Lucky Them
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More interested in partying and flirting with young musicians than work, veteran rock journalist Ellie Klug (Toni Collette) has one last chance to prove her value to her magazine's editor: a no-stone-unturned search to discover what really happened to long lost rock god Matthew Smith, who also happens to be her ex-boyfriend. Teaming up with an eccentric amateur documentary filmmaker (Thomas Haden Church in a delightful performance), Ellie hits the road in search of answers. (c) IFC Films

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 76%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Has any movie made during the past 10 years not presented female journalists as sluts?"
‑ Peter Keough, Boston Globe
""Lucky Them" has that rare gift: It leaves its audiences warm and happy, as the best romantic comedies do."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"Collette showcases this mask of exasperation with subtle brilliance."
‑ Monica Castillo, Paste Magazine
"A sort of distaff "High Fidelity," Megan Griffiths' slow-burn character comedy set in the Seattle music scene holds unexpected charms."
‑ Ray Pride, Newcity
"A zany collection of colorful characters while concurrently probing scarred emotions and existential angst, nicely blending the daffy and dark sides of life. Along with the ambiguity of fame, and the essentials of existence that get lost in the process."
‑ Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
"A clever, fun, and affecting romantic dramedy about love and rock-and-roll."
‑ Tirdad Derakhshani, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Collette, as amazing as she can be when given something to work with, can't lift this limp story through sheer will."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"A diverting, if forgettable, romantic comedy."
‑ Marc Mohan, Oregonian
"Offbeat romantic dramedy has some swearing, sex."
‑ S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
"An entertaining dramedy about love, loss, middle age, and the art of acceptance."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"This pleasant but eminently forgettable indie comedy is the sort of thing that makes you wonder whether the big names in the cast were having serious career problems, doing someone a favor, or just had a few weeks to kill."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Director Megan Griffiths and writers Huck Botko and Emily Wachtel flesh out a female perspective that's refreshing and engrossing without demonizing or objectifying men."
‑ Martin Tsai, Los Angeles Times
"Almost Almost Famous."
‑ Mike Scott, Times-Picayune
"Collette is stuck in neutral, forced to make funny faces when the screenplay is unable to provide dramatic guidance, which is a frequent event in this ineffective picture."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"Church is a comic marvel..But the film ultimately succumbs to both obvious plotting and the law of diminishing returns."
‑ Marshall Fine, Hollywood & Fine
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