Good Luck Chuck
It all started when Charlie Logan was ten years old. Breaking the cardinal rules of spin-the-bottle, Charlie refused to lip-lock with a demented Goth girl – and she put a hex on him. Now, twenty-five years later, Charlie (Dane Cook) is a successful dentist…and still cursed. While his plastic surgeon best friend, Stu (Dan Fogler), pursues as many of his patients as possible, Charlie can’t seem to find the right girl. Even worse, he discovers at an ex-girlfriend’s wedding that every woman he’s ever slept with has found true love – with the next guy after him. Before he knows it, Charlie’s reputation as a “good luck charm” has women – from sexy strangers to his overweight receptionist – lining up for a quickie. But a life filled with all sex and no love has Charlie lonelier than ever – that is, until he meets Cam (Jessica Alba). An accident-prone penguin specialist, Cam is as hard-to-get as she is beautiful. But when a genuine romance develops, Charlie realizes he’s got to find a way to break his good-luck curse…before the girl of his dreams winds up with the next guy she meets.
I couldn’t imagine what it would be like to realize that every person you have gone out with finds true love with the very next person they meet after breaking up with you. That kind of a story might be interesting. Unfortunately, “Good Luck Chuck” isn’t one of those movies. Instead, he must sleep with the woman first. As you might guess, this plot twist gives the writers and director the license to exploit the situations. This results in the audience being exposed to as many sexual situations, in visually graphic detail, and with as many diverse woman as Chuck can encounter in 96 minutes.
The story is funny at times, but the numerous scenes showing Chuck and different women in sexual acts are all way over-the-top. I am not sure I can tell you anything else about this movie without offending your sensibilities but it definitely cannot be awarded our Dove Seal for family viewing. In fact, I’m not sure why this film wasn’t rated NC-17.