Film Preview: Good Luck Chuck (2007)

Trailers (Due to age, may no longer be available)

Posters (Due to age, may no longer be available)

Poster Rating: B; B-; B-; B-

Review: This newest poster does a slightly better job at conveying the film than do the other three. However, it still has very little to do with the film, at least according to the trailer. It’s an interesting choice of photos with the nearly-naked Dane Cook straddling the fully-clothed Jessica Alba. While this may just be a switch from the usually scantily-clad Alba, her facial expression doesn’t tell us for certain. My initial impression was that he was being unwelcome in his advance, but she doesn’t seem offended.

Advertising can be oversimplified and with these posters, that goal was accomplished. Attempting to entice viewers in through sex appeal withoug giving an idea of the film, seems to be the decision for the creators. It may pique teenage and young adult interests, but these three posters won’t put them in the seats.

Trailer Rating: B

Review: Against my better judgment, I find the premise intriguing. Not so much the stars. Cook and
Alba are not among the most talented of Hollywood nor are they the least. This romantic comedy could work, but it could just as easily flop. I’m interested, but not terribly much so.

Oscar Prospects:

Everything about the film says "no." The stars aren’t right for the Oscars. The story isn’t right for the Oscars.

Release Date:

September 21, 2007


I have not seen this film.

Page Revisions:

May 12, 2007 – Original
June 9, 2007 – New Release Date
July 28, 2007 – New Posters
August 4, 2007 – New Poster; Buy the Poster Enabled

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