WIFF | FILMS

LUCKY

Review

Director:

 John Carroll Lynch

Genre:

Drama

Country:

USA

Rated:

14A

Year:

2017

Language:

English

Runtime:

88 Minutes

Description:

By turns taciturn and loquacious, Lucky is an insistently self-sufficient 90-year-old loner who nonetheless seems to enjoy his interactions with other residents in an off-the-grid desert town. As he goes about his daily regimen, both at home and outside, his stride is brisk and purposeful in the manner of a man who believes unwavering adherence to routine is the secret to a long life.

Trouble is, he’s starting to wonder just how long his luck can last. His doctor is amazed by his longevity and, despite his pack-a-day smoking habit, his enduring good health. There are moments when the character himself appears surprised that he remains alive, ambulatory, and reasonably sentient.

Lucky is a meditation on morality, loneliness, spirituality, and human connection.

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