Lucky Them

2014

Lucky Them

Critics Consensus

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

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Total Count: 39

59%

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User Ratings: 1,304
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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. (c) IFC Films

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Cast

Toni Collette
as Ellie Klug
Ryan Eggold
as Lucas Stone
Ahna O'Reilly
as Charlotte
John Totten
as Drummer
Stefan Hajek
as Guitarist
Louis Hobson
as Lawrence
SJ Chiro
as Giles' Wife
Christian Palmer
as Crocodile Bartender
Tony Doupe
as Jonathan
Emily Wachtel
as Charity Rocks
Sean Nelson
as Declan P. McManus
Jake Robards
as Leonard Paul
Aliya Hashemi
as Waitress
Walter Dalton
as George Smith
Michael DeVito
as Wedding Bartender
Kevin Seal
as Justice of the Peace
Joey Ally
as Bridesmaid
Dave Galafassi
as Club Drummer
Matt Brown
as Lucas' Band/Lap Steel
Evan Flory-Barnes
as Lucas' Band/Upright Bass
Garrett Hobba
as Lucas' Band/Harmony
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Critic Reviews for Lucky Them

All Critics (39) | Top Critics (17)

  • 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.

    Mar 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.

    Mar 12, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Has any movie made during the past 10 years not presented female journalists as sluts?

    Jul 17, 2014 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • A clever, fun, and affecting romantic dramedy about love and rock-and-roll.

    Jun 27, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • This pleasant but eminently forgettable indie comedy is the sort of thing that makes you wonder whether the big names in the cast were having serious career problems, doing someone a favor, or just had a few weeks to kill.

    Jun 19, 2014 | Full Review…
  • "Lucky Them" has that rare gift: It leaves its audiences warm and happy, as the best romantic comedies do.

    Jun 12, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/4

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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