I know it has been awhile since last post, but I have been quite busy lately. Nevertheless, I have had the chance to watch this lovely movie and I would like to give my review.
The movie "Lucky you" is from 2006, directed by Curtis Hanson. It is 120 minutes long drama with Huck Cheever, played by Eric Bana (known for Troy and Hulk) in the leading role as a serious poker player. Later on we are also introduced to Drew Barrymore in the supporting as his redemption for all his bad decisions and forsaken love. The plot is mainly about Hucks weakness or as its referred to in the movie "the tell" which is a poker phenomenon that can tell whenever a player is bluffing. Huck is extremely talented in doing figuring out every other players tell but when it comes to his own, he is easily read himself by the pros incl. his own father, L.C. Cheever. This issue makes Huck lose all his gains whenever he face the big guys at the big table - we all know the phrase "easy comes, easy goes". This changes when Billy comes around and Hucks odds starts changing and so does his private life.
The movie is recommended to people who like to watch a movie about adrenalin and sport. The movie is also for those who might be looking for moderate romance and gambling. However, the movie did not move me in a personal as I find it very distanced from my own life. The movie is directed very well by Oscar-winning Curtis Hanson who is known for directing 8-mile with Eminem. The movie stays really true to its topic about poker and gambling and you feel like you dragged into the universe and you almost feel the sweat drops from the actors as the decisions are being made.
I will give 4 out of 5 and hope you'll enjoy watch it as much as I did.