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Amber Harwood | Interrobang | Lifestyles | October 1st, 2007

Good Luck Chuck

Good Luck Chuck combines lots of comedy with a great plot to create an instant hit.

As a young Charlie Logan (Dane Cook) gets ready for his first experience of “Spin the Bottle” and “Seven Minutes in Heaven,” it is clear that two girls want the bottle neck to point in their direction, a sweet innocent girl and a goth girl. Unfortunately for Charlie, the bottle picks the latter. Once in the closet with the goth girl, she announces her love for Charlie and her willingness to go all the way, by force if necessary. A disappointed and scared Charlie makes a decision that will affect the rest of his life, rejecting the goth girl. Heartbroken, she puts a hex on him so that once he has been with a woman, the next man she dates will be her true love.

We jump fifteen years into the future where Charlie, or Chuck, is now a dentist with his own practice and is unable to commit. He is unaware of his “curse” until at the wedding of an old girlfriend, when she thanks him for being her “lucky charm.” In walks the breath-taking beautiful but extremely clumsy and unlucky Cam Wexler (Jessica Alba). Cam and Charlie flirt and have that awkward getting to know you conversation, only to go their separate ways.

Charlie arrives home to find that his “reputation” has gotten around and his answering machine is filled with invitations from women who are willing to do anything to find true love. After another chance meeting with Cam, where she turns him down, Charlie's friend and fellow doctor, Stu (Dan Fogler), convinces him to take advantage of the women's belief in the curse. After all, he would be doing them a favour, right.

Charlie becomes torn between the pleasure of a lot of “no strings attached” sex and a relationship with Cam, the first woman he could actually fall in love with, but could also lose if he sleeps with her.

This movie was hilarious. I loved it so much. I always worry when I go to a movie that I have been anticipating, that it will let me down, but this movie in no way did. It's right up there with The 40 Year Old Virgin and Superbad. It is a very well rounded movie. It was extremely funny, but also had enough plot and depth to keep it appealing to both men and women. For men, it features Jessica Alba and naked boobs. For women it has Dane Cook and romance. There are a couple scenes that are just ridiculously funny.

When Charlie decides to put the curse to the test and woes Eleanor Skipple (Jodie Stewart), who is possibly the grossest character ever, it's humorous while testing your gag reflex. Also, the last scene, just after the credits have started, is the funniest scene in the whole movie.

Dane Cook (Employee of the Month), was awesome. I have always liked his stand-up comedy, so this character suits his style well and helped to make this movie entertaining. He manages to be funny and sweet at the same time. Jessica Alba (Fantastic Four) won the audience over with her lovable clumsiness. She is very talented and pulls off this funny role well. Dan Fogler (Balls of Fury) is the comic relief within the comedy and his character is rude, sex obsessed and he gets to deliver a lot of crude one-liners. I recommend this movie to anyone who likes a substantial comedy that keeps you laughing right up until the very end.

Final Words: Saw it. Loved it. Spread the baby gravy!
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