Good Luck Chuck on DVD

Good Luck Chuck on DVD.  This movie was reasonably good.  It’s a good thing I don’t make my living writing movie reviews since it seems that making bombastic declarations for use as quotes on marketing materials is a large part of the business and, as evidenced above, that’s not my style.  Good Luck Chuck is a sweet romantic comedy starring Dane Cook and Jessica Alba and years from now, when an interviewer goes through their filmographies, neither actor will stop to highlight this entry, but neither will cringe if it is brought up.  Cook plays Charlie Logan, a commitment-phobic man with an unusual curse.  It seems that “women are guaranteed to find their true love, but only after they sleep with him.”  As word spreads of his lucky charm ability, desperate, lonely women flock to him.  At first, Logan doesn’t believe in the hex and struggles with whether he is taking advantage of these women just for sex.  However, when he thinks his found his own true love in the form of Alba’s Cam Wexler, a very clumsy, but not ditzy or stupid, penguin caretaker at the local aquarium, he worries that the curse will keep them apart.  Not to spoil the ending, but eventually the curse is lifted and Logan makes the typically grand gesture that convinces the girl of his love.

Unfortunately, the supporting characters do more to hurt the film than help.  Logan’s best friend, Stu, is a crude, unfunny cosmetic surgeon specializing in breast augmentation.  I assume his character is supposed to present viewers with a contrasting personality to Charlie’s, but he doesn’t add anything to the movie.  Neither does Cam’s stoner brother, Joe, who quotes philosophy from the pages he uses to roll his joints.  On the plus side, the penguins are pretty good in the movie and the bonus feature that describes their training and care is interesting.  


2 Responses to “Good Luck Chuck on DVD”

  1. 1 TV Shows February 22, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    A combination of romance and comedy, plus a gorgeous Jessica Alba the result is awesome movie…

  2. 2 unsetclock February 22, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    I agree that there was a combination of romance and comedy in the film, just not enough quality for me. Alba was wonderful eye candy and her performance was worth watching, but if you’re watching the movie just to look at her, then rent Into the Blue where she’s in a bikini for most of the film or watch the DVDs of Dark Angel, her sexiest role to date.

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