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  • 2.0

    out of 100

    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 33

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Even in her dullest vehicle, Lindsay Lohan exudes an unfakable shine.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    An occasionally entertaining, always fluffy teen romantic comedy with some moderately funny physical comedy by gadabout star Lindsay Lohan.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    It's watchable, but barely.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Watching Just My Luck, I wished I were a teenage girl, not for any perverse reason but because then I might have enjoyed it a lot more.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Sheri Linden

    Has the feel of a contemporary screwball romance, if not the crackling one-liners of classic screwball. But Lindsay Lohan and Chris Pine make a charming star-crossed couple, and tweens and teens will find enough plot reversals to keep them hooked.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 12+

Uneven Lindsay Lohan comedy; older tweens and up.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie includes a number of poop jokes. Lots of silly slapstick: The heroine falls into art (a pile of mud), falls off a ladder, and the hero is hit by a cab. Several characters are ruthlessly selfish and snobbish, and they lie and cheat one another. Women wear close-fitting, sometimes ridiculous outfits. A gypsy fortune teller is troublingly stereotypical. Characters drink, sometimes to drunkenness.

  • Families can talk about the concept of luck: Is it a function of chance or fate? How does it affect hope and ambition? How does the gypsy fortune teller both legitimize and make ridiculous the premise of luck (or fate, as these might be related)?

The good stuff
  • message true-1

    Messages: Frequent gross-out humor, especially poop jokes. Characters lie and cheat.

What to watch for
  • violence false-1

    Violence: Assorted pratfalls and spills by "unlucky" characters; when Jake falls on her and his pants accidentally fall down, a woman kicks Jake in his crotch.

  • sex false-1

    Sex: Kisses between primary couple; one character is revealed to be a professional escort (and Ashley is arrested for pimping); some soundtrack music includes sexual allusions (including "Goodies," by Ciara).

  • language false3

    Language: A couple of uses of "s--t out of luck" (abbreviated to "SOL"); "s--t," "kick-ass song," "damn it," "bullocks," plus obnoxious language ("sucking up," "crap, "that sucks"); joke horoscope ("Your mood is in Uranus").

  • consumerism false-1

    Consumerism: Entire film advertises real-life band McFly (here playing themselves); characters drop brand names, like Dolce (& Gabbana), Bergdorf's.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Drinks at party, reference to vodka, visible bar in upscale apartment provided to lucky boy.