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Lisa Kudrow, Tim Roth, Ed O'Neill
||Nope, they'll be
pissed at you for taking them.
||Nope, she'll be
pissed at you for taking her.
||Lisa Kudrow almost
gets naked, and there's insinuation of a stripper shooting
ping pong balls out of her..., but mostly talk.
||I laughed once.
||Russ' reaction, on
the newscast, when he finds out the bookie's body has been
||I don't remember
it exactly, so maybe not really memorable, but something
like "he had a brick tied to his arm which wasn't
enough to weigh him down."
Jonathan Krane, Sean Daniel, Nora Ephron
And this yearís winner of the prized "James T.
Kirk School of Overacting Award" goes toÖ.. John Travolta for
his role as Russ Richards in "Lucky Numbers!" I donít
know if he was supposed to act that way, but all I know is that in
the end, all "Lucky Numbers" did was make me not want to
go to Harrisburg, PA.
A Movie Review
Itís every personís dream, well, maybe not every personís,
but it would be nice to do Ė rig the lottery. Russ is a
weatherman. Heís a little down on his luck because, well, heís
broke and is about to have his house and Jaguar taken away. Not
knowing where to turn, well, he takes the advice of Gig, the dude
who runs the local strip bar where the girls donít get naked
(damn!), to have Gig's buddy rob Russ' snowmobile store because,
well, with the recent warm spell sales are non-existent. Russ sees a
brilliant robbery going down but Gigís buddy is a bonehead and the
robbery goes wrong, and now Russ owes the robber, too. So Gig plants
the idea of rigging the lottery, Russí floozy girlfriend, Crystal
(Lisa Kudrow), is all for it, and as smooth as some things go for
the lottery rigging, too many things go wrong and all of a sudden
Russ is mixed up in various murders, winning the lottery but since
too many people know whatís going on and want their take X really
isnít winning anything, and I was just bored.
Lisa Kudrow plays the bubble-headed blonde to a tee, Gig is a
pretty good sleazy dude, and Bill Pullman, the bumbling detective,
adds nicely to the cast. And, oh yea, Ed, Al Bundy, O'Neill is just
a sleazy as the TV station manager deciding that money is better
than honesty. The problem was John Travolta, who was so over the top
that I just couldnít take it any more. I know the movie was
supposed to be like a comic farce and a funny look at greed gone
wrong, and part of that is overacting, but it just didnít work for
me. Do you want a better movie about fixing the lottery, or one just
as stupid? Yes. Well then rent "The Squeeze" with the
worldís greatest actor Michael Keaton. Itís just as goofy
but doesn't try to take itself nearly as serious. "Lucky
Numbers" just lost it along the way. Itís 2 stars out of 5.
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!