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The Lucky Ones

R| 1 hr. 55 min.

Plot Summary
Stuck at a closed airport while on leave from Iraq War service, soldiers Colee Dunn (Rachel McAdams), Fred Cheaver (Tim Robbins) and T.K. Poole (Michael Peña) decide to carpool to get to their far-off destinations. Colee wants to visit with her late fiancé's family, while wounded T.K. longs to see his future wife and Fred, needing fast cash to send his son to college, is headed for a casino. During the journey, the soldiers forge a bond based on their uncertain futures.

Cast: Rachel McAdams , Tim Robbins , Michael Peña , Molly Hagan , Mark L. Young , Howard Platt , Arden Myrin , Coburn Goss

Director: Neil Burger

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Lionsgate Films, Roadside Attractions

The Lucky Ones (2008)

Release Date: September 26th, 2008|1 hr. 55 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • As the film meanders, the powerful moments barely outnumber the ridiculous. And another excellent performance from McAdams isn't quite good enough to mask the distractions. show more

  • Though the lead performances are uniformly good, the film seems hazy in its focus from the start. Many of the scenes seem to simply meander. show more

  • This is more than the story of soldiers grappling with stress and doubt as they reenter the "normal" flow of domestic life. It's about strangers bonding, about friendship and discovery, about the comedy and tragedy of the human experience. show more

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  • October 20, 2009 milescope
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    Man Oh Man, No Car chases, Gun fights, Rape, Murder, Theft or Bad language, Drug or Alcoholic melt downs. Come On!!!! With today’s arrogant critics, audiences who demand things that explode and or burst into balls of blood filled fire and special effects every five seconds will surely find this film limp and uninteresting. For me it was just a chance visit with three soulful and realistic threadbare veterans. Anyone who has never had thirty days military leave or been mustered out of the armed services will not have a clew as to what this film brings to view. It is for me a rare and almost impossible task to find a movie with characters that don't leave me with the feeling of gum stuck to the bottom of my shoe. No body got political and passed judgment on being involved in the war. No hate among the three principal characters that all end up being people I cared about. The writer & director made this story though slow to some, very real life to me. Sad that it takes Sundance Film audiences to appreciate a movie like this but it will surely be lost on those who a responsible for sending movies like this direct to video. Much Thanks Miles Cop

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