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  • Summary: A rock journalist (Toni Collette) is assigned to track down her ex-boyfriend.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Reviewed by: Mike D'Angelo
    May 28, 2014
    83
    Director Megan Griffiths, best known for the grim human-trafficking drama "Eden," proves surprisingly adept at this lighter material, maintaining a slightly loopy tone that serves to make the occasional dramatic moments all the more piercing.
  2. Reviewed by: Christy Lemire
    May 30, 2014
    75
    Toni Collette radiates smarts, humor and a world-weary cool in Lucky Them.
  3. Reviewed by: Tirdad Derakhshani
    Jul 26, 2014
    75
    A clever, fun, and affecting romantic dramedy about love and rock-and-roll.
  4. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    Apr 22, 2014
    70
    The film’s truest and most meaningful chemistry is generated by Ellie and Charlie, two individuals who are so fun to hang out with that they justify even the film’s flimsiest narrative setups.
  5. Reviewed by: Chris Packham
    May 27, 2014
    70
    Strangely Bechdel Test-failing and as far removed from real life as Middle Earth, Lucky Them nonetheless hits familiar beats in welcome and unexpected ways, and does it by the book.
  6. 63
    Collette always delivers fair value. Her Ellie is hard-drinking, high-mileage, slimmed down and flirting with Cougar-hood, a woman living in the trap of her world, her work and the love she lost.
  7. Reviewed by: Abhimanyu Das
    Apr 22, 2014
    50
    It labors under the illusion that an abundance of Sub Pop memorabilia is adequate substitute for the honest evocation of a creative subculture and the personalities of which it's composed.

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