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Lucky Them (2013)

R | | Drama | 21 April 2014 (USA)
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A rock journalist is assigned to track down her ex-boyfriend.

Director:

Megan Griffiths

Writers:

Huck Botko (screenplay), Caroline Sherman (original idea) | 1 more credit »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Toni Collette ... Ellie Klug
Thomas Haden Church ... Charlie
Oliver Platt ... Giles
Ryan Eggold ... Lucas Stone
Nina Arianda ... Dana
Ahna O'Reilly ... Charlotte
Johnny Depp ... Matthew Smith
Joanne Woodward ... Doris (voice)
Amy Seimetz ... Sara
S.J. Chiro ... Giles' Wife
Lynn Shelton ... Lisa
Louis Hobson ... Lawrence
Christian Palmer Christian Palmer ... Bartender
Conner Marx ... Micah
Evan Mosher Evan Mosher ... Joshua
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Storyline

A rock journalist is assigned to track down her ex-boyfriend.

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Taglines:

Revisit your past. Rewrite your future.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lucky Them See more »

Filming Locations:

Seattle, Washington, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,728, 1 June 2014

Gross USA:

$48,995

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$48,995
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

When Charlie is talking about liking Bryan Adams, because of an album cover where it looked like he was running somewhere, Charlie is describing Adams' 1983 album "Cuts Like a Knife". See more »

Goofs

When Ellie is in bed (while Lucas plays his guitar), the blanket covering her moves abruptly from breast level to under her armpits. See more »

Quotes

Charlie: Look on the bright side, at least you didn't give a dead animal to somebody on their wedding day.
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Crazy Credits

> This film is credited to Paul Newman: an inspiration, mentor, cheering squad, and darn good reason a gal could still have trouble finding a gent to fill his boots See more »

Connections

References Gremlins (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings
Written by Father John Misty (as Joshua Tillman)
Performed by Father John Misty
Courtesy of Sub Pop Records
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A quiet little gem . . .
25 August 2014 | by purrlgurrlSee all my reviews

Better than I thought it would be. But then, I've never seen anything that features Toni Collette that I didn't enjoy. There's a very, very small handful of screen actors that can breathe real life into any character and she is among them.

Set in Seattle and actually filmed in Seattle rather than Vancouver, B.C. (how refreshing is that?), it's the story of a rock journalist who sleeps with every musician she covers, while still pining for the one she met and fell in love with in high school who mysteriously disappeared (or killed himself?) at the height of his success 10 years earlier, leaving her bereft and crushed.

When she screws up again on her latest piece, her editor assigns her a "this is your last chance or I'm going to have to let you go" story, which is to be about tracking down what happened to the mysterious, missing legendary rocker, her former lover.

As she reluctantly begins the quest she bumps into a man she very briefly "dated" previously (Haden Church), a tech bazillionaire who now aspires to be a documentary film maker. Through a mishap they become unlikely partners in her search, with him filming the progress.

The story is about their journey into the past and her finally letting go of the relationship that's still messing up her life 10 years on.


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