Good Luck Chuck
Normally, I start to get the dry heaves when I see Dane Cook on the big screen, but Good Luck Chuck makes him likable, even, dare I say it, kind of sweet and charming.
Cook stars as Chuck –
cursed years ago to a life full of missing out on love.
While he hasn’t quite realized yet, it
out every woman who breaks up with Chuck ends up marrying the next guy
dates, which makes him quite popular with the lovelorn and
everywhere. Now, he
has met the woman of
Will Chuck win
Luck Chuck is
funny, romantic movie interrupted by periods of vile vulgarity. Director Mark Helfrich and
Stolberg want Good
to be a comedy in the same spirit as the Judd
Apatow classics like The
40-Year Old Virgin and Knocked Up,
but comes off more
like Helfrich and
Meanwhile, Cook makes the
most of Good
Luck Chuck’s sweeter moments.
Surprisingly, he shows some charm and tenderness as
a guy who starts to
realize what he wants out of life, and excels when Chuck is full of
and exhibits a flirtatious manner.
his performance suffers as Chuck supposedly is being driven crazy by
for Cam and fear the curse will take her away, he’ll always
be able to point to
the first half of the movie as his Forrest
Day or any other
career defining acting performance by someone who will never appear in
Cook movie. Then,
Alba starts off the
movie overly cute and trying too hard to be the likable, goofy, klutzy
but finds her acting footing as
Good Luck Chuck even has a 10-year old getting hit in the head with a Frisbee, so you know it will make you laugh.
2 ½ Waffles (Out of 4)
Good Luck Chuck is rated R for sequences of strong sexual content including crude dialogue, nudity, language and some drug use.
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