Lucky Bastard
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LUCKY BASTARD is the story of a shy young man who wins a contest to have sex with a famous porn star on an adult website. When the young man arrives at the porno house / set location, his every move is captured on the numerous reality television-style wallcams that are spread out everywhere in the house. It is the found footage from these cameras that tells the story of the inevitable and horrifying reality of what actually happened. At the center of the story are: Mike (Don McManus), who owns the "Lucky Bastard" website; his top porn star Ashley Saint (Betsy Rue); and Dave G. (Jay… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[Nathan], who co-wrote the clever, resourceful and at times darkly wry script with Lukas Kendall, effectively combines the eclectic footage (kudos to editor Tony Randel) to form a kicky, highly involving narrative."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"A sorry-looking found-footage thriller as unconvincing as its characters' thrashing orgasms."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"Occasionally toys with a smarter critique of the culture, though the film is not as clever as it thinks."
‑ Brad Keefe, Columbus Alive
"An especially underwhelming found-footage thriller..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Had it tried a bit harder, Lucky Bastard would have been a classic, instead of a clever if sometimes contrived creepshow."
‑ Bill Gibron, PopMatters
"None of the murders is particularly well staged (the sound effects feel distinctly off), yielding little in the way of suspense."
‑ Peter Labuza, Variety
"If nothing else (and that is pretty accurate), this found-footage horror film comprises the perfect storm of keywords to ensure moderate online success: porn, guns, boobs, simulated rape, antisocial psychopath."
‑ Sara Stewart, New York Post
"It's a surprisingly effective little thriller that entertains with laughs, nudity, and a third act bloodletting that feels a bit like Beyond the Valley of the Dolls."
‑ Rob Hunter, Film School Rejects
"Lucky Bastard mostly combines the worst of all worlds [...] This is amateur-hour all around."
‑ Scott Tobias, The Dissolve
"For all its teasingly provocative set-up, it ultimately reveals itself to be pretty vanilla."
‑ Ethan Alter, Film Journal International
"Less exploitative and a bit smarter than its seedy adult-film setting would suggest."
‑ John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter
"The film is most successful when humanizing the people behind the objectification, with lives beyond the smut."
‑ Rob Staeger, Village Voice
"The found footage offers a rawness to the film, and the actors do a great job of melting into that false reality."
‑ Mark Bell, Film Threat
"Creepy, gradually suspenseful and well-acted, but not as provocative or profound as it could have been."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
"In the end, considering the numerous ways the film goes limp, it seems credibility still eludes the found-footage genre."
‑ Drew Hunt, Slant Magazine
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