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“Just My Luck” is a 2006 romantic comedy film directed by Donald Petrie. This movie presents an intriguing twist of fate as it explores the concept of luck and love. The story revolves around Ashley Albright, a young woman who seemingly has extraordinary good luck, and Jake Hardin, a man plagued by constant bad luck. When their paths cross at a masquerade party, a kiss between them causes their luck to switch, leading to a series of unpredictable events.

Lindsay Lohan played Ashley Albright, the lucky and unlucky protagonist. Chris Pine portrayed Jake Hardin, the male lead with perpetual bad luck. Samaire Armstrong played Maggie, Ashley’s supportive best friend. Bree Turner played Dana, one of Ashley’s friends. Other cast members include Faizon Love, Mackenzie Vega and Missi Pyle.

“Just My Luck” was primarily filmed in New York City. Some notable filming locations include:

  • Central Park: Several scenes, including a pivotal meeting between Ashley and Jake, were shot in Central Park, showcasing its natural beauty and iconic landmarks.
  • The Plaza Hotel: The Plaza Hotel serves as the backdrop for some of the film’s scenes.
  • Times Square: The energy of Times Square provides the setting for various moments in the film, capturing the vibrancy of New York City.

Fun Facts:

  • The film incorporates elements of British pop culture, including the British band McFly’s cameo and references to British slang and traditions.
  • “Just My Luck” marked one of Chris Pine’s early film roles before he gained recognition for his portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk in the “Star Trek” reboot series.
  • This film was supposed to be the start of Lindsay Lohan’s transition to adult life from her teenage career, but actually started her downfall in her personal life.