Lucky

By Angie Raphael

3 stars

Harry Dean Stanton's final role is a perfect fit for him. It is a shame he died, aged 91, weeks before he could see Lucky commercially released. Lucky is about a World War Two veteran (Stanton) who likes his routine including yoga, smoking, and his regular diner and bar spots. But as he nears the end of his life, he goes on a spiritual journey as he wonders what life is all about. Writers Logan Sparks and Drago Sumonja have created an interesting character study and fused several complex issues into their tale. The cinematography is especially beautiful, capturing the Arizona desert. In his directorial debut, John Carroll Lynch also keeps the running time short at 88 minutes and he is never self-indulgent. Nonetheless, the film is slow-paced overall, so it may not be for everyone. 


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