When it comes to originality, Lucky 7 isn’t beaming with it, but it’s still a cute flick if you are looking for that.
Lucky 7 (2003) Film Review
After her mom passes, when she’s only a kid, Amy Myer (Kimberley Williams-Paisley) holds on with a timeline. She lives her life religiously by it, and with the help of lists, there’s no exceptions. Go to camp, find that first, nice boyfriend, have fun in college, go to law school and meet more guys. The perfect one Amy will know because he’ll be the seventh guy she dates. So far, her mom hasn’t let her down and Amy isn’t about to start deviating now. Trouble is, when she meets the perfect guy, one who even comes with fireworks, Amy panics realizing, Daniel (Brad Rowe) is only number six!
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Similar in many ways to any average romantic-comedy, what sets this one (slightly) apart is Kimberley; the star from the Father of the Bride films most millennials remember. She’s the girl next door actress who didn’t feature in enough films like this. We also see Hallmark stars pre their famous roles like Meghan Ory (from Chesapeake Shores), Lochlyn Munro (currently in the Curious Caterer series) and briefly Warren Christie. It’s fun to watch them “line up” and play a game of where-do-I-known-them-from? Patrick Dempsey also stars.
Imperfect, yes, but Lucky 7 is still fun. It’s got some of the famous and perhaps favorite tropes the genre likes. There’s fake dating, destiny and a list. I will confess, I do find the heroine slightly annoying. She grows on the viewer and for the genre and in so much as this runtime allows, Amy learns the lessons she needs. Plus, the ending is quite cute.
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Content: the film is PG-13 and contains an implied sex scene. They get drunk and make out, stumbling into a room, removing clothing and making out. We then cut to the morning (clothing everywhere) and see them lying in bed together. Another similar scene sets up later only for the night to end with the couple spending the night in the same bed. There is some minor innuendo and perhaps a minor profanity.
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