Taking Chances


Taking Chances

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This all-star comedy boasts a packed marquee and a meaningful message. Justin Long stars as a history lover who worries that a new casino will destroy his town's legacy. To fight the destruction of the village's history, he pairs with a young woman (Emmanuelle Chriqui), and together they must face an entire town that mistakenly thinks that the casino is in the best interests of their homes. Taking Chances also stars Rob Corddry, Keir O'Donnell, and Missi Pyle.

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Justin Long
as Chase Revere
Emmanuelle Chriqui
as Lucy Shanks
Jimmi Simpson
as Charlie Carbonara
Keir O'Donnell
as Digger Morris
Missi Pyle
as Faith Fishbeck
Rob Corddry
as Mayor Fishbeck
Dave Jensen
as Chief Samuel Many Bulls
Nick Offerman
as Sheriff Hoke Hollander
Brian Howe
as Stover Barksdale
Phil Reeves
as Stanton Revere
Robert Beltran
as Joseph Sleeping Bear
Kimberly Norris Guerrero
as Mary Born Kicking
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Critic Reviews for Taking Chances

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  • Hopefully someday we'll look at Taking Chances as just a flash of a very specific time in our nation's history and we'll be able to laugh at more than just the elements that make it a really solid comedy.

    Nov 20, 2009 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Taking Chances

  • Feb 02, 2014
    Watched most of this after picking up a copy for $2. Wish I had listened to the reviews! What a dull movie. Very uninteresting storyline, light on the romance. I think this is meant to be political. Big yawn. Getting redonated tomorrow!
    Nicki M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 25, 2011
    There is very little that could have saved this film. The cast was stacked despite its straight-to-DVD feel and even then, the comedy does not hit the surface as the writers probably want it to. Long can only carry the film so far and events just tend to happen without any real reason or logic to back them up.
    Christopher H Super Reviewer
  • Apr 02, 2011
    Justin Long stars as Chase Revere, a small-town manager of a local historical museum who finds out about plans for an Indian casino to be built in town. Right over the site of a Revolutionary battlefield that has claimed its meager place in history and where Chase holds the occasional reenactment of the event. Chase vigorously opposes the casino finding an unlikely ally in the town's beautiful but unpredictable town siren, Lucy (Emmanuelle Chriqui), who is trying to find her own closure with an absentee dad by sleeping with all the older guys in her life. Also starring Keir O'Donnell as Chase's best friend who screws anything in skirts and Rob Corddry as the adulterous Mayor Fishback.
    Deb S Super Reviewer
  • Apr 29, 2010
    CAST: Justin Long, Keir O'Donnell, Rob Corddry, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Jimmi Simpson,Phil Reeves, Nick Offerman, Brian Howe, Missi Pyle DIRECTED BY: Talmage Cooley When Chace discovers that an Indian casino is about to be built over the town's historic battlefield, Chase Revere, the self-appointed protector of a small town's rather meager place in American history joins forces with sexy but dangerous town siren Lucy Shanks to launch an all-out offensive against the project - earning the wrath of the entire town, who believe that the casino will save their decaying local community. Little off beat comedy that had it's funny moments. Rob Corddry lays out some good one-liners. His performance was really the only thing I enjoyed in this movie. It ran a bit long for the story that is being told. Had some really quirky characters. All in all just OK. Nothing special.

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