Thursday, November 17, 2011


"Lucky" is one of those quirky little films.  You know, the type that show up at small film festivals.  That's not a bad thing, but you should know what you are getting into.  Like "The Perfect Host," those could have easily been a stage play.  It's very dialogue heavy and fairly set bound.  Again, not bad things but it does give you the feel for this film.

The plot is that a rather odd man wins the lottery.  He's very much a mother dominated figure and not very social.  Well, a quirky single girl who just got fired decides that he's marriage material.  Well at least his check is.  It seems the perfect plan, soon her and her uncooperative parrot will be rolling in money.

The problems is that first lottery money generally comes out in drips and they have over spent themselves to the point where buying food becomes an issue.  Worse, our quirky, eccentric, and rather unethical heroine discovers that hubby is a serial killer and there are several girls already planted into the ground.  She now is fending off a police detective and neighbors as she tries to keep her husband's secret.   At least till the next check comes in.

Over all a fun little film.  I liked it but wasn't overwhelmed by it.  I guess there's no sin in merely being whelmed.

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