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Lucky Them

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Offbeat romantic dramedy has some swearing, sex.

Movie R 2014 96 minutes
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In some ways, LUCKY THEM is disappointing. With a lead like Colette and a supporting cast that includes Church and Platt, you expect magic. But what you get instead is a fairly good movie hobbled unfairly by a plot whose end point you can guess halfway through the movie.

But in other ways, Lucky Them is smart and knowing and interesting. Colette deserves praise for this. She anchors Ellie with a weary aimlessness that's quite accessible. We've all been there before, toeing the line between completely destroying your life and living it, if not successfully, at least with commitment. And when she finds her resolution -- and it's wholly hers, even if it may not be what all viewers might wish for her -- it's gratifyingly hard-won.

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