In truth, there is barely enough story here to make a film.
The movie's neither hopeful in contrived ways, nor hopeless in different contrived ways. Somehow it manages to be wonderful
It is interesting even when nothing much happens, which is for most of its 3-hour running time. Read full review
I'm not entirely sure why I decided to watch this, Chris Pine maybe? Anyways it wasn't half bad; cute, mindless, entertainment. Lindsay Lohan was actually decent here, present, well dressed and amusing with her silly physical gags as she goes from lucky, polished career gal to blundering bowling alley janitor, after her good fortune is reversed when she kisses the unluckiest guy in N.Y at a masked ball.I enjoyed Chris Pine here too, he doesn't stretch himself too far in terms of acting and just plays a nice guy. There are some amusing secondary stories and characters; Ashley's gal pals set up a sort of 'Sex and The City' vibe, the rich music producer, a male prostitute neighbour and a young girl that 'Jake' looks out for.The British boy band Mcfly was overused in my opinion but others seem to have liked them and their music. This is clearly aimed at a young adult audience, there aren't any sex scenes, no profanity, nothing blows up, its just a cute easy story. 4/25/15
'Just My Luck' is a simple & sweet rom-com, that passes of as a pleasant one-time watch. 'Just My Luck' Synopsis: Manhattanite Ashley is known to many as the luckiest woman around. After a chance encounter with a down-and-out young man, however, she realizes that she's swapped her fortune for his.'Just My Luck' works due to its funny Screenplay & Lindsay Lohan's goofy performance. I. Marlene King & Amy B. Harris's Screenplay makes good use of its interesting premise, and many moments succeed in making you laugh. Of course, its not sharp, but for the genre it follows, its decently written. But its Lohan, who's responsible for the film's funniest bits. She's in good form, particularly in the comedic portions, not once going over-the-top. She also gets fine support from a nicely restrained Chris Pine, who manages to leave a mark, despite the fact, that this is Lohan's show. On the whole, 'Just My Luck' isn't a bad way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon.
Ashley Albright (Lindsay Lohan) is a lucky girl in everything. On the other hand, Jake Hardin (Chris Pine) is the completely unlucky manager of a band, and a janitor in a bowling alley. Then they kiss and their luck switches.This has some possibilities as a rom-com concept, but Lindsay Lohan is just so annoying in the beginning. This movie is about transition, and it's incredible to realize that Lohan did 'Mean Girls' just two years before. I don't know the exact point where Lohan changed from a likable sweet teen into an annoying brat. But this is a big low point in her transition. The fix is simple. She just can't be the clueless princess in the beginning. It's too on the nose, and I can't pull for her.
First of all, Lindsay Lohan was COMPLETERY unsuitable for the role. She still looks like the 15-year-old teen from "Mean Girls", so she's very unconvincing as someone, who's got the kind of job most people would have to study for 4 years and work for 10+ years to get promoted to.Extremely formulaic and predictable. Not one moment of spontaneity or surprise. You know how it's going to end -- before you've even started watching it.The acting wasn't very good, but you wouldn't expect much better from a generic rom-com anyway, so even that is hardly a surprise.Nothing at all original about this movie. It's composed of two elements: boring and cheesy. At times, it gets so ridiculous, it's actually a pain to watch.It's an entirely unremarkable movie -- I didn't remember ANYTHING from it the next day. I know it wasn't supposed to be a "serious" movie, but the point of rom-coms is entertainment. There was none here. It was just TOO predictable, generic, and uninspiring.Unless they're a die-hard fan of Lindsay Lohan's, I really don't think anyone would miss anything by skipping this nondescript piece of...