Review: Lucky

It's always energizing to see an actor give a breakthrough performance - which is something that you get from Ari Graynor in Lucky, opening in limited release Friday (7/15/11).

But it's bittersweet to see her do such an outstanding job in a movie that makes so little of its material. Directed by Gil Cates Jr., from a script by Kent Sublette, Lucky is like watching a great tennis player volleying with someone who can't return the ball.

Not that Graynor is a newcomer - she was the best thing about Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, as Norah's party-hearty pal. She's been good in several other films that hardly anyone saw - and, unfortunately, that's probably going to be the case with Lucky. Read More...


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