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Lucky Numbers

MPAA Rating: R for language, sexuality, some drug use and brief violence
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Primary Audience:
Adults
Genre:
Comedy, Romance
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Year of Release:
2000
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John Travolta and Lisa Kudrow in “Lucky Numbers”
Featuring: John Travolta, Lisa Kudrow, Ed O’Neill, Tim Roth, Michael Weston
Director: Nora Ephron, John Lindley
Producer: G. Mac Brown, Nora Ephron, Andrew Lazar, Jonathan Krane, Sean Daniel
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
John Travolta in “Lucky Numbers”

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: Down on his luck, a popular Los Angeles weatherman, Russ Richards (John Travolta), convinces his coworker, the Lotto lady Crystal Leroy (Lisa Kudrow), to rig the numbers so that he can make a little extra cash. Having squandered his own earnings on trival pursuits such as a snowmobile business in Pennsylvania, Richards is desperate for a financial break. However, his plan goes terribly wrong. LUCKY NUMBERS, from director Nora Ephron, is a comedy with an all-star cast.


Viewer Comments
This movie was full of obscenities and references to illicit sex. It had scenes from strip bars and murder as well. The whole storyline is only secondary to all the trash in it and for a John Travolta movie this was one big disappointment. My husband and I both regretted watching it. We made the mistake of not reading any reviews on it first! My Ratings: [Extremely Offensive / 1½]
—Laura Andrews, age 32
This is one of the worst movies I have ever seen. It consisted of obscene language, extra-marital sex, gambling, cheating and murder with a foolish plot. Plus, the actors acted silly throughout the entire movie. From a Christian’s standpoint, I would recommend not seeing this movie at the theater or on video. I’m also disappointed in John Travolta for making this kind of movie. My Ratings: [1/1]
—David, age 43
Movie Critics
…over seventy obscenities combined with many regular profanities and moderate crude terms assault the ears…
—Preview Family Movie and TV Review
…sexual innuendo, including references to masturbation, genitalia, anal sex, oral sex, rape, lesbianism, biblical sex and sex with blow-up dolls…
—Kids-in-Mind
…scantily clad exotic dancers/strippers… casual sex…
—ScreenIt!