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Just My Luck

Just My Luck
Lindsay Lohan, Chris Pine, Faizon Love, Missi Pyle,
Samaire Armstrong, Bree Turner and McFLY the band

Rated: PG-13 
Reviewed by: Frank  
Release date: May 12, 2006 Released by: Twentieth Century Fox

Lindsay Lohan's Ashley Albright has perfect luck - everything flows her way but as Eddie Murphy traded places with Dan Aykroyd in Trading Places Ashley trades luck with looser Jake (Chris Pine) at a dance during a fateful kiss.

In scenes filled with black cats, Blue's Brothers costumes, a gypsy fortune teller pulls a faith card and Ashley breaks her shoe, rips her dress and ends up wet and muddy sitting in a jail cell thinking about the kissing bandit.

All the gimmicks used from a broken mirror to a hair dryer that eats her hair and eventually kills the lights in a four story building are part of a script that should be funny. But most of the antics including hair standing up straight as she replaces a fluorescent light bulb fall flat. In fact over time they lead to boredom.

Of course love blooms between the leads and she is gracious enough to give the luck to him and the band he manages (McFLY) succeeds making everything right in the world. So what!

We need to get back to love stories about people, their feelings and the real emotion of love. That can be a solid formula for an enjoyable and even a comical film. It's too bad but seeing this film is not a bit of luck.

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