A review of the newly released Lucky, a new film from director JA Bayona starring Chris Pratt, Anna Faris, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Ryan Reynolds.

Here’s my review of RLD’s newest DVD, Lucky (2020). It is a dark comedy from the director of Safety Not Guaranteed. The film stars Emily Browning. It is a coming of age story about a girl named Lucky who tries to break free of her past, along with her best friend Meg.

The latest release from RLJ Entertainment continues its trend of releasing great movies I want to see in the future. This past summer saw the release of the first of its kind – a family film that wasn’t meant to be a musical or to be set in the past. Since then, RLJ has released its next three films, and this one in that bunch is the only one still up in the air. But what is it about this film that makes me want to watch it?. Read more about elite and let us know what you think.

Verdict

Summary

Lucky is a blazingly frustrating feminist treatise on all sorts of abstract and specific themes that never quite coalesce, never more so than in the last frame of the film, which suggests something so stupid that I threw up the towel as the credits rolled.

Plot:

Every night, a lady finds herself in a fight with a masked guy, and despite the fact that she seems to kill him every night, he continues reappearing, as fresh as ever.

 

Review:

May (Brea Grant, who also created the script) is a self-help author who returns home after meeting with her agency, and she and her husband are coping with some relatively recent wounds in their relationship, but later that night, a masked intruder breaks into the house and attempts to murder them. Ted (Dhruv Uday Singh) takes it all in stride, as if he’s dealt with the same burglar a thousand times, whereas May is taken aback by Ted’s behavior after they smash the intruder and wait for the cops. The masked guy is gone when the policemen arrive, and the officers take their notes and go on. May is taken aback by Ted’s behavior, and she is taken aback by his answer that the guy comes every night, as is customary. Ted disappears for a few days, leaving May to cope with the intruder, who returns every night, armed and ready to murder her, not once or twice a week, but every night. She kills or badly wounds the stalker each time, but he mysteriously disappears as she turns her back, leaving just his blood on the floor for the cops to examine. The spectator is clued into May’s psychology by tiny telltale indicators (such small fractures around the home on windows, plates, or anything) that indicate she may not be in her right mind. May acquires a near-immunity to the killer’s assaults as each night passes, but something more is at work here…

 

Lucky is a blazingly frustrating feminist treatise on all sorts of abstract and specific themes that never quite coalesce, never more so than in the last frame of the film, which suggests something so stupid that I threw up the towel as the credits rolled. The film fails to achieve what it promises, and this is due to star Grant’s writing and the fact that she hired a plethora of less-than-masculine performers to back her up on screen. She should have chosen more stronger and aggressive (at least in the acting area) masculine performers who give off an aura of danger and power if she wanted her argument to be more resonant. Grant’s last film, Best Friends Forever, a post-apocalyptic road movie, was one of my favorites, and she’s gone a long way since then, but Lucky is not development; it’s regression. Natasha Kermani is the director.

 

The Lucky DVD from RLJE is now available, and it includes a running audio commentary as well as a picture gallery.

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Admittedly this is a bit of a random one, but there’s a bit of a trend going on here. The release of the fourth in the Lucky Starr series (which came out via RLJ Entertainment/Warner Brothers Home Entertainment on DVD only), this is the first time there’s been a DVD release of the series, and it’s also the first to come out on Blu-Ray, so it’s a big deal (at least to this fan).. Read more about blindsided: the game 480p download and let us know what you think.

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