Good Luck Chuck

2008-04-23 11:07
 
What it's about:

Charlie (Dane Cook) is cursed as a boy: every woman he sleeps with will meet her true love right after she leaves him. On the advice of his childhood buddy Stu (Dan Fogler), he takes advantage of all the no-strings-attached sex until he meets klutzy biologist Cameron (Jessica Alba) and falls in love.

What we thought of it:

Good Luck Chuck is one of those stillborn comedies that crams every rare funny moment into the trailer and leaves you feeling robbed and angry. Everything about it screams lack of effort, with a boring script and a cast that stumbles its way through with the enthusiasm of a group of cows heading to the slaughterhouse.

The only promising thing about it is the premise of Charlie's curse, but nothing interesting is done with it at all. Dane Cook looks half asleep most of the time, whether he is having sex with an endless string of identical women, joking with Stu or acting like an insecure child when he fears losing his love. Jessica Alba is purely there as eye candy and the funniest thing she does is fall down a few times, but even that gets tedious. Dan Fogler has the funniest lines and manages to get a few laughs with his grotesque horny imp routine, but it's not nearly enough to save this cursed stinker.

Compare Good Luck Chuck to Something About Mary or Kingpin and you'll see exactly how bad it is. Even a monkey would think twice before putting its name on a hollow, generic, badly written mess of schoolboy humour and crap romantic comedy. However, if you hate laughing and want to punish yourself, go right ahead and see this.

- Ivan Sadler
A man suffers from a romantic curse that means every girlfriend he ever has will find true love with her next man.

DUSTIN 2008/01/26 1:44 PM
wow what a review!!!?!!!. i always take your word for it Ivan, but that was pretty harsh :-)
MELINDA 2008/01/28 8:06 AM
Good Luck Chuck You are right on Ivan - it was the biggest load of nonsense I have ever seen and at times found it actually revolting.....they were like school boys tryinig to see who can say the filtiest words!!
Thando 2008/02/14 2:57 PM
Good Luck Nonsence You are so right Ivan, this was a load of rubbish. Those sex scenes were gross, when he slept with that fat. How can u sleep with your secretary especially that old and that woman with three boobs disgusting.
Thando 2008/02/14 3:10 PM
Good Luck Nonsence You are so right Ivan, this was a load of rubbish. Those sex scenes were gross, when he slept with that fat. How can u sleep with your secretary especially that old and that woman with three boobs disgusting.
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