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I saw this movie on one of my movie channels and I loved it!! It was very engaging and I love the 80s music and feel to it. The story line I think is great, even though it might be a bit unrealistic that a guy would contact his 12 ex gfs but hey that's what movies are all about!! I love Harlan Williams' performance. And I think the movie is sweet and cute and has an important message conveyed especially about the problems revealed by Zack's parents. I love the ending, to me, it didn't seem clear at first but I rewatched it a dozen times and I think I truly understand it if you look for the clues, hint: he's lying in his old bed at his house and I thought that was a big clue to the ending. But it leaves it open for the viewer to decide. I really liked this film and I think the tone and the setting was great and I found the humor enjoyable. I'm gonna buy it on dvd for myself and buy an extra copy for a friend in the film industry.
This isn't a bad movie. There are some funny moments in it. But mostly, I think it's a movie for the fans of Lauren Graham. This movie was made in 1999 or 2000, so it was before "Gilmore Girls", and was released straight to video. And for Lauren's fans, she isn't in the movie nearly enough. Abbey (LG's character) isn't Lorelai, but Lauren's wonderful personality makes her just as endearing as Lor is. For a look at Lauren playing a character other than Lorelai Gilmore, check it out.
Purchased this DVD purely because I feel Lauren Graham is a magnificant actress, but she featured very little in the movie, and I wasnt fussed on the story line, it was about him finding his past which didnt lead to a memorable movie. Lauren Graham as always was beautiful, but very little for her to exhibit her talents.
Please please please please please please please...don't waste your time or your money...I bought it cos I liked Gilmore Girls but Lauren Graham is completely flat and uninteresting...the lead characfter lacks any charisma so you wonder how he got ANY women to sleep with him in the first place , let alone enough for a list... Zero plot, zero laughs...avoid like the plague...in fact, if it's between this and the plague itself, run towards those who look most sickly...!!!
Anyone could take the premise of this story and make a decent film out of it - anyone except director Chris Hall, apparently. I really don't know what to make of Lucky 13; it's a romantic comedy with very little romance or comedy. It plods along, basically emotionless and lethargic, meandering all over the place like a distracted child. You wait for the ending, sure that you'll finally find a payoff for all the torturous buildup. Nope - just more frustration. Maybe it's just me, but the ending of this film doesn't even make sense. If there's a point to all this, it must be about as sharp as a plastic knife.
Zach Baker (Brad Hunt) is a loser from a dysfunctional family. All of his life, the girl-next-door has been Abbey (Gilmore Girls' Lauren Graham), and Zach seems perfectly content hanging out with her and his best buddy Bleckman (Harland Williams) - until Abbey announces that she is going to New York to pursue her art (in the company of a ridiculously transparent "artist"). Zach has only three days to try and convince Abbey to stay. Bleckman, one of the most pathetic characters I've seen in a long time, and Zach's family tell him Abbey's out of his league (who isn't?), but Zach's determined to try. The plan he comes up with is to talk to his former girlfriends to find out his shortcomings in the dating department. How this guy has ever had twelve girlfriends, I will never know. They're some strange ones, though, that's for sure. For some reason, none of the girls tells him that the Greatest American Hero called and wants his hair back, but Zach finally does something about the old mop in preparation for his big date on the eve of Abbey's departure - unfortunately, he goes from bad to worse by choosing an Owen Wilson 'do.
Why am I even telling you anything that happens? None of it is interesting or particularly amusing, and - not to belabor the fact or anything - the ending stinks like an outhouse in July. What else didn't I like about Lucky 13? Well, I can't forget the music - certainly not the one annoying song that seemed to be played over and over again. Then, there's the R rating thing. Two short yet racy scenes at the very beginning plus a moderate supply of adult language earned this movie an R rating. Despite the rating, Lucky 13 is really all about sappy PG-13 dialogue. This movie is hurting for an audience in any case, and the director needlessly turned some viewers away with a completely unnecessary R rating.
The only thing this movie has going for it is Lauren Graham, but her character doesn't get all that much time on the screen. The script is a total dud. I couldn't even figure out if Zach had always secretly loved Abbey or if he only fell in love with her when he heard she was leaving. There's just no depth to these characters whatsoever. File Lucky 13 under M for major disappointment.
I had wanted to see this movie for a while after viewing the trailer online, However I could not find the movie online. I bought it for a very cheap price and I found out why, this movie is terrible, it doesnt make any sense and it drags on about nothing. The trailer makes it look like its a movie about the love of a mans life "The Girl Next Door" which is why I thought it looked good. I honestly could not sit through the entire movie because it just did not hold my attention. I love Lauren Graham as an actress but I do not recommend this movie to ANYONE.