A rock journalist is assigned to track down her ex-boyfriend.


“Lucky Them” is a film about a female journalist that is being pushed to hunt down her ex-boyfriend. He just happens to be a giant rockstar and she wants to move on past him. Toni Collette plays the lead (Ellie) and she offers up something that you don’t get to see a lot. An independent woman who acknowledges her past, but doesn’t want to keep tredging into it. However, her magazine just has to know why her ex-boyfriend disappeared from the Seattle music scene about 10 years ago.

Toni Collette has long since been one of my favorite actresses and the streak continues here. Playing off Thomas Haden Church and Ryan Eggold, we see a woman that has made mistakes and doesn’t let them bog her down. Thomas Haden Church gets to add something to the hunt for the missing star, as a one time date that seems to be following Toni Collette for some reason. Sure, he says that he’s making a documentary, but there seems like there was something else there. Much has been made about the cameo when we find the rockstar, but it doesn’t matter. This is a film about a woman’s journey and how it involves the different kind of men she meets along the way. The boss that uses her, the street singer that rips her off or the eccentric weirdo that keeps wanting more from her. When we finally see the ex-boyfriend, he’s just a hodgepodge of all of these influences.

The DVD comes with featurettes and a trailer as the special features. The A/V Quality is pretty strong for the release. The transfer is pretty strong for standard definition. The same goes for the Dolby 5.1 surround track. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.


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