Pure Luck (1991)


“I can’t believe it. It’s humanly impossible to get everything wrong.” – Campanella

Number of Times Seen – 1 (4 Apr 2021)

Brief Synopsis – After his clumsy daughter goes missing, a businessman send his equally clumsy accountant to Latin America to try and find her.

My Take on it – Really silly film with a terrible premise that fails to wok on any level.

Martin Short is a great actor and is able to highlight his slapstick comedy here, but overall, the jokes just don;t work well enough.

Danny Glover plays the straight man really well and his ability to lose control over the smallest little things is actually funnier than most of Short’s antics here.

The story makes little sense and that hurts things even more because it’s so hard to care about any of the characters because it all comes across as a complete and utter farce without any real direction along the way.

The comedy of errors between these characters loses it’s enjoyment quite quickly and it’s hard to believe that they even thought that they could make a complete movie with these issues.

It might ave worked much better as a short skit on SCTV or Saturday Night Live.

The way that the story unfolds is so uninteresting and that is also problematic because it doesn’t give the viewer any real reason to want to see how this story will unfold.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Highsmith (Sam Wanamaker) has insured a world famous pianist hands for eight million dollars. In Danny Glover‘s first scene, he is reading a newspaper with the headline of “Renowned Pianist’s Hands Broken in Freak Accident.” (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (2/10)

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