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Parents' Guide to

Good Luck Chuck

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Not funny or romantic; too raunchy for all ages.

Movie R 2007 96 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 15+

way better than reviews said.

all reviews I read said it was horrible and full of sex ECT but it really wasn't, however there was a bit of breasts there not only because of the main charector but his best friend is a plastic surgeon who works on breasts so it's a funny part that is included in the storyline. it has a good story and even though it's mainly for adults as an 18 year old female myself I would've loved this film from 15+ as it is my humour and has a good ending.
age 13+

livs reviews

very sexual but very funny a great teen romantic comedy ifffy for kids 13 and 14 on for 15 and up

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (9 ):

This is a sad excuse for a romantic comedy. Some comedies manage to balance raunch -- whether it's gratuitous language, sex, drug use, or some combination of the above -- with funny-yet-deeper themes about love (The 40-Year-Old Virgin), commitment (Knocked Up), or friendship (Superbad). But not all copycat comedies can effectively pull off the Judd Apatow formula for filmmaking. And in that case, what the audience is left with, as is the case in GOOD LUCK CHUCK, is just a bunch of offensive sex jokes.

It's all too precious and, frankly, rather unfathomable that Alba -- an actress so beautiful she's been called the sexiest woman in the world -- would have no better prospects than Cook's cad of a dentist. (And those hoping to sneak a peek at Alba's killer bod should note that she's one of the only women in the film who doesn't bare her breasts, although topless women seem to pop up in every other frame of the film.) Ultimately, if the prospect of seeing a woman with three breasts (Dr. Stu's dream girl) or of Cook being mounted by a morbidly obese woman or pretending to get nasty with a stuffed penguin appeals to viewers, this movie will be a hit -- but it's not likely.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: September 20, 2007
  • On DVD or streaming: January 15, 2008
  • Cast: Dan Fogler , Dane Cook , Jessica Alba
  • Director: Mark Helfrich
  • Inclusion Information: Latino actors
  • Studio: Lionsgate
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 96 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: sequences of strong sexual content including crude dialogue, nudity, language and some drug use.
  • Last updated: March 2, 2023

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