Movie Review: Good Luck Chuck (2007)

Starring: Dane Cook, Jessica Alba and Dan Fogler

Directed by: Mark Helfrich

Charlie gets cursed as a 10 year old and everybody he sleeps with will find their true love afterwards. After meeting Cam, he falls head over heels for her but is determined to break the curse before it’s too late and she’s gone forever.

After a hard week at work I wanted to watch something that was a little light hearted and not too serious and something that I can just relax and switch off for 90 minutes or so. It’s hard to believe Good Luck Chuck is now 11 years old, I remember seeing the trailer for it as a teenager when it was first released and really wanted to watch it but never got round to it but Netflix now has it available to download so my chance was now and I thought this was the perfect opportunity.

Wow how my taste in movies has changed drastically over the last decade. I’m not quite sure why I wanted to watch this so much as an 18 year old but I think had I watched it back then I probably would’ve enjoyed Good Luck Chuck and found it hilarious. Instead, fast forward 11 years and I found it be really really poor. The story was wafer thin and none of the characters were likeable, except maybe Cam who is played by Jessica Alba, and the comedy just didn’t do it for me. Most of the jokes and wittiness missed the mark but there were a a handful of times that I was able to smirk in mild enjoyment. Dane Cook who plays title character Chuck just didn’t suit the role for me and best friend Stu, played by Dan Fogler who I think was meant to be the main source of laughs was truly awful. Most of his ‘jokes’ were just a test to see how many vulgarities can we squeeze into one movie.

I’m not going to waste much more of my time on this woeful film and will conclude by firmly telling you not to watch this movie, no more time needs to be wasted here.


8 thoughts on “Movie Review: Good Luck Chuck (2007)

  1. Funny you did a review on this. The other day I started drafting an article to quickly cover all the horrible Dane Cook movies in one swoop. This film is bad. I don’t know what’s worse though…Good Luck Chuck vs. Employee of the Month

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  2. Remember when Dane Cook was going to be somebody? Like that brooding kid in American Beauty. Then we all had our morning coffee and rethought the hell on earth that awaited if we let it happen. That’s the kind of common sense we need in Washington.

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      1. My first day ever in rehab, I went through the orientation process. They told me that for the first couple weeks, they basically tear down your walls and it can be a rough, emotionally exhausting process. They said it would feel like someone was ripping you apart. They watched a movie every Friday and Saturday night there. I arrived on a Friday. The movie that night was Employee of the Month with Dane Cook and Jessica Simpson. I realized the tearing down and emotional hardship had begun.

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