Lucky: Directed by John Carroll Lynch. With Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ron Livingston, Ed Begley Jr.. Lucky follows the spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist and the quirky characters that inhabit his off the map desert town.
“If ever there was a deserving send off for a grand actor, then this be it.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAs u0026quot;Luckyu0026quot;, the cantankerous but lovable old sole, shuffling his way out of this mortal coil, Harry Dean Stanton is, as always, remarkable. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eStriding with purpose, very slowly, through a very regimented daily routine – diner coffee, crossword, game shows, cactus watering, smokes, drinks at the local watering hole – Lucky is revealed as a complex, always thinking, opinionated, ready to drop the gloves, 91 year old.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThere are several great performances, highlighted by David Lynch bemoaning the escape of his pet tortoise, but the film really belongs to Harry. Swiping some great real life histories (Stantonu0026#39;s stint with the Navy) blurs the line between fact and fiction just enough to act both as a fitting tribute and engrossing movie on itu0026#39;s own merit. This is a talkie, where action moves at a tortoise pace, but it matters not, for Lucky has that rare power to draw the audience right on in.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAmong the many low key but brilliant highlights, is a stirring scene to which Johnny Cash sings Bonnie Prince Billieu0026#39;s u0026quot;I See a Darknessu0026quot;.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eHarry Dean Stanton was indeed Lucky.”