Peter Cattaneo does another comedy, but this time around, it lacks the charm, acting talent, and entertainment value of The Full Monty. Let's just say that Lucky Break is nowhere as lucky.
Lucky Break stars Christopher Plummer as a small-time convict who is somewhat of a troublemaker; he spends a good deal of his time in solitary. He hates prison for good reason, and so he's looking for a way out, and he finds his chance when the warden decides to feature a play. He takes the lead and begins to plan his escape, but of course nothing goes as planned. Furthermore, he begins to fall in love with a prison staff member (Olivia Williams).
Honestly, I didn't finish Lucky Break. It was too boring. I sat down to watch it and within a few minutes knew that it was no The Full Monty. The supposedly funny parts aren't funny, and the rest is just plain dull. Christopher Plummer doesn't have the wit that Robert Carlyle does, and while it may not be far to compare this film to The Full Monty, I am anyway.
Lucky Break lacks anything that could be deemed interesting, and thus deserved to be turned off halfway through.
Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.
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