LUCK – A Review by John Strange
Have you ever wondered where your luck, good or bad, comes from? Luck gives us a different look at the issue through the life of young Sam Greenfield (voiced by Eva Noblezada). Sam has reached the age of 18 and must leave the group home where she has grown up, still yearning for her forever home and parents.
Her best friend and roommate in the group home, Hazel (Adelynn Spoon), is at the beginning of her quest for her very own forever family. She has collected everything “lucky” she can find to assist her in this quest, missing only a lucky penny.
Sam’s luck is all bad. We are blasted with this fact for the first part of the movie. And then her luck sort of changes, sort of…
Sam’s goal throughout the film is not to bring herself luck but to help little Hazel. To do this is, as they say, a tale unto itself! Her journey takes her to a place none of us have ever heard of. The place where luck comes from.
This is a tale filled with adventures that will sometimes have you oohing or aahing and occasionally saying “EEW”! There is good luck and bad. There are friendships built from adversity. And there is love.
This film is loaded with voice talent including Simon Pegg as Bob (the black cat), Whoopi Goldberg as The Captain, Jane Fonda as the Dragon, and John Ratzenberger as Rootie! Once you get past the first few minutes of the film and the setup of just how bad Sam’s luck truly is, the film evolves into a wonderful story full of action, adventure, dragons, and talking roots.
I gritted my teeth to get through the first minutes and I am so happy that I did! Young kids will enjoy the entire film, it is only those of us with a few more years on us that may have a problem with the story’s beginning. I give the film 4.7-stars, deducting a touch for the rough start that eventually led us to the wonderful ending.
Director: Peggy Holmes
Voice Cast: Jane Fonda, Whoopi Goldberg, Eva Noblezada, Simon Pegg, Flula Borg, Colin O’Donoghue, John Ratzenberger, Adelynn Spoon
MPAA Rating: G
Selig Rating: 4.7 Stars
Runtime: 105 Min.
Release Date: 08/05/2022
Local Release Locations: Cinemark 17 Webb Chapel and Cinemark West Plano and Apple TV+
Movie Site: LUCK Website
Trailer: LUCK Trailer
The Selig Rating Scale:
5 Stars – Excellent movie, well worth the price.
4 Stars – Good movie
3 Stars – OK movie
2 Stars – No need to rush. Save it for a rainy day.
1 Star – Good that I saw it on the big screen but wish I hadn’t paid for it.