Critics (41) | Top Critics (22) | Fresh (32) | Rotten (9)

  • "Lucky Them" isn't a great film, all told, but thanks to the good-natured performances and the general vibe, it's an immensely enjoyable one.

    November 3, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • A study of the perils of nostalgia, Megan Griffiths' Lucky Them itself comes off as a throwback to an earlier era of low-key, whimsical US independent cinema. This is not a bad thing, considering the talents of the cast.

    March 12, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The plot executes an impressive twist at the end and Collette makes such a swashbuckler out of Ellie that you're inclined to indulge her in whatever she chooses to do.

    March 12, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • [Collette] and co-star Thomas Haden Church elevate this no-frills but intelligent story into something well worth seeing.

    March 6, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Fun while it lasts, but no more than that.

    November 3, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • I feel like I've met every single character in this movie multiple times.

    March 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Lucky Them

  • Jan 08, 2015
    There's a lot of cliches present here, but thankfully the film knocks most of them down in the end to ensure it's main character doesn't have too happy of an ending. Collette's charming as ever and Haden Church gives one of his weirder performances (which I do mean as a compliment).
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Aug 12, 2014
    Revisit your past. Rewrite your future. A very so so you might like it or not Film! The film feels like it makes some sudden stops and gos, with overly convenient plot turns, and a lot of side events that clutter the film, but don't quite seem to really add enough to the story to justify their inclusion, and there could've been a lot more included in there to flesh out Ellie's search for Matthew. I do like, though, that ultimately the film becomes more about if the search is worth it or not, or if ten years is long enough to let the past remain in the past or not. It's an interesting theme, and while I think the search isn't conducted consistently, thematically the film is always exploring if that search is worth it. More interested in partying and flirting with young musicians than work, veteran rock journalist Ellie Klug (Toni Collette) has one last chance to prove her value to her magazine's editor: a no-stone-unturned search to discover what really happened to long lost rock god Matthew Smith, who also happens to be her ex-boyfriend. Teaming up with an eccentric amateur documentary filmmaker (Thomas Haden Church in a delightful performance), Ellie hits the road in search of answers.
    Manu G Super Reviewer

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