This is a list of films I gave the 0 rating too. All these films are either so incompetent, so…
This will not end well.
Lucky Bastard is a "found footage" thriller about a porn website run by Mike (Don McManus) that invites fans to have sex with porn stars. Jay Paulson plays Dave, an eager young fan given a chance to have sex with the fabulous Ashley Saint (Betsy Rue). But everyone gets more than they bargained for in the seemingly mild-mannered Dave... with gruesome results. The film is captured by the "Lucky Bastard" porn cameras for a fresh take on the "found footage" genre
I know I'm not a lawyer or Hilary fucking Clinton, but I have standards!
I pretty much loathe the "found footage" genre with very few that end up impressing me. The only ones I can think of off the top of my head are the [REC] films and that one segment in V/H/S/2, Safe Haven, directed by Gareth Evans and Timo Tjahjanto. I actually love all those mentioned.
So why would I bother with this? Well first off it was listed as a drama and not really a horror, then it got good to great reviews from places like the Village Voice, The L.A. Times and The Hollywood Reporter so I figured what the hell! Believe me I…
Robert Nathan's Lucky Bastard fought strict censor restrictions in order to keep its NC-17 rating, effectively making it the first NC-17 found footage film ever made. Wisely so, because an R-rated Lucky Bastard would've been far more inferior than the NC-17 version we got as the final cut. Despite the film being exercised in the genre I run hot and cold with, Lucky Bastard finds incredible ways to be a gripping and suspenseful outing on a genre I wouldn't completely give up on just yet.
Just last night, I watched Earth to Echo, a new found-footage adventure for young children that serves as this generation's E.T.. Not only am I fully confident in saying that this is the first and…
Lucky Bastard is the directorial debut of television writer and producer Robert Nathan, a significant contributor to the long running show Law & Order. It is yet another film in the found footage genre, with the conceit being that what we see is the final footage filmed for a porn website whereby average Joe's are chosen to have sex with adult film stars and filmed, reality tv style.
Veteran character actor Don McManus is terrific as the producer and host, Mike, who must constantly juggle the demands of his porn star Ashley Saint (Betsy Rue) with the awkward fumblings and immature creepiness of his "lucky bastard" Dave (Jay Paulson), through a first hour which nails its reality-tv emulation. Dave mentions Ashley's…
Review for Variety. Amateur hour bullshit. Also homophobic in spots, which I didn't get a chance to mention in my review. Also the kind of film that thinks it's clever to make you think a character is getting raped before pulling the rug from you. I'm surprised there weren't Funny Games-esque moments where people turned to the camera and yelled "THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU WATCH PORN."
I guess I got to give it to the team for making me believe that actual porno stars were used for this movie... All in all, this is literally "torture porn", I guess after the title being thrown around so much, the next step was to make one...
But, even at its NC-17 rating, why not go all the way and censor some of the scenes?
Still, it gets really tense and crazy, not a bad way to spend a Friday night.
Actually kinda impressed, way better than I thought it was gonna be.
Yet another highly overrated and overhyped genre film that everyone can easily live without,as an ordinary guy wins the lucky chance at being on a porn set and its live shoot,with everyone on the set(with on-screen and behind the cameras) endlessly heckling him until he snaps and kills everyone in sight. It nearly killed the sense in my intelligence,which wisely shrugged this shoddy and boring celluloid diasterpiece off into the cinematic trash can that is nearby my PC. I rate this one two middle fingers,four if I had four hands.
Let's not talk about this one
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
i heard about this around six months ago and mentally discarded it as gross fetish horror, but having seen some surprisingly good reviews i thought i'd give it a go. i spoiled myself pretty heavily before watching because i knew there'd probably be rape scenes and wanted to be prepared. it's weird to follow a statement like that with "i was pleasantly surprised by this movie," but i really was?
this was pretty solid. don't come in hoping for brilliance obviously, but it looked higher budget than i expected, the acting was only a little bit embarrassing at worst (betsy rue is amazing im in love), and script and direction clicked well with the found footage style to keep everything…
The performances were actually really well done. Not that hard to play ditzy porn stars but they did get it right. Captured the porn scene really well but I disagree with the NC-17 rating. It wasn't that graphic. I wish I didn't know it was going to go where it did though; this would have played so much better if that was unknown.
Had the film been presented in a traditional style, it would have better served the story, actors, and intensity of the film as a whole. Review by Andy Comer
"You kind of have that dead eyed pornstar look."
Makes more sense as a found footage film than the vast majority of these things, and I give it credit for sticking to its guns about being a NC-17 release. That is all the credit it gets though. Like other people have said, starting with rape-as-comedy isn't the best way to go about things, and the plotting of the movie goes completely limp (gettit) as soon as the "action" starts. It is the rare found footage mess where the setup is more interesting than the payoff.
To put it bluntly, “Lucky Bastard” is boring. The movie is supposed to be a thriller about an unsettling and disturbing man snapping but with its cheesy, unconvincing acting, complete lack of anything even remotely scary or frightening, and the fact the entire film is dragging its feet to get anything done and spends all of its time stretching each and every scene to the point of tedium and boredom, the film just ends up being a really great sleep aid.
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