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Everything goes Ashley's way and now, she's been given a great opportunity to advance her career by planning a masquerade ball in downtown Manhattan for record mogul Damon Phillips and his company. Jack, on the other hand is a bad luck magnet. If he can keep his bad luck at bay for just one night and sneak into the ball and get McFly's CD into the hand of Damon, he thinks is luck will chance.
Comedy Romantic - This is a romantic comedy/fantasy aimed at a teen audience,
primarily teen girls. Those looking for a more realistic romance
will be disappointed. Fans of star Lindsay Lohan will be pleased
with this showcase.
The above rating is an average of the critic reviews below.
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Roger EbertFull Review Average 'Just My Luck' is perfectly efficient in its own way, delivering exactly what anyone would expect in a Lindsay Lohan movie with this premise. I wish it delivered more. It's safe, competent and bland.
USA TodayFull Review Average Just My Luck is not a particularly auspicious film-going experience.
But it is an occasionally entertaining, always fluffy teen romantic comedy with some moderately funny physical comedy by gadabout star Lindsay Lohan.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 59 moviegoers:This movie is obviously targeted primarily at teen females and their opinions were somewhat mixed. Approximately half rated it very high. The remaining half ranged from above average to below average with most rating it average. I have no problem recommending "Just My Luck," because most of you will enjoy it very much. The rest of you will, at the very least, feel it's an average movie.
Twentysomething female opinions were only slightly lower than teen females, so most will enjoy it very much. Adult female opinions are quite a bit lower, but not bad. About half truly enjoyed "Just My Luck." Most of the remaining half rated it average. Just a few didn't care for it.
Ashley Albright (LINDSAY LOHAN) is the luckiest woman in the world, a person to whom all the good things in life have come far too easily. She can pick a lottery ticket at random and hit the jackpot. In New York, the world's busiest city, Ashley never has to wait for a cab. And she has a terrific job as an account exec at a prestigious public relations firm. Everything goes Ashley's way. And now, she's been given a great opportunity to advance her career: she is to plan a masquerade ball in downtown Manhattan for record mogul Damon Phillips (Faizon Love) and his company.
Jake (CHRIS PINE), on the other hand, is a bad luck magnet. His skies are always raining; his pants are always on the verge of splitting at the seams. His job is cleaning toilets at a bowling alley. But even a steady bombardment of catastrophes doesn't dim Jake's dreams. He thinks he may have his chance at the brass ring with his discovery of a rock band McFly. If Jake can keep his bad luck at bay for just one night, he'll sneak into a masquerade ball and get McFly's CD into the hands of music titan Damon Phillips.
On this night when dreams can be made or broken, fate brings Ashley and Jake together on the dance floor. Instantly taken with one another, they share an electrifyingly kiss - and with that one kiss, their luck switches places.
Suddenly, Ashley's dress rips. Her heel breaks. Her good luck seems to have finally run out. Jake, in his rush to catch Phillips before he leaves, ends up saving the record mogul's life and earning with that one simple twist of fate, the chance to make all his dreams come true.
As Ashley desperately races to regain the luck she blithely took for granted, she begins to see that it's not so much having good luck but what you do with it that counts, and that her greatest chance of redemption lies with the guy who holds the key to her sudden change of fate.