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Lucky You (2007)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance, Sport | 4 May 2007 (USA)
A hotshot poker player tries to win a tournament in Vegas, but is fighting a losing battle with his personal problems.

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In Las Vegas, Huck Cheever is a poker player, brilliant but also prone to let emotion take over. It's the week of the poker world series, and Huck must come up with the $10,000 entry fee, which he wins, loses, borrows, and loses - and even steals part of from Billie Offer, an earnest young woman who's new in town and who catches Huck's eye. By the time the tournament starts, Huck owes everyone. Complicating things is the arrival of Huck's father, whom Huck detests for having left his mother, a champion player in town to win. Can Huck learn to play poker the way he lives and to live the way he plays poker? Or is his only flush the sound of his life going down the toilet? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama | Romance | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for some language and sexual humor | See all certifications »
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4 May 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bem-vindo ao Jogo  »

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$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,710,445 (USA) (6 May 2007)

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$5,755,286 (USA) (1 July 2007)
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Trivia

The "Golf Marathon" wager is based on a real-life proposition bet involving professional poker player Huck Seed. Seed won the bet. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the final scene in Dino's parking lot, the wide shot shows a car backing onto the street. In the next frame (narrow shot), the car has disappeared. See more »

Quotes

L. C. Cheever: I hear your left pocket is empty.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits there is a scene where Ready Eddie and Lester (the man with breast implants) argue over whether Lester actually spent an entire month in the bathroom or not. As the current month has thirty-one days and not just thirty. They soon begin to discuss whether the month of August has either thirty or thirty-one days, which soon leads them to a double-or-nothing wager over the fact. See more »

Connections

Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Spider-Man 3/Lucky You (2007) See more »

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The Cold Hard Truth
Written by Jamie O'Hara
Produced by Larry Klein
Performed by Drew Barrymore
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Perfect for gamblers
8 April 2008 | by (TN) – See all my reviews

If gambling and poker interests you, then you will love this film. Otherwise, it's too long and in some parts boring because there are so many long card playing scenes. Did the movie have to show so many hands of poker being played for us to follow the story? Eric Bana plays a gambler who wins some but loses a lot. His father, Robert Duval, is a world famous gambler. Duval is fabulous as usual in his role. Drew Barrymore plays the girl Bana pursues. He "borrows" money from her and gets in the dog house but alls well in the end. There are a few funny parts where his friend sets up silly wagers. Like staying in a bathroom and the whole run/golf bet. The climax is the world poker tournament and whether or not Bana can win it.

FINAL VERDICT: I like the actors in this, but I don't know anything about poker, so didn't follow that part with the checking and table tapping. A little too much of the technical stuff. The card playing should have been shorter. But I still recommend it if you like any of the actors.


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