Good Luck Chuck (Unrated) [Blu-ray]
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It all started when Charlie Logan was ten years old. Breaking the cardinal rules of spin-the-bottle, Charlie refused to lip-lock with a demented Goth girl -- and she put a hex on him. Now, twenty-five years later, Charlie (Dane Cook) is a successful dentist -- and still cursed. While his plastic surgeon best friend, Stu (Dan Fogler), pursues as many of his patients as possible, Charlie can't seem to find the right girl. Even worse, he discovers at an ex-girlfriend's wedding that every woman he's ever slept with has found true love -- with the next guy after him. Before he knows it, Charlie's reputation as a good luck charm has women -- from sexy strangers to his overweight receptionist -- lining up for a quickie. But a life filled with all sex and no love has Charlie lonelier than ever. That is, until he meets Cam (Jessica Alba). An accident-prone penguin specialist, Cam is as hard-to-get as she is beautiful. But when a genuine romance develops, Charlie realizes he's got to find a way to break his good-luck curse before the girl of his dreams winds up with the next guy she meets.
In a perfect world, Good Luck Chuck would've captured the humor of Superbad and the raunch of the American Pie films. But what we're left with, instead, is a raunchy film with an anemic storyline. Cursed as a child with a hex that prevents him from finding true love, Charlie "Chuck" Logan (Dane Cook) finds that the women he dates find the men of their dreams immediately after they've dumped him. For a guy who enjoys dating beautiful women, it doesn't seem like such a horrible thing. But then he meets and falls for beautiful and klutzy Cam Wexler (Jessica Alba). Charlie wants to have a meaningful relationship with her, but how can he make her fall in love with him without losing her to some unknown man waiting to sweep her off her feet? Good Luck Chuck isn't an original movie; Cook and Alba make for an attractive couple that exudes warm chemistry. And Alba proves that while she may be famous for her body, she's quite adept at physical comedy. Dan Fogler doesn't fare as well. He has the thankless role of playing Charlie's obnoxious best friend Stu, a borderline perv plastic surgeon who proudly displays a set of Pamela Anderson's breast implants in his office (which, coincidentally enough, is located right next door to Charlie's). The dialogue is crass and the direction is all over the place. Everything is played for laughs, but little actually is very funny in this comedy. This movie actually could've used a bit more good luck. And lots more wit. --Jae-Ha Kim
- Aspect Ratio : 1.78:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : s_medNotRated Unrated (Not Rated)
- Product Dimensions : 7 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches; 3.2 Ounces
- Item model number : LGT22196BR
- Media Format : Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
- Run time : 1 hour and 36 minutes
- Release date : January 15, 2008
- Actors : Dane Cook, Jessica Alba
- Subtitles: : English, Spanish
- Studio : Lionsgate
- ASIN : B000Y7U94G
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #12,518 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Eh, I guess it's a film that needed to be made at some point. I mean it's an interesting story in and of itself, but the sex just seemed excessive to me. I don't mean that with some high minded moral superiority complex. Honestly, I got tired of seeing all the sex. Seeing it is like watching people shake hands, or so I've said many a time. The implicit promise is that at some point during the act you'll get involved and have sexual pleasure derived from watching the act. But, even here in a story vein, it's just over the top for me. Admittedly parts were funny, or somewhat funny, and I suppose breaking taboos for the sake of a society that has a healthier take on adult copulation isn't a bad thing, but truly I think the amount was just over the top.
But, like I say, the actual story of a man being cursed and not being able to get romance through his sexual adventures, is a pretty good concept. Everything is professionally done to a T. The lighting, the shot set up, and everything shows a lot of craftsmanship and care went into giving this film a real honest to goodness professional look. But I think other than the sex, the film itself could have been cut down by several minutes story wise, and been a bit funnier and less risque.
I guess the thing that gets me is that you really don't see more of a quest to get to the heart of the matter, nor really explore the psychology of these women willing to have a roll in the hay in order to satiate a deeper desire. Because right now the running gag is that women love him and leave him for a higher purpose, but the humor isn't very smart, though various, and at times worth a chuckle.
If you're looking for sexual material, there are thousands of websites and other media willing to satiate your visual (or literary) desires. If you're looking for a sex comedy, eh, it's not unfunny, and has its moments, and is certain better than the Doris Day or Woody Allen alleged "sex comedies" from the 60s and 70s, but the film does get on your nerves after a while.
And I think that's the best way I can sum this thing up.
Maybe see it once.
That is the whole movie. Literally. Theres no intelligence to the show, no depth. Worth 2 stars.
After finishing the movie you feel like you have only been watching for a half an hour and find yourself asking, was that it? I was surprised at the end because nothing had really happened yet. This movie will make you feel like you wasted your time. And that sucks cuz Jessica Alba is in it. Lol. Anyway, watch at your own risk of lost time.
So, the crude/sophomoric facets were there. But it also contained a cute backstory, premiss, and love story.
No, Dane Cook isn't the best actor in the world, and I never laughed out loud, but it was fun and original. It would stack up well against any Adam Sandler movie.
If you're easily offended, perhaps this isn't for you.
But if you're old enough to watch an R movie, and are up for an original and entertaining story that requires no thought, this might fit the bill.
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What this is though is just a good, fun, Saturday night comedy. To be honest I rented it first time around and I thought it was going to be rubbish, but wanted to give it a go. It actually surprised me and is very, very funny and the storyline is very different to anything else.
It's probably pushing the boundaries of a woman's romantic comedy as it's definitely not a typical chick flic'. It's more of a rom com that you could actually get away with watching with your mates if you're a bloke - women will have to make their own judgements!
Don't expect to be astounded, but it would be in my top ten comedies I think.