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      Lucky Bastard

      NC-17 Released Apr 5, 2013 1h 34m Mystery & Thriller List
      54% Tomatometer 26 Reviews 35% Audience Score 250+ Ratings A shy man (Jay Paulson) is pushed to a breaking point when he wins a contest to have sex with his favorite porn star and discovers what truly awaits him. Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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      Lucky Bastard takes its lurid premise in some interesting directions -- albeit perhaps not quite as interesting as the story seems to think.

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      Gary Goldstein Los Angeles Times [Nathan], who co-wrote the clever, resourceful and at times darkly wry script with Lukas Kendall, effectively combines the eclectic footage (kudos to editor Tony Randel) to form a kicky, highly involving narrative. Mar 6, 2014 Full Review Peter Labuza Variety None of the murders is particularly well staged (the sound effects feel distinctly off), yielding little in the way of suspense. Feb 21, 2014 Full Review John DeFore Hollywood Reporter Less exploitative and a bit smarter than its seedy adult-film setting would suggest. Feb 21, 2014 Full Review Hope Madden Screen Relish It's hard to tell whether LUCKY BASTARD is an earnestly conceived, whole-hearted attempt, or an opportunistic way to cash in on the titillation of porn and violence by creating a cautionary tale about porn and violence. Rated: 3 Apr 4, 2019 Full Review Abbie Bernstein Assignment X For thriller fans who can take some tough fare - especially those with deep suspicions about "reality" programming -- Lucky Bastard is a real find. Rated: B+ Jan 26, 2019 Full Review MaryAnn Johanson Flick Filosopher Two contrived things, found-footage and porn, combine to create a flick that is distasteful and downright disgusting in so many ways. Jun 5, 2014 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Something is missing... Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member The real challenge of this movie for me was trying to stay awake. You can read my full review at... http://revronmovies.blogspot.com/2014/09/lucky-bastard.html Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member The found footage offers a rawness to the film, and the actors do a great job of melting into that false reality. I say RENT IT!!! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member The first half of Lucky Bastard is better than it probably deserves to be given the crude subject matter and dialogue because it offers insight into an industry that is frowned upon by most. However, the latter half is less insightful and more inhuman, leaving a dirty taste in the viewers' mouth and squandering what could have been a welcome addition to the found footage genre. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member 'Lucky Bastard' is a bracingly original found footage film which is well-acted and effectively creepy. It builds up plenty of suspense and thrills while being often unpredictable and entertaining. The only let-down is that it didn't seem to make the most of its NC-17 rating, the ideas were there, the execution just seemed a tad bit too safe. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review daniel h A film that is trying to be a condemnation of the adult film industry. It fails at every step of the way. Yes, it's characters (except for the psycho) are likable and have good chemistry together but the last 30 minutes push the boundaries of taste....even for myself. Skip it. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A shy man (Jay Paulson) is pushed to a breaking point when he wins a contest to have sex with his favorite porn star and discovers what truly awaits him.
      Director
      Robert Nathan
      Producer
      Jim Wynorski
      Screenwriter
      Lukas Kendall, Robert Nathan
      Production Co
      Vineyard Haven
      Rating
      NC-17 (Explicit Sexual Content)
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 5, 2013, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 10, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 34m
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