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Rated R · 104 minutes · 2008

Comedy, Drama
Three mismatched soldiers on leave back in the States from the Iraq war — Tim Robbins, Rachel McAdams, and Michael Peña — take a fateful road trip together and find they’re not the only ones wounded, in this hit-or-miss character study directed by Neil Burger (The Illusionist), who co-wrote with Dirk Wittenborn. McAdams and Peña do especially fine jobs as bitter, disillusioned lifers; for Robbins, his cast-off old sergeant is of a piece with his previous personae. The filmmakers reportedly used the Hal Ashby/Robert Towne/Jack Nicholson drama The Last Detail as a template, and sure enough, the new one doesn’t measure up. But don’t hold that against them (113 min.).
Official Site: theluckyonesmovie.com
Director: Neil Burger
Writer: Neil Burger and Dirk Wittenborn
Producer: Neil Burger
Cast: Rachel McAdams, Tim Robbins, Michael Peña, Katherine LaNasa, Molly Hagan, Spencer Garrett, Arden Myrin, Kirk B.R. Woller, Annie Corley and Christian Stolte

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