BY CHRISTOPHER STAMM
GUEST MOVIE REVIEWER
Luck (Streaming on Apple TV)
Rated G – Suitable for everyone
You ever feel that the world is just out to get ya? That if it wasn’t for bad luck, you would have no luck at all?
We all have, but for Sam Greenfield, it’s true! This hapless character has nothing but bad luck. And for we, the viewer, watching as her luck tortures her day after day in every imaginable way, that is very very funny.
Having aged out of the foster system without ever finder her forever family, Sam is struggling along to build a life while worrying that a young orphan named Hazel will never find her forever home either.
Then one day Sam meets Bob, a black cat she shares a meal with, and when he leaves, she finds a lucky penny, and her reality is forever altered.
Luck is a sweet film with some genuine laughs and a heartfelt message about caring for others and learning how to pivot when the world you are in seems out to get you.
I went into this one with the mindset that it would be a pleasant watch and a good way to kill an hour and a half, but I was pleasantly surprised at its content and message. It moved briskly with no one set piece going on and on (Marvel movies, I’m looking at you). The kids will love this one, and it will keep their attention, and for the parents, you will not feel trapped in a dystopian hades as you wait for the blessing of the end credits. Simply put: you’re going to like this one as much as the kiddos.
Rated G for everyone, there is nothing offensive or scary about Luck. I give it a solid three out of five stars.
We should all be so lucky as to learn the lesson this film gently teaches us. The message is there, but delivered without grabbing you and holding you down to ram it down your throat as you beg for mercy, like so many other movies. I loved it!