John Carroll Lynch’s LUCKY is a beautiful act of love. The Actor’s first feature as a director stars another (mythic) character actor, Harry Dean Stanton (Paris, Texas, Alien, Wild at Heart), in a rare lead. The actor died on September 15, 2017 at age 91, two weeks before the film was first released on US screens.
LUCKY is all the way about the peculiar Stanton. And it works great as a homage while most of these type of films fail. Lucky is not really about its basic story line:
Stanton plays Lucky. The old US Navy veteran is at the dusk of life. When his quiet routine, walking around between home, the local diner and regular Bar (and arguing with locals) starts to fail because of declining health… (SHOULD I STOP HERE?)
What you should know instead to prepare yourself:
1) Famous film critic Roger Ebert created (and was right on) the “Stanton-Walsh Rule,” stating: Continue reading