- Lucky You (film)
name = Lucky You
caption = Promotional poster for "Lucky You"
Denise Di Novi Carol Fenelon Brian De Palma
Eric Roth(story & screenplay) Curtis Hanson(screenplay)
Eric Bana Drew Barrymore Robert Duvall Debra Messing
editing = William Kerr
May 4, 2007
runtime = 124 minutes
language = English
gross = $5,758,950
amg_id = 321759
imdb_id = 0338216
"Lucky You" is a 2007 drama directed by
Curtis Hansonand starring Eric Bana, Drew Barrymore, and Robert Duvall.
Huck Cheever (
Eric Bana) is a young and talented pokerplayer in Las Vegas haunted by his relationship with his estranged father, L.C. Cheever ( Robert Duvall), a two-time World Series of Poker Champion. Huck is a regular in Vegas poker rooms and wants to get a seat in the $10,000 main event No Limit Texas Hold'emtournament at the World Series of Poker.
After a good night at the Bellagio poker room, Huck goes to a party and meets aspiring singer Billie Offer (
Drew Barrymore), who has just arrived in town. The two seem interested in each other, but Billie's older sister Suzanne ( Debra Messing) warns her that Huck is "hustle 10, commitment zero."
Back at the Bellagio, Huck is doing well at the tables before L.C. returns to town from the South of France. Huck greets his father coldly. The two play heads-up.
Loan sharkRoy Durucher ( Charles Martin Smith) who just observed the hand tells Huck that he plays poker as well as anybody, but he's a "blaster" (not patient enough) and always goes for broke. Roy proposes to finance Huck in the $10,000 main-event with a 60% (Roy) — 40% (Huck) split if they win, but Huck refuses.
After failing to borrow money from his friend Jack (
Robert Downey Jr.), Huck goes to Suzanne's place hoping to get a loan. Instead he runs into Billie, who gets a call confirming that she has landed a job singing at a nightclub. Huck proposes a celebration and takes her to play poker at Binion's Horseshoewith the $1,000 in traveler's checks she has brought to Vegas. After introducing the game to her, L.C. arrives and shows Huck his mother's wedding ring that Huck had pawned and that LC he has redeemed. Huck repays the money that he borrowed from Billie with interest. However, he loses his winnings after she leaves. He fails to borrow money from his tenant.
Huck heads to the nightclub and asks Billie out to dinner. Over Chinese food, Huck explains that his father stole from his mother before leaving her. Billie observes that Huck hates his father but still became a poker player. Huck says his father taught him how to play on the kitchen table with "pennies, nickels, and dimes." After dinner, they make love at Huck's place. As Billie sleeps, Huck steals from Billie's purse to play poker at the Bellagio again. Huck and Billie fall out over him stealing money from her.
Huck goes to play in a super satellite for his entry to the main event. He appears to have the seat won, but a misdeal causes him to lose the seat.
At the apartment, Huck apologizes to Billie again and says that he feels that they have a chance at something special. He says that if they end their relationship now, they'll never know.
Despite a reconcilliation, Billie and Huck break up again due to Huck's gambling. When Huck goes to Suzanne's apartment looking for Billie, Suzanne says that Billie has gone home for a couple of days. Huck goes to Bakersfield to Billies house to tell her that he meant what he said when he felt they had a chance at something special.
Huck plays poker against LC and lets his father win, which allows them to reconcile. Huck then goes after Billie and they reconcile as well.
Eric Banaas Huck Cheever
Drew Barrymoreas Billie Offer
Robert Duvallas L.C. Cheever
Debra Messingas Suzanne
Robert Downey Jr.as Telephone Jack
Horatio Sanzas Ready Eddie
Jean Smartas Michelle Carson
Michael Shannonas Ray
Evan Jonesas Jason Keyes
Many of the poker players that can be seen playing are actual poker pros. [ [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0338216/fullcredits#cast Internet Movie Database (Cast) Retrieved June 1,2007.] ] They are:
John JuandaHowever three of the poker pros featured in the film play characters in the movie. They are:
Jennifer Harmanas Shannon Kincaid
* John Hennigan as Ralph Kaczynski
David Oppenheimas Josh Cohen
World Series of Poker
* Tournament Director Matt Savage
The soundtrack included numerous
George Jonestunes, including Drew Barrymore singing his hit "The Cold Hard Truth" and the original Bob Dylansong "Huck's Tune" which was written specifically for the film.
The movie was released on
May 4, 2007. The movie was originally to be released on September 8, 2006, and was previously scheduled to debut on March 16, 2007.
Opening the same weekend as
Spider-Man 3, box-office doom was almost inevitable. The film debuted with a tepid $2.7 million in ticket sales; the lowest saturated opening week since 1982. [ [http://www.boxofficemojo.com/alltime/weekends/worstopenings.htm?page=WRSTOPN25&p=.htm WORST WIDE OPENINGS] ] It finished with just over $5.7 million in total revenue. It was a box-office bomb in a summer of blockbusters. Critically it ranked a low 28% at Rotten Tomatoes.
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