May 4, 2007, 4:52 p.m. CST
Glad to hear it. I'm a poker nut and I've been waiting for this, but all the other reviews wrote it off. How bad can a Curtis Hanson movie be? He's a pretty solid director.
May 4, 2007, 4:52 p.m. CST
exactly for the reasons you stated. LINES, and PEOPLE. It sounds pretty cool. I enjoy a good card flick. ;)
May 4, 2007, 4:55 p.m. CST
http://www.superherohype.com/news/topnews.php?id=5622 yep. there it is! You geeks should thank bay for giving meaning to another year of your lives!!!
May 4, 2007, 4:58 p.m. CST
If I wanted to see this, I'd turn on WSOP on ESPN.
May 4, 2007, 5 p.m. CST
by Banky the Hack
They should've done a lot better with the ads for this then, because every time I see a spot for it, I feel like a diabetic touring Wonka's factory...like I'm going to die from saccharine overdose.
May 4, 2007, 5:02 p.m. CST
well...pacing aside, if you actually play texas hold em, those hands were the most ludicrous concoctions ever devised. they were beyond just being improbable, they were obscenely ridiculous. considering how popular the game is now, I'm surprised more peple didn't laugh out loud in the theater like I did. if this film pulls anything close to that, I'm sure to be chuckling again.
May 4, 2007, 5:09 p.m. CST
there's a professional player named Huck (Huckleberry Seed, if you believe that) who is renowned for being one of the most level-headed, consistent, and down to earth players out there. ironic! I suppose if they named this character "mike the mouth" no one would believe it's actually a real name.
May 4, 2007, 5:12 p.m. CST
but too inside poker for outsiders and too obvious for poker followers.
May 4, 2007, 5:14 p.m. CST
Gretchin Mol...I wanted to POKE-HER! Get it? HAHAHAHAHA! Fuck it.
May 4, 2007, 5:20 p.m. CST
And he's obviously never seen Rounders.
May 4, 2007, 5:26 p.m. CST
by Dr Gregory House
Repect is all you'll have left in the morning.
May 4, 2007, 5:36 p.m. CST
maybe tonight. Already checked out Spidey.
May 4, 2007, 5:57 p.m. CST
I love the guy.....I agree, hes riveting just because hes HIM. But, to me, there is still too much puck left in him. Too much wacky goofy friend sidekick ala Johnny B. Goode for me to place him in a class of actor that I truly believe he could be in. He needs a serious, quieter dramatic role. He needs a role like Hackman had in The Conversation. He been pickin his feet in pokipsee for long enough. Its time for him to elevate. There arent that many actors these days that are as close as he is to greatness.
May 4, 2007, 6:03 p.m. CST
by Banky the Hack
Does John Malkovitch say "Myuney" in it anywhere?
May 4, 2007, 6:25 p.m. CST
Even the few ads and billboards I see scream "We're not confident in this movie and don't want to spend ANY money on promo for it."
May 4, 2007, 6:35 p.m. CST
I have to say that I am surprised by this review. The commercials and trailer made this movie look like a fucking snooze fest. So either Capone is lying, or the ad department needs to be fucking sacked.
May 4, 2007, 7:42 p.m. CST
"The thinking behind the two-year release delay of LUCKY YOU was that competitive poker wasn't in style anymore with the public. " No. No. No. The movie was pushed back because it's a piece of trash. They re-shot it several times, with at least three endings that I know of. What's more, there was a huge power struggle between Hanson and WB over the tone of the film and the marketing campaign. This movie was IN THE CAN over a year ago, when WB had big losses, like Posidon and Superman Returns, and they didn't want another stinker on their hands.
May 4, 2007, 8:02 p.m. CST
Ti's a sucky flick.
May 4, 2007, 8:45 p.m. CST
I found your comments about Downey interesting. I think he tries to pick the best roles he can get. For a long time he had huge insurance problems. Now that he is Iron Man that is obviously behind him. He is excellent in Zodiac.. did you see that? I have to say I would love to see him in a part in a movie like the Departed. He could knock it out of the park.I am hearing good things about Charlie Barlett that was just at Tribecca. Again, he has a small part in it but he is supposed to be excellent.
May 5, 2007, 1:09 a.m. CST
Nevermind. The movie does look pretty good btw. Thanks for the review.
May 5, 2007, 6:59 a.m. CST
by Col. Tigh-Fighter
One of my favourites. This will be good, but do crappy box office. And as for the Casino Royale hand being too improbable; play enough poker (like me) and you will see everything once. Seen recently trips v trips v 4 of a kind, and quad 3's v quad J's.
May 5, 2007, 10:15 a.m. CST
She is so sexy. I guess it's because she seems real,like a chick you'd meet at college or something. Enough of that, besides going to see this flick because of Drew,Let It Ride by Ryan Adams is on the soundtrack so i'll definitely be there.I'm a die hard Adams fan.
May 5, 2007, 2:52 p.m. CST
....little kids and gays who like a nut flush.
May 6, 2007, 1:43 a.m. CST
by GibsonUSA Returns
What were the demographics of AICN readership again?
May 6, 2007, 1:48 a.m. CST
... I'm just saying.
May 6, 2007, 2:29 a.m. CST
a few years ago curtis hanson was attached to direct a film about competitive scrabble. as a scrabble fan i need this film now.james woods as joe edley would blow my mind. please make this film.
Nov. 15, 2007, 2:23 p.m. CST
by just pillow talk
My wife didn't like the main character and hoped that he would "get beat up since he was so careless with his money."