• Lucky Break (2001)

Lucky Break

Release Date: 2001

DVD Release Date: October 8th, 2002

PG-13 |1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary

From the director of "The Full Monty" comes a comedy about a prison escape with a musical twist. Smalltime crook Jimmy (James Nesbitt) botches a bank robbery, lands in prison and stages a musical that turns out to be Act One of the perfect escape plan. But it's Act Two that's stumped Jimmy. His leading lady has captured his heart, and with one leg already over the wall, he's got to come up with a new ending ... as the curtain falls fast on his freedom.

Cast: James Nesbitt, Olivia Williams, Timothy Spall, Bill Nighy, Lennie James, Ron Cook, Frank Harper, Raymond Waring

Director: Peter Cattaneo

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Miramax Films, FilmFour Productions

Keywords: Amusing, Love, Escape

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Ray ConlogueThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Isn't quite funny enough to make it as a comedy, or touching enough to make it as a romance. It's a pleasant effort that doesn't hit any of its targets. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    There is not much here that comes as a blinding plot revelation, but the movie has a raffish charm and good-hearted characters, and like "The Full Monty" it makes good use of the desperation beneath the comedy. show more

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    A minor comedy, though a major delight.

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