Just My Luck
Movie Stats & Links
||Lindsay Lohan, Chris Pine
||It's for teen girls and Lindsay
||Ashley get punched in jail, but
you don't really see it.
||Some pratfalls and a joke here or
||The "trying to get the band on
stage" scene did make me grin.
||Arnon Milchan, Arnold Rifkin
Hello. My name is The Dude on the Right, and I am a
Lindsay Lohan fan. There, Iíve said it. The first step to
supposed recovery is admitting you have a problem. I donít
know why, maybe itís the train wreck that is sometimes her
life, maybe itís the fact that I think she has potential as
an actress (I did like her in "Mean Girls"), or maybe itís
her, oh, never mind. For whatever a reason, I am a fan. Yes,
even after "Just My Luck." No, the movie isnít horrible,
itís just that, well, it isnít good either. Letís get to itÖ
Just My Luck
A Movie Review
There have been tons of movies that, for whatever
mystical reason, father and son swap bodies, mom and
daughter swap bodies, dad and dog swap bodies, and for "Just
My Luck," well, the uber-lucky Ashley (Lindsay Lohan) swaps
her luck with the uber-unlucky Jake (Chris Pine), after she
makes out with the dude at a masquerade ball. Yup, Ashleyís
life which has been filled with good fortune after good
fortune is now turned into a complete mess, while Jake,
whose life was a complete mess, suddenly becomes filled with
endless opportunity, especially for the unknown band he is
So Ashley is perplexed where her luck went, until the
psychic lady makes her realize it was the dude at the ball
who took her luck away. But Ashley doesnít know who the dude
is, and low and behold, Jake doesnít know who Ashley is, but
when he sees a girl down on her luck, namely Ashley, he
tries to help her out by getting her a job at the bowling
alley he used to work at, and slowly they fall in love.
Ah, will Ashley be selfish and kiss Jake to get her luck
back even though her life is going pretty well even being
unlucky? Will Ashley then kiss Jake again to give her luck
back to Jake because she feels guilty? And who ends up with
the luck in the end? So many questions, so little time.
Anyway, "Just My Luck" is a pretty dorky movie, as most
"swapping powers" movies tend to be, but I did grin some
towards the end of the movie, there were some funny moments,
and I will say that I do like the rain. Lindsay does fine in
pretty much a throwaway role, Jake is okay enough as the
unlucky dude turned lucky dude trying to hit on the unlucky
dudette, and you will get exactly what you will probably
expect if you saw the trailers for this movie and head to
your local gigaplex.
In the end Iím giving "Just My Luck" 2 stars out of 5. I
canít even say that there was really any potential for more
than that, but because of my Lindsay Lohan addiction I had
to see this movie.
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!!