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Just My Luck

Lindsay Lohan vehicle gets to the point in short order
By MARK BAZER  |  May 17, 2006
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Just My Luck
JUST MY LUCK: Fortunes transferred by a kiss

Despite the welter of tabloid gossip, Lindsay Lohan has remained quite likable on the big screen. In Just My Luck, she returns to what vaulted her to the top of nightclub tables in the first place: a whimsical comic fantasy geared to young teenage girls. Lohan’s Ashley is, thanks to a lifelong lucky streak, spectacular in every way. When she’s not organizing the party of the year for her Manhattan PR firm, she’s being wooed by the son of the Celtics’ owner. (Hmm, that’s lucky?) Jake (Chris Pine), on the other hand, is so unlucky that when he finds a $5 bill, it’s covered in dog poop. The only thing he has going for him is that, underneath his glasses, he looks like a young Rob Lowe! Anyhow, Ashley meets Jake, Ashley kisses Jake, and they somehow trade fortunes. True love will, of course, conquer all, and director Donald Petrie gets us to that point in zippy, competent fashion. Also, two ex-actors from The OC are in the movie, so I considered myself very lucky.
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