Becky and I went to see Lucky You last week at the AMC theaters in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. The Yahoo website at Lucky You describes the movie as follows:
“In the world of high-stakes poker, Huck Cheever is a blaster–a player who goes all out, all the time. But in his personal relationships, Huck plays it tight, expertly avoiding emotional commitments and long-term expectations. When Huck sets out to win the main event of the 2003 World Series of Poker–and the affections of Billie Offer, a young singer from Bakersfield–there is one significant obstacle.”
Lucky You stars Drew Barrymore, Eric Bana and Robert Duvall. It’s really more about Eric Bana’s character than Drew’s character as he struggles with his gambling addiction and his broken relationship with his father. It’s definitely a chic flick, but it’s not that great of a movie. Unless you’re really into playing poker and watching the insides of the Las Vegas casino circuit.
You might even learn how to play poker watching this movie, so much of it is centered around playing that game, as the main character tries to get into the World Series of Poker. It’s pretty boring because of all the poker playing going on. It’s kind of like watching your kids play video games for two hours.
There are some redeeming qualities to the movie, but it’s one you should wait for the rental racks.
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