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Running Time:
1 hour, 36 minutes

Rating: R Restricted. Under 17 Requires Accompanying Adult.

Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review:
Despite a lot of rauchy snickers, there are not many genuine laughs.

Additional Info:
DVD Features:
Unrated commentary; 4 chucked-up featurettes; Sex matrix; Gag reel; Deleted and alternate scenes; Ad-libs; 16x9 widescreen version; 5.1 dolby digital surround ex audio; 2.0 dolby digital audio; English and Spanish subtitles

Good Luck Chuck
Introduced as a kid playing a spin-the-bottle game that goes wildly wrong, the grown-up Chuck (Dane Cook "Employee of the Month") is now a successful dentist. His girlfriend dumps him, however, for being unable to say "I love you," and, at a former girlfriend's wedding, he's toasted as the good-luck charm that propelled her to a better relationship. The word is out that if you sleep with Charlie once, the next man you meet will be your true love.

At that wedding, Chuck meets Cam (Jessica Alba "Fantastic Four"), a penguin specialist at the local aquatic park who's as accident-prone as she is beautiful. This leads, briefly and awkwardly, to an extended interlude that plays like an entirely different movie; with Cam suffering a series of pratfalls and mix-ups that usually leave Chuck one step from the emergency room. All of this does little to cool his ardor for her.

As the legend of the Chuck charm continues, Cam becomes strangely aloof, So Chuck begins sleeping with women again, in part at the urging of his life-long friend Stu (Dan Fogler "Balls of Fury"), a lascivious cosmetic surgeon with a mammary fixation.

Ultimately, almost every scene between the wedding where Chuck meets Cam and the ending feels like a lot of juvenile nonsense to keep the two of them apart. Particularly because Charlie fears that sleeping with Cam will bring on the curse and he'll lose the only girl he's truly loved. It also results in a wildly uneven tone, with sappy stretches interrupted by madcap bursts, many of them vaguely misogynistic, including more than one sequence involving obese women.

This film was directed by former film editor Mark Helfrich (editor of all 3 "Rush Hour" movies). It has lots of rauchy snickers, but few genuine laughs and it will only appeal to pubescent boys who'll need somebody else to buy them a ticket to get in to the theater.

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