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Good Luck Chuck DVD Review

by Kam Williams

Dentist Does Damsels in Undress

Charlie Logan (Dane Cook) is a thirty-something dentist who has never fallen in love, not that he hasn't tried. In fact, he's become very popular with the ladies, because word has spread that after he sleeps with a woman, she always marries the very next guy she dates.

As a result, he's come to be considered something of a good luck charm by eligible bachelorettes who hear their biological clock ticking. They all want him for just one night of passion, no strings attached, so they can then immediately settle down with Mr. Right. So, with the help of his best friend since childhood, Stu (Dan Fogler), a plastic surgeon who specializes in breast implants, Chuck has kept pretty busy providing stud service to a neverending string of frustrated females.

However, everything finally changes the day he crosses paths with Cam (Jessica Alba), a clumsy cutie who works at the zoo in the penguin cage. Convinced that she's the girl of his dreams, Chuck suddenly wants to end his womanizing way to make sure that she won't sleep with him only to ditch him for someone else.

This proves to be easier said than done, as he first has to figure out how to break the curse, and thereby stop strangers from throwing themselves at him. So goes Good Luck Chuck, a headscratcher that straddles the line between romantic comedy and soft porn.

Because the jokes fall flat, the dialogue is dumb, and the Swiss cheese script reads like an afterthought, the only logical conclusion is that all of the above is just a transparent excuse for the picture's constant parade of topless females eager to assume a compromising position. The only thing missing was a cheesy soundtrack.

Fair (1 star)
Unrated with nudity, profanity, sexuality and gross humor.
Running time: 101 minutes
Lions Gate Home Entertainment
DVD Extras: Unrated audio commentary with star Dane Cook, the director, the producer and the scriptwriter, gag reel, ad-libs, deleted and alternate scenes, four featurettes, plus an interactive matrix..

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