Lucky
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Americans spend $62 billion each year on lottery tickets, and every time someone buys one they likely imagine what their life would be like if they suddenly won a multi-million dollar prize. But the dream and the reality are often very different, and filmmaker Jeffrey Blitz offers a look into the lives of several folks who won big with unexpected results in this documentary. In Lucky, we meet Quang and Mai Dao, a couple from Vietnam who won over $22 million after settling in Nebraska, and have struggled to hold onto the values and work ethic that first brought them to the United States.… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

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"Blitz's fundamental embrace of human eccentricity shines through in a film that glows with optimism even as it reveals the dark side of a miracle."
‑ Justin Chang, Variety
"May not change your world view, but it's pretty interesting to see what happens after a middle-class family wins $314 million."
‑ Scott Weinberg, Cinematical
"Lucky has its moments, but even with good... performances its vile characters are never likable enough to make you laugh at (or forgive) their wickedness."
‑ Tim Cogshell, Boxoffice Magazine
"Instead of a searing portrait of luck, resentment, and opportunity, the picture wanders around picking up little nuggets of behavior and transformation, unable to manufacture a sweeping portrait of a controversial institution."
‑ Brian Orndorf, BrianOrndorf.com
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