Lucky Them
Lucky Them (2014)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release Date: May 30, 2014
DVD Release Date: September 30, 2014
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Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Lucky Them may not quite live up to Toni Collette's bravura starring performance, but it's certainly elevated by it.

Peter Keough
Boston Globe

Has any movie made during the past 10 years not presented female journalists as sluts?

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

"Lucky Them" has that rare gift: It leaves its audiences warm and happy, as the best romantic comedies do.

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John Fink
The Film Stage

Lucky Them is an emotionally satisfying journey, subverting expectations of the charming road movie.

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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer

A clever, fun, and affecting romantic dramedy about love and rock-and-roll.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Collette, as amazing as she can be when given something to work with, can't lift this limp story through sheer will.

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Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald

Lucky Them touches on the price of fame, and conjures up memories of Kurt Cobain, Jeff Buckley and Elliot Smith. But, more importantly, it's about those left behind and what they face in not knowing what happened to their loved ones.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

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.

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Martin Tsai
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Jake Wilson
Sydney Morning Herald

A study of the perils of nostalgia, Megan Griffiths' Lucky Them itself comes off as a throwback to an earlier era of low-key, whimsical US independent cinema. This is not a bad thing, considering the talents of the cast.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Manu Gino
Revisit your past. Rewrite your future. A very so so you might like it or not Film! The film feels like it makes some sudden stops and gos, with overly… More
Alec Barniskis
There's a lot of cliches present here, but thankfully the film knocks most of them down in the end to ensure it's main character doesn't have too… More