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Good Luck

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Mark Helfrich
Produced by Mike Karz
Written by Josh Stolberg
Starring Dane Cook
Jessica Alba
Dan Fogler
Crystal Lowe
Chelan Simmons
Music by Aaron Zigman
Cinematography Anthony B. Richmond
Editing by Julia Wong
Distributed by Lionsgate
Release date(s) September 21, 2007
Running time 101 min.
Country United States
Canada
Language English
Budget $25 000 000
Gross revenue $53,821,887

Good Luck Chuck is a 2007 American romantic comedy film starring Jessica Alba and Dane Cook. Based on real-life womanizer Benjamin Kollenbroich,[1] the premise of the film is that women will find their "one true love" after having sex with Chuck (Cook). He then meets a girl who he thinks is his true love.

Filming began in June 2006 in Vancouver and Edmonton with some scenes shot in Los Angeles. It opened in September 2007 and was heavily panned by critics.

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Plot

In a 1985 flashback, Chuck enters a closet with a goth girl named Anisha, but refused to have any sexual contact with her while playing seven minutes in heaven at a friend's boy/girl party. In retaliation for having no interest in her, Anisha placed a curse on him: every single woman he sleeps with will break up with him and meet her soul mate.

In the present, Chuck is at the beach with his girlfriend, Carol, having sex. After she performs fellatio, she gets mad at Chuck and they break up. Chuck is running a dentist practice in the same building as his best friend Stu, a plastic surgeon. Chuck finds himself unable to tell women he loves them. This leads to an eventual breakup, but soon leads to his ex-girlfriends getting married. At one such wedding, Chuck becomes enamored of Cam Wexler, a sometimes clumsy girl who nevertheless appears quite friendly. Chuck tries to ask Cam out on a date, but she gently refuses him.

While working at her habitat for African penguins, Cam accidentally slips and breaks her tooth. Having Chuck's card in hand, she calls him and he agrees to work on her tooth. After the dental treatment, he asks her to go out with him instead of paying him, but she declines. During the time that Chuck still has eyes for Cam, Stu starts to become convinced that there is something peculiar about Chuck's pattern of girls getting married as soon as he has sex with them. This is only compounded when an article on a dating site tells of Chuck's prowess. Stu eventually convinces Chuck to embrace the large influx of women who visit his practice. However, after having sex with a bunch of women, Chuck wants to stop and have a serious relationship with Cam. He goes to Cam's workplace to try and ask her out again. She is reluctant to go out with him, but she eventually agrees. They soon develop a strong relationship with each other, that is until Cam tries to have sex with him. Immediately before having sex with Cam, Chuck is informed by Stu that each of the women Chuck slept with has gotten married. Worried that the same thing will happen to Cam, he avoids her.

Worried that the curse is real, Chuck maintains a relationship with Cam via frequent phone and webcam conversations. Stu reluctantly convinces Chuck to date and sleep with an extremely overweight and ugly woman called Eleanor Skepple to see if she will get married afterwards. Chuck tries to get Stu to ask out Eleanor after the deed to see if they get married, hoping that the curse will prove to be false. However, Stu chickens out and only pretends to ask Eleanor out. He tells Chuck that he went out with her and was not going to propose to her. Chuck then runs to Cam's house and has sex with her. Stu ends up telling Chuck that he only pretended to ask out Eleanor. Eleanor ends up getting married to another man and the wedding is seen on the news. Chuck is now convinced that Cam wants to go out with the author of a book about penguins, whom Cam has raved about. Chuck attempts to track down the girl who placed the curse on him when they were kids. Now a happily married woman with a daughter, the former goth girl tells Chuck that the curse was not meant to be real. Still convinced that Cam will date and eventually marry the book author, Chuck tries desperately to get Cam's attention and ask her to marry him. His attempts though cause Cam to become convinced he is stalking her and she breaks up with him.

Now deciding to let fate take its course, Chuck puts Cam in touch with the book author and the two seem to connect instantly. Stu visits Chuck and convinces him to chase after Cam, who is now headed to Antarctica with the book author. Stu himself winds up engaged with the beautiful Lara who Chuck previously had sex with and is "perfect" for Stu due to her three breasts. After buying two plane ticket (since he was not sure which flight Cam might have been on), Chuck confronts Cam. Cam reveals that the book author is already married to someone else and that she is only going for a week. Chuck hands Cam a ring box and Cam opens it to reveal a pebble. The pebble is a reference to the penguin mating ritual in which a male penguin finds a stone and brings it to the female penguin he wants to be with. Cam then calls out for Chuck who left the plane. Chuck runs back to Cam as the curse having finally been broken (Anisha is shown pulling out a voodoo doll she placed a pin through the heart of and pulls the pin out). A year later, Chuck and Cam are in Antarctica together surrounded by penguins. As they kiss, their tongues get frozen together while they laugh at each other.

Cast

Filmed on location in Canada ( Vancouver; British Columbia and Edmonton; Alberta)

References to other films

Chuck can be seen wearing a "Super Club" baseball cap while playing Frisbee in the park.[citation needed] "Super Club" was the fictional wholesale store that Dane Cook worked for in a previous film, Employee of the Month.

Reception

According to Rotten Tomatoes, only 5% of critics gave the film positive reviews, based on 96 reviews.[2] On Metacritic, the film had an average score of 19 out of 100, based on 21 reviews, indicating "extreme dislike or disgust". However, the film has received a cult following on home video.[3] Roger Ebert awarded the film 1 out of 4 stars, branding it "potty-mouthed and brain-damaged", whilst his reviewing partner, Richard Roeper, gave an equally damning review, saying that "There is a scene in this movie where a penguin bites Dane Cook in the crotch. I'd like to find that penguin and buy it a drink."[4][5]

Box office performance

The film was the second-highest grossing film at the U.S. box office in its opening weekend, grossing $13.6 million in 2,612 theaters.[6][7] The film went on to have a total box office tally of approximately $35 million U.S. and $24 million foreign.

Soundtrack

The soundtrack was released on 18 September 2007.

Track list
  1. "I Was Zapped By The Lucky Super Rainbow" (Flaming Lips)
  2. "Accident Prone" (The Honorary Title)
  3. "Good Luck Chuck" (The Dandy Warhols)
  4. "Love It When You Call" - Cherrytree House Version (The Feeling)
  5. "Good Weekend" (Art Brut)
  6. "Hurry Up Let's Go" (Shout Out Louds)
  7. "Shut Me Out" (Aidan Hawken) - 2:49
  8. "You're Gonna Get It" (Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings)
  9. "The Whistle Song" (Pepper)
  10. "You Might Think" (The Cars)
  11. "Physical" (Olivia Newton-John)
  12. "Bela Lugosi's Dead" (Bauhaus)
  13. "Crazy In Love" (Antique Gold)

References

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Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

'Stu'::[seen in outtakes of DVD]Eleanor Skepper. The only woman on the face of this earth not worth it. :[hears tires screehing, sounds like giant monster]Rodan's gonna come down and bite my head off.:[Both Stu and Charlie laugh]

Eleanor Skipple: [when Charlie proposes to have sex with her] I'm going to fuck you till you die!


Simple English

Good Luck Chuck is a 2007 comedy movie starring Jessica Alba and Dane Cook. The story of the movie is Chuck is a "good luck charm" lover. That is, women will find their "one true love" after having sex with him. He then meets a girl who he thinks is his true love.








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