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Just My Luck

By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Uneven Lindsay Lohan comedy; older tweens and up.

Movie PG-13 2006 103 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 12+

cool movie.

cool movie good enough for tweens and teens.
age 13+

i cried

i liked that movie really much it's an incredeble movie it deals with emotions and make you laught at the same time i really enjoyed it!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (10 ):

Trying too hard to be perky, JUST MY LUCK becomes increasingly bogged down in clichés. Wouldn't you know, Ashley loses her job and apartment and ends up working at the bowling alley where Jake used to work: for no good reason, they fall in love, and then she must decide whether to take back her luck or let him go on having a great life. That these seem the only options makes the movie seem unimaginative, as do the "comic" set pieces: Ashley falling off a ladder, Ashley gagging on someone's used gum, Ashley battling an over-sudsing washing machine, etc.

Ashley eventually makes a right choice and at last the movie can end. The greatest mystery of Just My Luck is that it so badly uses Lohan, who can be terrifically charismatic and, as she was with Jamie Lee Curtis in Freaky Friday, prone to smart comic timing. This movie evinces little of that, only puts her in one silly situation after another.

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