Lucky You (DVD)

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Curtis Hanson directs this gambling drama starring Eric Bana as seasoned poker professional Huck Cheever, who is on a losing streak both on the card table and in his personal life. While attempting to win the biggest game of them all, the Poker World Series, he meets and falls in love with beautiful Las Vegas singer Billie Offer (Drew Barrymore) - but his gambling addiction soon threatens to sour their relationship. Meanwhile, Huck's estranged father, poker ace LC (Robert Duvall), is back in town - and looks set to become the next opponent for his troubled son. With stakes as high as these, can Huck afford to take the gamble?

Product Details

Barcode
7321900701419
Department
Movies & TV
Released
22 Oct 2007
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Drama
Region
Region 2
Language
English
Secondary Languages
Italian
Studio
Warner Home Video
Extras
  • Interactive Menus
  • Scene Access
  • Bonus Footage
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Other Documentary: 'The Players at the Table', 'The Reel Deal'
Runtime
124 min
Age Restriction
PG
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
Lucky You
Release Year
2007
Running Time
124 min
Language
English
Categories
Dramas / Fathers And Sons / Las Vegas, Nevada / Theatrical Release
US Box Office
$5.7 million
Official Website
http://www2.warnerbros.com/luckyyou/
Ratings
IMDb
5.9
Rotten Tomatoes®
29% 28%
Metacritic
49
Synopsis
Director Curtis Hanson (L.A. CONFIDENTIAL, WONDER BOYS) raises the stakes and takes on Las Vegas in LUCKY YOU. Huck Cheever (Eric Bana) plays poker for a living, using every opportunity that arises in daily life to hone his skills and test the odds. He is fueled by both a compulsion to win and the desire to do better than his father, L.C. Cheever (Robert Duvall), who is a championship poker player. Huck's skills come naturally, but he lacks patience. When he meets Billie Offer (Drew Barrymore), an earnest, honest girl from Bakersfield pursuing her dream of being a singer, he sees the possibility of a real relationship for the first time. But Huck's habits are hard to break, and he'll have to make some changes if he wants to make this relationship work.

Barrymore is sweet as Billie, but it is the relationship between Huck and his father that moves the story along. Huck harbors ill feelings towards L.C. from his childhood--feelings that are complicated by his burning desire to best his father at poker. Bana effectively shows the animosity Huck feels towards his father with subtle changes to his facial expression and body language, and Duvall actually makes the hard-nosed L.C. likable. Ultimately, the real star of this movie is poker. Throughout the film, it's the strategies and bets, the flops and the rivers, that draw the viewer in. Professional poker players served as consultants and extras in the film, lending authenticity to the World Series of Poker where father and son face off. Debra Messing plays Billie's sister, Horatio Sanz is Ready Eddie, who can turn any situation into a bet, and Robert Downey Jr. appears all too briefly as Huck's friend.
Notes
Theatrical Release: May 4, 2007
Poster
Poster for Lucky You
Cast & Crew
Director
Curtis Hanson
Star
Robert Duvall / Eric Bana / Drew Barrymore / Debra Messing / Horatio Sanz / Jean Smart / Charles Martin Smith / Kelvin Han Yee
Screenwriter
Curtis Hanson / Eric Roth
Composer
Christopher Young
Producer
Denise Di Novi / Carol Fenelon
Director of Photography
Peter Deming
Movie Critics
Empire
3 stars out of 5 -- "Duvall and Bana spark off each other perfectly....The real star, however, is Hanson's Vegas, a seedy, grubby world that exists in a different universe from the Sin City of the Ocean's films."
Helen O'Hara (1 Nov 2007, p.191)
New York Times
"Mr. Hanson's style is relaxed and observant; he is more interested in watching his characters than in hurrying them through the plot..."
A. O. Scott (4 May 2007, p.E10)